47 CFR 1.1160 - Refunds of regulatory fees.
(a) Regulatory fees will be refunded, upon request, only in the following instances:
(1) When no regulatory fee is required or an excessive fee has been paid. In the case of an overpayment, the refund amount will be based on the applicants', permittees', or licensees' entire submission. All refunds will be issued to the payor named in the appropriate block of the FCC Form 159. Payments in excess of a regulatory fee will be refunded only if the overpayment is $10.00 or more.
(3) When a waiver is granted in accordance with § 1.1166.
(b) No pro-rata refund of an annual fee will be issued.
(c) No refunds will be issued based on unexpired partial years.
(d) No refunds will be processed without a written request from the applicant, permittee, licensee or agent.