FCC Implements New Procedure For Ownership Changes In The Antenna Structure Registration System

On February 14, 2019, the FCC will revise its Antenna Structure Registration System (ASR) to put into place a new process for reporting changes in ownership of towers and other structures registered in the system. Related changes will be made to FCC Form 854, Antenna Structure Registration, on the same date. To implement these changes, the ASR online system will be unavailable as of 6:00 a.m. on February 14, 2019, until approximately 10:00 a.m. on the same day.

To increase the security of the ASR system and reduce the risk of unauthorized changes being made, going forward, both the current owner and the new owner of a structure will be required to approve any change in ownership registration. The new Ownership Change (OC) application procedure is a two-step process that requires both the assignor (current owner of record) and the assignee (new owner of record) to log into ASR, complete their respective portions of the application, and provide the signature of an authorized person. See Public Notice for additional details.


Public Notice [119 KB PDF]