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How to Pay the SEC

How to Pay the SEC

 

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Filing Fee Registrants

The Filing Fees Branch is responsible for validating and collecting fees pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 13(e) and 14(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Fees are generally associated with companies registering securities or debt, tender offers, and merger/acquisition transactions. For more information, please visit the Filing Fee Branch.

Any bank or wire transfer service may initiate wire transfers of filing fee payments through the Fedwire system to US Bank, the US Treasury designated financial agent for SEC filing fee payments. The hours of operation at US Bank are 8:30am to 6:30pm EST for wires. To ensure proper credit and prompt filing acceptance, it is critical to include:

  • The payor’s SEC-assigned CIK (Central Index Key)
  • And the US Treasury account number designated for SEC filers, which must be obtained by logging into EDGAR.
If a wire transfer of SEC filing fees does not contain the required information in the proper format, the SEC may not be able to identify the payor and the acceptance of the filing may be delayed.

At this time, the Pay.gov option is unavailable for Filing Fee payments.

To ensure proper credit, it is critical to include:

  • The payor’s SEC-assigned CIK (Central Index Key)
  • And the US Treasury account number designated for SEC filers, which must be obtained by logging into EDGAR.
  • When sending a check or money order, it should be made payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailed to the following address:

For USPS, payments must be sent to the following PO Box address:

Securities & Exchange Commission
P.O. Box 979081
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000

For common carriers such as FedEx, Airborne, DHL and UPS please use the following address:

U.S. Bank Government
Lockbox 979081
1005 Convention Plaza SL-MO-C2-GL
St. Louis, MO 63101

Enforcement Debtors

The SEC’s Division of Enforcement investigates and brings civil charges in Federal district court or in administrative proceedings based on violations of the Federal securities laws. An integral part of the program’s function is to seek penalties and the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains in order to return funds to harmed investors. For more information please visit Division of Enforcement.

Fedwire instructions can be obtained by either contacting the SEC Division of Enforcement Staff Attorney associated with your case or the Enforcement Treasury Operations Branch in the Office of Financial Management at:

Disgorgement-Penalty@sec.gov

202-551-7940

Enforcement Debtors can make payments using Pay.gov ONLY where the judgment/order directs payment submission to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Payments directed to the Courts or other third party entities cannot be accepted through this payment portal.

Currently ONLY the Bank account (ACH) option is available to Enforcement Debtors, other payment options including credit/debit card payments are not available at this time.

Proceed to: SEC Enforcement Collections

When sending a check or money order, it should be made payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailed to the following address:

Enterprise Services Center
Accounts Receivable Branch
6500 South MacArthur Blvd
HQ Bldg, Room 181, AMZ-341
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

Certification Requestors

Certified copies of records or documents may be requested using the Certified Document Request Form. For more information on public documents, please visit Records and Information.

Fedwire instructions may be obtain by contacting Enforcement Treasury Operations Branch in the Office of Financial Management at:

TOB_General@sec.gov

202-551-7940

To use Pay.gov please proceed to: SEC FOIA Collections

When sending a check or money order, it should be made payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailed to the following address:

Enterprise Services Center
Accounts Receivable Branch
6500 South MacArthur Blvd
HQ Bldg, Room 181, AMZ-341
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

FOIA Requestors

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which can be found in Title 5 of the United States Code, section 552, was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. The Securities and Exchange Commission charges fees to those who request information under FOIA to cover the costs associated with fulfilling the request. For more details, please visit The Office of FOIA Services.

At this time, the Fedwire payment option is unavailable to FOIA Requestors.

To use Pay.gov please proceed to: SEC FOIA Collections

When sending a check or money order, it should be made payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailed to the following address:

Enterprise Services Center
Accounts Receivable Branch
6500 South MacArthur Blvd
HQ Bldg, Room 181, AMZ-341
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

Non-Federal Sponsors/Foreign Authorities

Participation by SEC members and staff in external meetings serves the public interests since it allows the staff to present and/or clarify the SEC's position on matters that affect its work, to foster a clear understanding of applicable laws, and to provide the agency with an understanding of industry practices or conditions.

Title 31 U.S.C. 1353 grants the SEC authority to accept non-federal source travel reimbursement for attendance to meetings or similar functions.

Fedwire instructions may be obtain by contacting Enforcement Treasury Operations Branch in the Office of Financial Management at:

TOB_General@sec.gov

202-551-7940

To use Pay.gov please proceed to: SEC Host Pay Collections

When sending a check or money order, it should be made payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailed to the following address:

Enterprise Services Center
Accounts Receivable Branch
6500 South MacArthur Blvd
HQ Bldg, Room 181, AMZ-341
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

Self-Regulatory Organizations (SRO)

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 31, Transaction Fees requires each national securities exchange and national securities association, SRO, to pay the SEC a fee based on the aggregate dollar amount of certain sales of securities.

Fedwire instructions may be obtain by contacting Enforcement Treasury Operations Branch in the Office of Financial Management at:

TOB_General@sec.gov

202-551-7940

At this time, the Pay.gov option is unavailable to Self-Regulatory Organizations.

At this time, the Check/Money Order option is unavailable to Self-Regulatory Organizations.

Modified: April 15, 2015