How to Submit a Comment

June 3, 2021

The SEC invites comments on Proposed Rules, Concept Releases, Self-Regulatory Organization filings, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Rulemaking, Rulemaking Petitions, and Other Releases. Less frequently, comments are invited for Final Rules, Interpretive Releases, and Policy Statements.

Submit comments by one of the following three methods. To help us process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method.

Important: All comments will be made available to the public. Comments sent via online form or e-mail, will be posted on our website. Comments sent via paper will be converted to PDF and then posted on our website. When multiple comments are submitted with identical or near-identical content, only the first copy of the comment received will be posted publicly, along with a running total number of that comment received. Do not include personal identifiable information in submissions; submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. We may redact in part or withhold entirely from publication submitted material that is obscene or subject to copyright protection.

1. Online form

To locate rules open for comment, browse the various rules index pages:

The online form is accessed by a "Submit comments" link. Attachments can be included.


2. E-mail

  • Send comments to
  • The subject line of your message must include the File Number for the rule. This is the number that begins “S7-” or “SR-”.
  • If you attach a document, indicate the format or software used (e.g., PDF, Word Perfect, MS Word, ASCII text, etc.) to create the attachment.
  • Please note that we now accept comment letters in PDF format.
  • DO NOT submit attachments as HTML, GIF, TIFF, PIF, ZIP, or EXE.


3. Paper

Send comments to:

Vanessa A. Countryman, Secretary
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549-1090

Your submission must list the “File Number” for the rule. This is the number that begins “S7-” or “SR-”.

For more on the SEC rulemaking process and types of rules, see Rulemaking, How It Works.

Last Reviewed or Updated: June 28, 2024