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1508.5 Submitting the Deposit by Hand

1508.5 Submitting the Deposit by Hand


To submit hard copy deposits in person, the applicant should place all the required materials in a single package (including the appropriate shipping slip(s) when submitting an online application). The package should be delivered by hand to the U.S. Copyright Office’s Public Information Office (“PIO”). PIO is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except for federal holidays. PIO is located at the following address:


Public Information Office

U.S. Copyright Office

James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM-401 101 Independence Avenue SE

Washington D.C.


An applicant who delivers registration materials to PIO during regular office hours will receive a date-stamped receipt that lists the title of no more than one of the works listed on the application.


NOTE: Visitors to the U.S. Copyright Office must pass through security before entering the building. Sealed packages or packages that are more than twenty-four inches wide by fifteen inches high are not permitted.