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911 Fund

About the District of Columbia Emergency and Non-Emergency Number Telephone Calling Systems Fund

OUC is responsible for working closely with other District agencies and managing the Telephone Calling Systems Fund at the carrier/provider level. Frequently referred to as the 9-1-1 Fund, the Fund was established as a means to defray technology upgrade costs incurred by OUC at the District’s Public Safety Point (PSAP) in providing the 9 1 1 / 3 1 1 call system.

Each provider is responsible for remitting 9-1-1 Fund assessments to the District on a monthly or quarterly basis. Each provider is also authorized to state on the customer invoice a separate line item stating the amount of the levied pursuant to Title 34.
(The 9-1-1 assessment is assessed on all carriers, VSPs and/or service providers.)

For your convenience, the 911 Remittance Form automatically performs the 1:8 PBX trunk–to-station ratio calculations. Remittances should be completed electronically and must include assessments for federal line count.

All providers of local service, including wireline, wireless and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) Service Providers (VSPs) providing service in the District of Columbia are required to contribute to the Fund as defined in Title 34, Subtitle 5, Telecommunications--all applicable references.

Assessment Highlights

Assessment Amount Note
Wireline .76 Per exchange access line in the District of Columbia.
Wireless .76 For each telephone number that has a District of Columbia billing address.
VoIP .76 For each line, trunk or path that can access to, connect with or interface with 911 service based on primary place of use.
Centrex Line .62 Per Centrex line in the District of Columbia.
PBX Station .62 Per private branch exchange station in the District of Columbia. The PBX tax per station will be converted into a per trunk tax based on the ratio of 8 PBX stations to one PBX trunk. This applies to all PBX Trunks , analog, digital, etc.

All questions of applicability or eligibility should be submitted to OUC for resolution. The District’s Office of Attorney General (OAG) will be included in any Title interpretations and Rulemaking, as necessary.

In order to assist all Providers in their contribution to the 9-1-1 Fund, download the following forms and fund submission instructions:

OUC – E9-1-1 Fund Contacts

If you have a question regarding the Fund, please contact the OUC 9-1-1 Fund organization by either of the following methods:

  • Sending an email to OUC’s 9-1-1 mailbox at: 911fee@dc.gov; or
  • Contacting OUC personnel directly using the contact information below.

Contact Information

Yolanda Taylor-Weems
Program Analyst
9-1-1 Fund Administrator
(202) 645-9333 (direct)
(202) 730-0571 (fax)