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 911 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 911 / 311 call system.
Each provider is responsible for remitting 911 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 911 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.
|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 911 Fund, download the following forms and fund submission instructions:
- 911 (E911) Fee Remittance Report [XLS]
- Procedures for the Remittance and Reporting of 911 Fees [PDF]
- OUC E911 Notification Letter for False Statements (Title 34-1803 - westlaw.com)
OUC – E911 Fund Contacts
If you have a question regarding the Fund, please contact the OUC 911 Fund organization by either of the following methods:
- Sending an email to OUC’s 911 mailbox at: [email protected]; or
- Contacting OUC personnel directly using the contact information below.
911 Fund Administrator
(202) 645-9333 (direct)