Submit a Request

Submit a request for an Advisory Opinion using the online portal:

A guide to the online portal is available here. For assistance, please call the Franking Office at 202-225-9337

NEW: Updated Communications Standards ManualUpdated Communications Standards will be applied beginning on January 7th, 2020. Previous guidelines can be found here.

Note: All revisions must be submitted and reprocessed before you can distribute the communication.

Once you receive your Preliminary Approval from the Commission, you may distribute your communication.

Final Approval (Receipt of your Advisory Opinion and Public Disclosure):

An office must finalize all requests submitted to the Franking Commission. Once an office has distributed the mailing or communication, they must verify what they sent out was what the Franking Commission approved. Upon said verification, an Advisory Opinion will be generated for the purposes of reimbursement, and the request will be made available for public review at the Legislative Resource Center.