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Regulatory Fee Reporting

Welcome to the Regulatory Fee Reporting web page!

The regulatory fee legislation for public utilities and electric membership corporations was enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly to provide funding to pay the expenses incurred by the Commission and Public Staff in regulating public utilities in the interest of the using and consuming public. The regulatory fee requirements are administered in compliance with G.S. 62-302.

The Commission's Fiscal Management Division is responsible for the collection, deposit, accounting, and reporting of the regulatory fee for the Commission.

G.S. 62-302 and Commission Rule R-15 state in part that: "The regulatory fee imposed under this section is due and payable to the Commission on or before the 15th day of the second month following the end of each quarter. Each public utility subject to the regulatory fee shall on or before the date the fee is due for each quarter, prepare and render a report on a form prescribed by the Commission."

** Effective July 1, 2017, the regulatory fee percentage rate will remain the same as they were for state fiscal year 2016-2017.  The current rate is .14% (.0014). The two rates for the telephone subsection (h) and (m) companies will remain the same as .04% (.0004) and .02% (.0002) respectively. With the rate not changing, there will not be another Order issued.

For assistance you can contact the following individuals in Regulatory Fees Reporting:

Also, you can contact the Fiscal Management Section at 919-733-7680 or email Fiscal Management at

On this page you will find updated user guides to assist you with the various ways you can file and pay your Regulatory Fee Reports with the NC Utilities Commission. Below is a complete guide to all methods and then each section reiterates those instructions specific to how you are choosing to file your report.

Complete User Guide to Regulatory Fee Reporting

If you have filed online before and know what to do, click the Login button now.


Electronic Regulatory Fee Reporting

Filing your Regulatory Fee Report online is fast and simple and the system keeps up with your year-to-date jurisdictional revenue so you only pay what is required.

Find below a Training Guide to assist you in this process.

Electronic Regulatory Fee Training Guide (PDF)


Fillable PDF Regulatory Fee Reporting Form

Instructions for the Fillable PDF Regulatory Fee Report Form

Fillable PDF Regulatory Fee Report form for SFY 2016-2017 quarters

Fillable PDF Regulatory Fee Report form for SFY 2017-2018 quarters


Frequently Asked Questions

What internet browser should I use?  When filing your regulatory fee reports, make sure you’re using Internet Explorer.  It will not work with other browsers, such as, foxfire and google chrome.

Where do I go to get my NCID username and password? You can go to our homepage at and click on Regulatory Fee Reporting and a Login will be at the bottom of the page. Click on the Login. It will direct you to the NCID Login, then click Register and follow the prompts.

What if I forget my password?  If you can't remember your password, unfortunately you will need to re-register for a new one. Also, you cannot use the same information you had before.

When are the Regulatory Fee Quarterly Reports due? Each state fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) utility companies certificated by the NC Utilities Commission are required to file a Quarterly Regulatory Fee Report per General Statute 62-302.

The quarterly reports are due 45 days after the end of each quarter.

Can I pay if I have an outstanding balance? Utility companies can now pay outstanding balances on their account(s) at any time. This is available through the Regulatory Fee Filing History link. When you select your company, you will see any outstanding balance(s) you may have and you can make an electronic payment. This will allow companies that have separate staff filing the report verses staff that have authority to make payments to be able to do both pieces electronically/online. Please see this special section in the Complete User's Guide starting on page 38 for step-by-step instructions.

How can I find where to look up a previous filed report or invoice? You can obtain this information under the Regulatory Fee Filing History link. The public access includes reports and invoices for any report filed. The Utility Company individual inquiring will only have access to these reports and invoices if you are an active contact on the respective company's account. See the section starting on Page 35 of the Complete User's Guide for details.

What is the method of payment? We only accept e-checks online, checks or money orders. Please pay the correct amount. We don't return refunds. Overpayments will be applied to the next quarter.

Where do I mail my payments? Please make sure any mail is sent to the following address:

Fiscal Management Division
NC Utilities Commission
4325 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4300

If you Federal Express or UPS any mail, this should be sent to the following address:

Fiscal Management Division
NC Utilities Commission
430 N. Salisbury Street, Room 4223
Raleigh, NC  27603


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