Performance Bond Requirements

All CPCN, WIR and NDIEC holders are required to post a continuous performance bond to facilitate collection of fines, fees, surcharges, taxes, penalties, and restitution. All performance bonds or changes to the performance bond must be filed via the Advice Letter process. Please review the information on how to file advice letters under Advice Letter Information page.

  • For CPCN and WIR holders
    • The amount must be $25,000. (The Phase 2 of R.11-11-006 will determine a reasonable performance bond amount based upon intrastate revenue.)
    •  D.13-05-035: Revises the certification process for telephone corporations seeking or holding certificates of public convenience and necessity, and wireless carriers seeking or holding registration.
  • For NDIEC holders
    • The amount must be equal to or greater than 10% of intrastate revenues reported to the Commission during the preceding calendar year or $25,000, whichever is greater.
    • D.11-09-026: Clarified that the performance bond required by PUC §1013 (f) could be used to facilitate the collection of taxes or fees both in addition to fines, penalties, or restitution.
    • D.10-09-017 Compliance Requirements for Non-Dominant Interexchange Carrier (NDIEC) Registration Licensees

The sample bond is provided as guidance. Depending on the authority granted, please select one of the following bond templates provided below:

Annual Filing of Performance Bonds

All CPCN, WIR and NDIEC holders are required to have a continuous performance bond filed with the Commission. Therefore, on an annual basis, all CPCN, WIR and NDIEC holders, must file a copy of their executed performance bond via Advice Letter on or before March 31 of the calendar year.

Additional Resources

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Email: CDcompliance@cpuc.ca.gov
Mail:   CPUC Communications Division
           505 Van Ness Ave.
           San Francisco, CA 94102


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