Dual Party Relay Service Assessment

Updated May 4, 2022

The Iowa Dual Party Relay Service (DPRS) law found in Iowa Code chapter 477C requires wireless carriers and wire-line local exchange carriers providing telecommunications service in the state to pay three cents ($0.03) per month for each telecommunications service phone number provided in Iowa.

As of January 2022, telecommunications companies were required to begin reporting their revenue-producing telecommunications service phone numbers for the previous calendar year within IUB 24/7, instead of via Google Forms. Companies will need to create a company profile in IUB 24/7 to access the DPRS report. The DPRS report is available in January for companies to submit the required information. Upon submission of the DPRS report, the company will then be invoiced for the assessment amount owed the following calendar month. The filing deadline is April 1 each year for each telecommunications company required to submit the reportable DPRS information.

For instructions on using IUB 24/7, please visit the Information About IUB 24/7 webpage. Instructions on creating a company profile in IUB 24/7 can be found on the IUB 24/7 for Telecommunications Companies webpage. 

If you are unsure whether your company has already filed a report with the IUB, please access your company profile in IUB 24/7, call 515.725.7300, or email iub.billings@iub.iowa.gov.

To report for a prior period, please email iub.billings@iub.iowa.gov and a link to the form will be provided to you.  Please include in your email the reporting quarter(s) for which a form link is requested.

For additional information on payments, filing, reporting and more, please refer to the Telecom FAQ in IUB 24/7.

Additionally, see IUB rules in 199 IAC chapter 17, Assessments.

For general questions, please call the IUB’s customer service staff at 515.725.7300 or email iub.billings@iub.iowa.gov.

Printed from the website on August 16, 2022 at 6:27am.