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This page will give you links and information on how to apply for you GMRS License (both Manually and Online), and Links to the Rules of GMRS.

The Link to the FCC GMRS Website is here


Note: below is pasted from the FCC GMRS website

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)

The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a land-mobile radio service available for short-distance two-way communications to facilitate the activities of an adult individual and his or her immediate family members, including a spouse, children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and in-laws (47 CFR 95.179). Normally, as a GMRS system licensee, you and your family members would communicate among yourselves over the general area of your residence or during recreational group outings, such as camping or hiking.
The FCC grants five-year renewable licenses for GMRS Systems. The individual licensee is responsible for the proper operations of the licensed GMRS system at all times.

FRS/GMRS Dual Service Radios

Some manufacturers have received approval to market radios that are certified for use in both the Family Radio Service (FRS) and the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS). Other manufacturers have received approval of their radios under the GMRS rules, but market them as FRS/GMRS radios on the basis that:
Some channels are authorized to both services, or
A user of the radio may communicate with stations in the other service.
Radios marketed as "FRS/GMRS" or "dual-service radios" are available from many manufacturers and many retail or discount stores. The manual that comes with the radio, or the label placed on it by the manufacturer, should indicate the service the unit is certified for. If you cannot determine what service the unit may be used in, contact the manufacturer.
If you operate a radio that has been approved exclusively under the rules that apply to FRS, you are not required to have a license. FRS radios have a maximum power of ˝ watt (500 milliwatt) effective radiated power and integral (non-detachable) antennas. If you operate a radio under the rules that apply to GMRS, you must have a GMRS license. GMRS radios generally transmit at higher power levels (1 to 5 watts is typical) and may have detachable antennas.


Before any station transmits on any channel authorized in the GMRS from any point within or over the territorial limits of any area where the FCC regulates radio services, the responsible party must obtain a license. The FCC usually grants GMRS system licenses for a five-year term. To apply for a GMRS system license, you may file online through the Universal Licensing System (ULS), or file FCC Form 605 manually. New filers can learn more about ULS in its getting started tutorials. See Fee Requirements for FCC Form 605 (pdf) for current licensing fee information.


Rules & Regulations Part 


This is a link to the complete Part 95 services for Personal Radio Service includes GMRS


GMRS is Subpart A  and  FRS is Subpart B and CB is Subpart D.


Section Contents

Subpart A—General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)

§ 95.1   The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).
§ 95.3   License required.
§ 95.5   Licensee eligibility.
§ 95.7   Channel sharing.
§ 95.21   GMRS system description.
§ 95.23   Mobile station description.
§ 95.25   Land station description.
§ 95.27   Paging receiver description.
§ 95.29   Channels available.
§ 95.33   Cooperative use of radio stations in the GMRS.
§ 95.45   Considerations on Department of Defense land and in other circumstances.
§ 95.51   Antenna height.
§ 95.101   What the license authorizes.
§ 95.103   Licensee duties.
§ 95.105   License term.
§ 95.115   Station inspection.
§ 95.117   Where to contact the FCC.
§ 95.119   Station identification.
§ 95.129   Station equipment.
§ 95.135   Maximum authorized transmitting power.
§ 95.139   Adding a small base station or a small control station.
§ 95.141   Interconnection prohibited.
§ 95.143   Managing a GMRS system in an emergency.
§ 95.171   Station operator duties.
§ 95.179   Individuals who may be station operators.
§ 95.181   Permissible communications.
§ 95.183   Prohibited communications.
Appendix A to Subpart A of Part 95—Locations Where GMRS Is Regulated by the FCC

Subpart B—Family Radio Service (FRS)

General Provisions

§ 95.191   (FRS Rule 1) Eligibility and responsibility.
§ 95.192   (FRS Rule 2) Authorized locations.
§ 95.193   (FRS Rule 3) Types of communications.
§ 95.194   (FRS Rule 4) FRS units.