Requesting a Panel

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Requesting a Panel2018-11-04T13:09:54+00:00

Online Arbitration System

Our online system arbitration requests is defined to be simple and flexible. If you experience any difficulties, please notify us at arbitration@fmcs.gov or by calling 202-606-5111.

The cost for an online panel request with email delivery of the panel to both parties is $30 (if mail or fax delivery to one or both parties is requested, the cost is $50). Requesting a panel online is the preferred method, being easier, quicker, more reliable, and less expensive than submission of the PDF form.  To get an arbitration panel from FMCS, click here on: REQUEST PANEL. Panels are usually sent out within hours of the request. 

NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A PANEL WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR REQUEST, PLEASE NOTIFY US AT 202-606-5111

Bear in mind that, while the request form allows for special requirements (for example, geography other than standard choices, affiliations, certifications, industry experience), a party submitting such requirements is certifying that both parties have agreed to what is specified.

Standard geographic choices are regional (see map below), sub-regional (within a 250-mile radius of the dispute), and metropolitan (either a 60 or 125-mile radius to select from).

Arbitration Regional Map