Online Arbitration System
Our online system arbitration requests is defined to be simple and flexible. If you experience any difficulties, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 202-606-5111.
The cost for an online panel request with email delivery of the panel to both parties is $30 (for a manual request or if mail or fax delivery to one or both parties is requested, the cost is $50). As of May 20, 2019, the fee for an online panel is $35 and for a manual request (or manual delivery) is $70. 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).