Welcome to E-Filing at STB

E-filings (electronic filings) can be made in lieu of certain paper filings. E-filing is a file attachment process. The document(s) you submit must include the name and address of the person responsible for the filing.
Files up to 100 MB in size can be accepted as attachments.
E-filing may not be used to file:
  • initial filings in a proceeding;
  • filings requiring a fee (with the exception of recordations, which may be e-filed);or
  • large evidentiary filings (over 100 MB).

E-filing is not mandatory. You may continue to submit paper filings by submitting an original and ten copies to:

Surface Transportation Board
395 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20423-0001

NOTE: For express company and private courier deliveries, use ZIP CODE 20024. Use of incorrect ZIP Code may result in additional express company delivery charges.

Some of our e-filing systems will require you to log in, others will not. If you are prompted for a user name and password, you must first request a login account. Your user name will be your e-mail address and you will choose your password during registration. Once we grant you an account, you can continue with your e-filing.

Please note that e-filed documents received after 5pm EST will be processed the next business day.

For any issues regarding STB filings,
please call 1-202-245-0350

If you forgot your password,
please click here

Processes that require a Login Account: 

Processes that do not require a Login Account:
NOTE: When an individual chooses to submit a Formal Filing, a Recordation, an Environmental Comment, or some Other Submissions, his or her personal contact information is considered public information and is shared within and outside of STB without additional authorization.