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How Your State Regulates Movers

If you want specific information on how to check out moving companies in your state, follow the links in this table.

State Contact Phone Contact Address What's Required Link to State Website
Alabama (334) 242-5180 100 North Union St., Ste 980 Montgomery, AL 36104 Alabama moving companies are required to have an APSC #. Check mover's status on website. Visit Website
Alaska (907) 341-3200 None A local license is not required in Alaska NONE
Arizona (602) 712-8188 PO Box 2100, Mail Drop 525M Phoenix, AZ 85001 A local license is not required in Arizona. Moving companies declare vehicle gross weight to DOT. NONE
Arkansas (501) 569-2271 PO Box 8501
Little Rock, AR 72203-8051
Interstate authority - bingo stamp - No local license required. Check status on website. Visit Website
California (800) 672-1415 SSRS Unit
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This license number is a Cal-T (6 digit number) and is to be shown on all documentation and advertising materials Visit Website
Colorado (303) 894-2000 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80202 Colorado movers need a household goods # and a property carrier #. Visit Website
Connecticut (860) 594-3017 PO Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546
Connecticut moving companies must have a Connecticut Public Transportation Commission #. NONE
Delaware (800) 652-5600 PO Box 778
Dover, DE 19903
No local license is required in Delaware NONE
District of Columbia (202) 442-4670 914 N. Capital St, NE
2nd Fl
Washington, DC 20002
A local license is not required in The District of Columbia NONE
Florida (850) 410-3808 Florida Movers need IM #. Call or check website for status. Visit Website
Georgia (678) 413-8829 2206 East View Pkwy
Conyers, GA 30013
Georgia movers need GPSC #. Check status on website or call for more information. Visit Website
Hawaii (808) 586-2020 465 South King St
Ste 103
Honolulu, HI 96813
Hawaii movers need PUC #. Call for more information. NONE
Idaho (208) 334-8000 PO Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129
Idaho moving companies are required to have a DOT and state registration. Call for more information. Visit Website
Illinois (217) 782-6448 527 East Capitol Ave
Springfield, IL 62701
Illinois movers need an Illinois Commerce Commission #. Call for more information or to check status. Visit Website
Indiana (317) 615-7350 5252 Decatur Blvd
Ste R
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Indiana movers need IHGC# - Intrastate household goods certificate #. Call to check status. NONE
Iowa (515) 237-3264 PO Box 10382
Des Moines, IA 50306-0382
Needs IOWAMC permit #. Call for more information. NONE
Kansas (785) 271-3150 1500 SW Arrowhead Rd
Topeka, KS 66604-4027
Kansas moving companies need a Motor Carrier Identification #. Missouri moving companies are granted an exception to do local moves in the state of Kansas. NONE
Kentucky (502) 564-9540 PO Box 2007
Frankfort, KY 40602
Call for more information or status. NONE
Louisiana (504) 342-4439 (888) 342-5717 PO Box 91154
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9154
Louisiana moving companies must obtain operating authority through a common carrier certificate or a contract carrier permit from the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Must also register and purchase an identification (bingo) stamp. Visit Website
Maine (207) 624-9000 ext. 52127 State House
Station 29
Augusta, ME 04330
A local license is not required in Maine. NONE
Maryland (410) 767-8000 6 Saint Paul St
16th Fl
Baltimore, MD 21202
A local license is not required in Maryland. NONE
Massachusetts (617) 305-3559 1 South Station
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Check status on website. Visit Website
Michigan (517) 241-6030 6545 Mercantile Way
PO Box 30221
Lansing, MI 48909
MPSC# - Michigan Public Service Commission. NONE
Minnesota (405) 651-6060 ext. 6070 1110 Centre Point Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Minnesota moving companies should have current MNDOT#. NONE
Mississippi (601) 961-5439 (601) 961-5435 PO Box 1174
Jackson, MS 39215-1174
Mississippi moving companies are required to have a Mississippi Public Service Commission #. Please visit their website for further information. Visit Website
Missouri (866) 831-6277 1617 Southridge Dr
Jefferson City, MO 65105
Missouri requires only a class B license. NONE
Montana (406) 444-6195 (406) 444-6198 PO Box 201001
Helena, MT 59620-4639
Montana moving companies are required to have Public Service Commission #. NONE
Nebraska (402) 471-3101 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4789
Need approved authority also need Form A - Household & Form H - Cargo, insurance. NONE
Nevada (775) 688-2800 75 East Bank St
Ste 2
Sparks, NV 89431
Nevada moving companies a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity #. NONE
New Hampshire (603) 271-2447 33 Hazen Dr
Concord, NH 03305
New Hampshire moving companies are required to have NHPC #. NONE
New Jersey (973) 504-6475 (973) 504-6512 1035 Parkway Ave
CN 611
Trenton, NJ 08625
Call for status. NONE
New Mexico (505) 827-4519 1120 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
New Mexico moving companies must have a Public Regulatory Commission #. NONE
New York (800) 786-5368 (518) 457-6583 State Office Campus
Building 7A
Albany, NY 12232
New York moving companies must have a NYDOT#. Call (800) 786-5368, or e-mail ymoving@dot.state.ny.us
North Carolina (919) 733-4036 1100 New Barn Ave
Raleigh, NC 27697
North Carolina moving companies are required to have an Intrastate license #. Website
North Dakota (701) 328-2725 608 E. Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0480
North Dakota moving companies need State #. NONE
Ohio (614) 466-3392 180 East Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
Ohio moving companies will have information on file with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Call or visit website for more information. Visit Website
Oklahoma (405) 521-2965 Jim Thorpe Office Building
2101 North Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Moving companies in Oklahoma must have an Intrastate License Pin #. NONE
Oregon (503) 378-4851 550 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97310
Moving companies in Oregon must have a Certificate of Authorization movement of Household Goods. (CAHG #). Website provides status. Visit Website
Pennsylvania (717) 772-2254 PO Box 3265
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Moving company status is available through website link. Visit Website
Rhode Island (401) 941-4500 ext. 149 89 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02888
No Local license is required in Rhode Island but moving company must have certification with Public Utilities and Carrier Office and have tariff on file. NONE
South Carolina (803) 737-1755 10311 Wilson Blvd
Blythewood, SC 29016
Moving company status is available through website. Visit Website
South Dakota (605) 773-3201 (605) 773-5280 500 East Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
A specific local license if not required in South Dakota. Moving companies must have their US DOT #. NONE
Tennessee (615) 253-2293 1148 Foster Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
Interstate authority - Bingo Stamp - No local license required. Call for status. NONE
Texas (512) 936-7000 (800) 299-1700 4203 Bull Creek Rd
Building 22
Austin, TX 78731
Texas requires a TX Department of Transportation (TXDOT #) Visit Website
Utah (801) 965-4205 Heber M. Wells Building
4th Fl
160 E. 300 South
Box 146751
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6751
A local license is not required in Utah. NONE
Vermont (802) 828-4480 118 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602
A local license is not required in Vermont. Visit Website
Virginia (804) 367-0538 PO Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
Need to check if company is registered with DMV Visit Website
Washington (360) 664-1222 1300 S. Evergreen Park Dr, SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Washington requires a Washington Transportation Commission #. NONE
West Virginia (304) 340-0320 201 Brooks St
Charleston, WV 25323
West Virginia requires a Certificate of Convenience & Necessity - Household Goods. Public Service Commission. Visit Website
Wisconsin (608) 266-1356 PO Box 7967
Madison, WI 55370-7967
Wisconsin requires a Local Cartage (LC #) NONE
Wyoming (307) 777-4829 5300 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
Wyoming requires a DOC #. NONE

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