Registration and Licensing Requirement for Each State

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While the federal government regulates all interstate moves, local moves are regulated by the individual states in which a motor carrier operates. These requirements also apply to long-distance movers when passing through the individual states.


There are tremendous variations in licensing requirements from state to state. For instance, certain states do not require movers to be licensed there. Over half of all states require that local movers have US DOT numbers. In order to best understand these complex regulations, here is a summary of the licensing requirements in each individual state.

TIP: Registration requirements can change frequently, and the latest updates might not be included on this list. Check your state's department of transportation website for updated information, and, for interstate moves, check all the states through which you will be passing.

State Licensing Required U.S. DOT Required? Website
Alabama APSC Number; must file rates with state PSC YES http://www.psc.state.al.us/
Alaska N/A YES http://www.dot.state.ak.us/
Arizona Must declare vehicle gross weight to the state DOT YES http://www.dot.state.az.us/
Arkansas Must have a Bingo Stamp NO http://www.arkansashighways.com/
California CPUC Number NO http://www.dot.ca.gov/
Colorado HHG license for household goods and PRC license as a property carrier YES http://www.dot.state.co.us/
Connecticut CPTC Number NO http://www.ct.gov/dot/site/default.asp
Delaware Permit proving vehicle registration NO http://www.deldot.gov/
Florida IM Number for local movers; MV and MR Numbers for long-distance movers YES http://www.psc.state.fl.us/
Georgia GPSC Number YES http://www.dot.state.ga.us/Pages/default.aspx
Hawaii PUC Number NO http://hawaii.gov/dot
Idaho State registration with Idaho DOT NO http://www.itd.idaho.gov/
Illinois ILCC Number NO http://www.dot.state.il.us/
Indiana IHGC Number YES http://www.in.gov/indot/
Iowa IOWAMC Number YES http://www.iowadot.gov/
Kansas MCID Number YES http://www.ksdot.org/
Kentucky KYU Number, KIT Number & IFTA license YES http://transportation.ky.gov/
Louisiana Common Carrier Certificate and a Bingo Stamp NO http://www.dotd.louisiana.gov/
Maine N/A YES http://www.maine.gov/mdot/
Maryland N/A YES http://www.mdot.state.md.us/
Massachusetts MDPU Number NO http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/
Michigan MPSC Number YES http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/
Minnesota MNDOT Number YES http://www.dot.state.mn.us/
Mississippi MSPC Number NO http://www.gomdot.com/Home/Home.aspx
Missouri MODOT Number YES http://www.modot.mo.gov/
Montana PSC Number YES http://www.mdt.mt.gov/
Nebraska Form A (for household goods movers) and Form H (for cargo movers and insurance) NO http://www.dor.state.ne.us/
Nevada CPCN Number NO http://www.nevadadot.com/
New Hampshire NHPC Number NO http://www.nh.gov/dot/
New Jersey NJPC or NJPM Number NO http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/
New Mexico PRC Number NO http://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/
New York NYDOT Number YES https://www.nysdot.gov/index
North Carolina NCUC-C Number NO http://www.ncdot.org/
North Dakota ND State Number NO http://www.dot.nd.gov/
Ohio PUCO Number YES http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Pages/Home.aspx
Oklahoma Intrastate license with PIN YES http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/
Oregon CAHG Number YES http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/
Pennsylvania PUC Number NO http://www.dot.state.pa.us/
Rhode Island N/A NO http://www.dot.state.ri.us/
South Carolina SCP-SC Number YES http://www.dot.state.sc.us/
South Dakota N/A YES http://www.sddot.com/
Tennessee Bingo Stamp for interstate moves YES http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/
Texas TXDOT Number NO http://www.txdot.gov/
Utah N/A YES http://www.udot.utah.gov/
Vermont N/A NO http://www.aot.state.vt.us/
Virginia VA DMV Permit NO http://virginiadot.org/default_noflash.asp
Washington WTC Number YES http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/
West Virginia WVCPCN Number YES http://www.wvdot.com/
Wisconsin LC Number YES http://www.dot.state.wi.us/
Wyoming DOC Number YES http://www.dot.state.wy.us/wydot/
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