Verify that a moving company is authorized to operate in California.
Moving companieswill be authorized and regulated by the Office of Household Goods and Services. The Office of Regulatory Personnel has created a page with regulated moving companies in South Carolina for the convenience of the public. Moving companies in Kentucky are licensed and regulated by the Kentucky Cabinet of Transportation (KYTC), the Motor Carriers Division.
To operate legally in the state, Minnesota household moving companies must have a current permit from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Moving companies operating in the Land of Encanto are authorized and regulated by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. New York is one of the states with the highest moving activity in the country, and local and intrastate moving companies operating in the Empire State Building are regulated by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Moving companies operating within the city limits of Washington DC are subject to regulation by the Public Utilities and Transportation Commission, which issues operating permits to household goods moving companies.
The Nebraska Public Utilities Commission (NPSC) regulates local and intrastate moving companies within the state. To promote safety, economic development and ethical business practices, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Personnel (ORS) oversees moving companies in the state. Intra-state moving companies in New Mexico must obtain a certificate in order to offer a domestic moving service. If you have a dispute with a local moving company in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is the regulatory body to go to for help on how to file a complaint against your professional partner.
If you have a complaint about a moving company doing an interstate move and are unable to resolve the issue directly with the moving company, you can file a complaint with the USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency that regulates local and intrastate removals of household items in Michigan is the Michigan Public Utilities Commission (MPSC). All legitimate moving companies must have a commission-issued “C” number, meaning that they meet the minimum insurance requirements and that they meet the provisions set forth in the state's Maximum Rate (MRT). Every moving company in good standing is assigned an NDDOT number, the status and validity of which can be checked by calling the phone number listed below.
You can find a list of Nevada moving companies and review their published rates here or file a complaint against a moving company here. Each company was assigned a PUC number and was required to comply with a publicly published universal rate that established the rates that moving companies could charge for various services.