Georgia Moving Regulations

Georgia Public Service Commission Regulates Georgia’s IntraState household goods Moving.

Georgia Rules and Regulations

Georgia Public Service Commission, (GPSC), regulates local and intrastate household goods movers from point A to point B in the state of Georgia.  All movers are required to be licensed and insured through the GPSC.  Local movers are required to hold a GPSC Certificate.  The movers must file under the Maximum Rate Tariff, and the tariff is filed and regulated through the GPSC.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the GPSC holds all local movers in the state of Georgia responsible for following by their published rates, policies and procedures as set forth by the commission.

A local move in Georgia is less than 50 miles and is priced on an hourly basis.  If the move is over 50 miles, it is considered intrastate and is priced by weight and distance. In the state of Georgia, moving companies may offer customers discounts off the maximum rate price on local or intrastate moves. 

One important thing to remember is that you make sure your local mover carries workers compensation insurance and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles.

To verify a moving company’s licensed status or to confirm they have the proper requirements, you may call:

 
Georgia Public Service Commission, Transportation Section
244 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA  30334
Robert West, 404-463-4355
Toll Free in Georgia 800-282-5813
Metro Atlanta:  404-656-4501
Fax:(404) 656-2341
www.psc.state.ga.us
 Georgia Movers Association
110 A Tommy Stalnaker Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088
478-718-2868 (Phone)
478-953-0015 (Fax)
www.georgiamovers.org

INTERSTATE:

 

For any questions on interstate moves, and finding a licensed mover, you may contact the:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
www.fmcsa.dot.gov
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC  20590
1-800-832-5660

Protect Your Move (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
www.protectyourmove.gov

US Department of Transportation
www.dot.gov
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC  20590
1-800-877-8339
1-866-377-8642

American Moving & Storage Association
www.moving.org
1611 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
1-800-849-2672

The following is a list of related moving contacts:

 
Attorney General of Georgia
www.law.ga.gov

Office of the Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, Ga 30334
(404) 656-3300
Fax: (404) 657-8733

Georgia Chamber of Commerce
www.gachamber.com
233 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30303-1564
Located in Harris Tower, Peachtree Center
Phone: 404-223-2264
Toll free in Georgia: 800-241-2286
Fax: 404-223-2290

State Offices
Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SE, Suite 356
Atlanta, GA 30334-4600
404-651-8600
www.consumer.georgia.gov

Banking Authorities
Department of Banking and Finance
2990 Brandywine Rd., Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30341-5565
770-986-1633
www.gadbf.org

Insurance Regulators
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

West Tower, Suite 716
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-2070
www.gainsurance.org

Securities Administrators
Divison of Securities and Business Regulation
Office of the Secretary of State

Suite 802, West Tower
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-3920
Toll free: 1-888-733-7427
www.sos.ga.gov/securities

Utility Commissions
Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street, First Floor
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-4501
www.psc.state.ga.us