Louisiana Moving Regulations

Louisiana Moving Rules and Regulations

The Louisiana Public Service Commission regulates household goods movers.  A mover must have a certificate of authority and be in good standings with the Louisiana Public Service Commission to perform local moves in the state.  The mover publishes their tariff with this government agency, and must have their rates in their tariff.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Louisiana Public Service Commission holds all movers in the state of Louisiana responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Commission.

There are no laws on whether the mover charges hourly or flat rates a move as long as the rates are published in their tariff.  All licensed movers are required to have and LPSC # on their vehicles and shall include their legal and/or registered name, physical address, and LPSC # in all advertising,  and on all invoices, written bids, or estimates given to consumers.

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.

If you have any questions, on Active Movers tariffs, or licensing, you can view tariffs on www.lpsc.org or contact:

The Louisiana Public Service Commission
1-800-256-2397.
www.lpsc.org
Galvez Building, 12th Floor
602 North Fifth Street
Post Office Box 91154
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70821-9154
225-342-4404 or 225-342-4999
800-256-2397
225-342-2831 (Fax)

Better Business Bureau of Louisiana
www.batonrouge.bbb.org
748 Main
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802-5526
Phone: (225) 346-5222
Fax: (225) 346-1029
www.neworlean.bbb.org
710 Baronne St. Suite C,
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 581-6222
Fax:  504) 524-9110

INTERSTATE MOVES:

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 Louisiana
www.ag.state.la.us/
1885 N. Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-326-6079

County Offices
Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office
Economic Crime Unit
200 Derbigny St.
Gretna, LA 70053-5894
504-361-2920

Banking Authorities
Office of Financial Institutions
PO Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
225-925-4660
Fax: 225-925-4548
E-mail:
ofila@ofi.louisiana.gov
www.ofi.state.la.us

Insurance Regulators
Department of Insurance
1702 N. Third St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-0895
225-342-5900
www.ldi.state.la.us

Securities Administrators
Securities Division
Office of Financial Institutions

8660 United Plaza Blvd., 2nd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-925-4660
www.ofi.state.la.us