Maryland Moving Regulations

Intrastate Movers are not regulated in the state of Maryland.

Maryland Rules and Regulations

In the state of Maryland, movers are not regulated and do not need to publish a tariff. The state of Maryland does have 3 regulations. First, the mover must have a notice of insurance or offer additional valuation on the move on their Bill of Lading. Second, the mover cannot enforce a carrier’s lien on your move.  Last the Bill of Lading must have the moving company’s information (address, name, etc) on there.

Moving companies can charge hourly or flat rate because they are not regulated.  Effective October 1, 2011, movers in Maryland must give intrastate customers a written estimate, separately pricing each service. The estimate must also state whether it’s binding or not.

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 find more information about intrastate moving in Maryland, you can contact:

Maryland Motor Truck Association
3000 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 644-4600
Fax: (410) 644-2537
www.mmtanet.com
 
 
Better Business Bureau of Maryland
http://search.bbb.org/search.html
www.baltimore.bbb.org
1414 Key Highway, Ste.
100 B
Saltimore, MD 21230
410.347.3990 | 410.347.3936 fax:

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 Maryland
Office of the Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
www.oag.state.md.us
(410) 576-6300 or
1 (888) 743-0023 toll-free in Maryland
TDD: (410) 576-6372

Maryland Chamber of Commerce
www.mdchamber.org
60 West Street, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 269-0642
(301) 261-2858
Fax: (410) 269-5247

County Offices
Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs
6751 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
410-313-6420
www.howardcountymd.gov

Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection
100 Maryland Ave., Suite 330
Rockville, MD 20850
240-777-3636
240-777-3681 (Anonymous consumer tip line)
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/consumer

Banking Authorities
Commissioner of Financial Regulation
500 North Calvert St., Suite 402
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-230-6100
www.dllr.state.md.us/finance

Insurance Regulators
Insurance Administration
Consumer Division
525 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-468-2000
Toll free: 1-800-492-6116
www.mdinsurance.state.md.us

Securities Administrators
Securities Division
Office of the Attorney General

200 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202-2020
410-576-6360
Toll free: 1-888-743-0023 (MD)
www.oag.state.md.us

Utility Commissions
Public Service Commission
6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806
410-767-8000
Toll free: 1-800-492-0474
www.psc.state.md.us