Minnesota Moving Regulations

Minnesota Department of Transportation regulates household movers.  The moving company is required to be licensed and insured.  The mover must publish a tariff with the Department of Transportation.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges  for the movers, and the Department of Transportation holds all movers in the state of Minnesota responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Department of Transportation.

Most movers in the Minnesota metro area and the 7 surrounding counties, (within a 60 mile radius) will charge an hourly rate, and usually outside of this area will be priced by weight and distance.  By law they do have alternating rates, and if it is between weight and distance and hourly, it must be charged the lower of the 2.  Local movers are required to have MINN/Dot # on the truck.

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.

Any questions on licensing, tariffs, driver and medical waiver program, or complaints for household goods movers, you may contact:

Minnesota Dept of Transportation
Office OF Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations
365 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55155
651-366-3674.
www.dot.state.mn.us
www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/index.html
Minnesota Transport Services Association
840 Hampden Ave • Suite 207
St. Paul, MN 55114
651-646-4075
www.Mtsa.org
State of Minnesota Commercial Vehicle Operations
(651)215-6330
 Better Business Bureau of Minnesota
www.minnesota.bbb.org
2706 Gannon Road
Saint Paul, MN 55116-2600
Phone: (651) 699-1111
Fax: (651) 699-7665
http://search.bbb.org/search.html (Reliability Report)

 

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 other state related contacts:

 

Office of Minnesota Attorney General
www.ag.state.mn.us
Tel: (651) 296-3353
1-800-657-3787
1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
www.mnchamber.com
400 Robert Street North, Suite 1500
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-2098
651-292-4650/800-821-2230
(651) 665-3435 (Security-24 hours)
County Offices
Citizen Information Hotline
Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

C-2000 County Government Center
Minneapolis, MN 55487
612-348-5550
TTY: 612-348-6015
www.hennepinattorney.org
City Offices
Division of Licenses & Consumer Services
Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services
City Hall, Room 1C
350 South 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-673-2080
www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us
Banking Authorities
Financial Examinations Division
Department of Commerce

85 Seventh Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-296-2135
www.commerce.state.mn.us
Insurance Regulators
Department of Commerce
Market Assurance Division
85 7th Place East
Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-296-2488
www.insurance.mn.gov
Securities Administrators
Department of Commerce
Market Assurance Division
85 Seventh Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-296-4973
651-296-2488
Toll free: 1-800-657-3602 (MN)
www.commerce.state.mn.us
Utility Commissions
Public Utilities Commission
121 7th Place East, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55101-2147
651-296-0406
www.puc.state.mn.us