Montana Moving Regulations

Montana Public Service Commission Regulates Intrastate movers in Montana.

Montana Rules and Regulations

Montana Public Service Commission regulates household movers.  Intrastate movers in Montana are required to have a Certificate of Authority granted to them, this is based on Public Convenience and Necessity.  The mover must publish their tariff with the Montana Public Service Commission.  The tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Montana Public Service Commission holds all movers in the state of Montana responsible for following by their published rates, policies and procedures as set forth by the Commission.

In the state of Montana, most companies will price hourly if the move is less than 30 miles (this is considered a local move) and if over 30 miles or their tariff is not published hourly they price by weight and distance (intrastate move).  They do have to have the appropriate DOT #’s on their trucks.  Most Montana movers publish their tariffs under the Montana Tariff Bureau.

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.

For any questions on tariffs, verifying a licensed mover, or for complaints, you may contact:

State of Montana
Public Service Commission

1701 Prospect Ave
P.O. Box 202601
Helena, MT 59620-2601
406-444-6199
http://www.psc.mt.gov/Transportation/
Better Business Bureau of Montana
www.spokane.bbb.org
152 S. Jefferson
Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99201
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 related moving contacts:

Attorney General of Montana
www.doj.mt.gov
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT 59620-1401
Phone: (406) 444-2026
Fax: (406) 444-3549

Chamber of Commerce of Montana
www.montanachamber.com
900 Gibbon Street
P.O. 1730
Helena , Montana  59624
406-442-2405
Fax-406-442-2409

State Offices
Montana Office of Consumer Protection
2225 11th Avenue
PO Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151
406-444-4500
www.doj.mt.gov/consumer
Banking Authorities
Division of Banking & Financial Institutions
301 South Park, Suite 316
PO Box 200546
Helena, MT 59620-0546
406-841-2920
www.banking.mt.gov
Insurance Regulators
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Insurance Division
840 Helena Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
406-444-2040
Toll free: 1-800-332-6148 (MT)
www.sao.mt.gov
Securities Administrators
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Securities Division
840 Helena Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
406-444-2040
Toll free: 1-800-332-6148 (MT)
www.sao.mt.gov