Ohio Moving Regulations

Ohio Moving Rules and Regulations

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio regulates household movers.  The mover must file their tariff with the Commission.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio holds all movers in the state of Ohio responsible for following their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Commission.

Local movers are required to display their PUCO certificate # on their vehicles, and include it on their Estimates and Bill of Ladings forms,  to do local moves.  Local moves are charged hourly or by weight and distance depending on what is published in the movers’ tariff.

One important thing to remember is that you make sure your local mover carries workers compensation insurance and displays the PUCO certificate number on their vehicles.

To find out more on tariffs or if the company is certified, you can call:

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
www.puco.ohio.gov
180 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH  43215
800-686-7826
Ohio Association of Movers
www.ohiomovers.org
50 W. Broad Street, suite 1111
Columbus, OH  43215
 614-225-1029
President: Larry Davis
The Better Business Bureau of Ohio
www.centralohio.bbb.org
1169 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, Oh 43215
614.486.6336
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:

Ohio Attorney General
www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray
30 E. Broad St., 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(800) 282-0515
Chamber of Commerce of Ohio
www.ohiochamber.com
230 East Town Street
Columbus, OH  43215
614-228-4201
County Offices
Office of Consumer Affairs
County of Summit
175 S Main Street
Suite 209
Akron, OH 44308
330-643-2879
www.co.summit.oh.us/conaffairs.htm
Insurance Regulators
Department of Insurance
Office of Consumer Services

50 West Town Street, 3rd floor, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215
614-644-2673
Toll free: 1-800-686-1526 (Consumer Hotline)
Toll free: 1-800-686-1527 (Fraud Hotline)
www.ohioinsurance.gov