South Carolina Moving Regulations

South Carolina Moving Rules and Regulations

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina regulates household movers.  The movers are required to publish their tariff with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Public Service Commission holds all movers in the state of South Carolina responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures.

Local movers can charge hourly or by weight and distance depending on what they have published in their tariff.  The movers are required to have a PSC# on vehicles, Bills of ladings, and advertising.

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 or complaints on licensed movers can be directed to:

The Office of Regulatory Staff of South Carolina
1401 Main Street, Ste. 900
Columbia, SC  29201
(803) 737-0800
Public Service Commission
www.psc.sc.gov
www.regulatorystaff.sc.gov
101 Executive Center Drive # 100
Columbia, SC  29210
803-896-5100
South Carolina Trucking Association
www.sctrucking.org
2425 Devine Street
PO Box 50166
Columbia, SC  29250-0166
803-799-4306
Better Business Bureau of South Carolina
www.columbia.bbb.org
1515 Burnette Dr
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 254-2525
(843) 766-9616
(866) 273-0792
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:

South Carolina Attorney General
www.scattorneygeneral.org
Rembert Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street, Room 519
Columbia, S.C. 29201
1-803-734-3970
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
www.scchamber.net
1201 Main Street, Suite 1700
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-4601
Fax:     (803) 779-6043