Texas Moving Regulations

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles regulates Texas Intrastate Household goods moving.

Texas Moving Rules and Regulations

The Department of Motor Vehicles regulates household goods movers.  Moving companies may participate in a collective tariff, and/or file their own tariff.  the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles holds all movers responsible for following by their tariff, policies and procedures.

In the state of Texas, shipments are considered local if they are within a county, between 2 counties, or within one city.  Movers’ charges are subject to follow by their tariffs, which are lawfully on file with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.  The moving company is required to have TXDMV# on Bills of Ladings, proposals, advertisements and vehicles (unless out of commission).

One important thing to remember is that you make sure your local mover carries workers compensation insurance and/or Accidental Insurance Coverage and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles.

To find out more on tariffs or if the company is licensed, you can contact:

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
http://www.txdmv.gov/
1- 888-368-4689
4000 Jackson Avenue
Austin, TX  78731
Texas Department of Transportation
www.tx.dot.gov
800-558-9368
125 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX  78701
Southwest Movers Association
www.southwestmovers.org
700 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX  78701
512-476-0107
The Better Business Bureau of Texas
Austin
1005 La Posada Dr.
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 445-2911
(512) 445-2096 FAX
info@austin.bbb.org
Waco/ Centroplex
445 Central TX Expwy #1
Harker Heights, TX 76548
254-699-0694
254-699-0746 FAX
info@centraltx.bbb.org

San Antonio/ Laredo

1800 Northeast Loop 410, Ste. 400
San Antonio, TX 78217-5296
210-828-9441
210-828-3101 FAX
info@sanantonio.bbb.org
Corpus Christi/ Victoria
719 S. Shoreline, Ste. 304
Corpus Christi, TX  78401
361.852.4949
361.885.0628 FAX
info@corpuschristi.bbb.org
http://search.bbb.org/search.html (Reliability Report)

INTERSTATE MOVES:

For any questions on interstate movers, 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:

Texas Attorney General
www.oag.state.tx.us
300 W. 15th Street
Austin, TX  78701
512) 463-2100
County Offices
Dallas County District Attorney’s Office
Check Division/ID Fraud

133 N. Industrial Blvd., LB 19
Dallas, TX 75207
214-653-3672
www.dallasda.com
Harris County Consumer Fraud Division
District Attorney’s Office

1201 Franklin, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002-1923
713-755-5836
app.dao.hctx.net
City Offices
Department of Environmental and Health Services
City Hall – Room 7A-North
1500 Marilla
Dallas, TX 75201
214-670-3696
www.dallascityhall.com
Banking Authorities
Department of Banking
2601 North Lamar Blvd., Suite 201
Austin, TX 78705
512-475-1300
www.banking.state.tx.us
Insurance Regulators
Department of Insurance
Consumer Protection (111-1A)
PO Box 149091
Austin, TX 78714-9091
512-463-6515
Toll free: 1-800-252-3439
www.tdi.state.tx.us
Securities Administrators
State Securities Board
PO Box 13167
Austin, TX 78711-3167
512-305-8300
www.ssb.state.tx.us
Utility Commissions
Public Utility Commission
1701 North Congress Ave.
PO Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326
512-936-7000
Toll free: 1-888-PUC-TIPS (782-8477)
www.puc.state.tx.us