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) 445-2096 FAX
firstname.lastname@example.org Waco/ Centroplex
445 Central TX Expwy #1
Harker Heights, TX 76548
San Antonio/ Laredo
1800 Northeast Loop 410, Ste. 400
San Antonio, TX 78217-5296
email@example.com Corpus Christi/ Victoria
719 S. Shoreline, Ste. 304
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
firstname.lastname@example.org http://search.bbb.org/search.html (Reliability Report)
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
www.dallasda.com Harris County Consumer Fraud Division
District Attorney’s Office
1201 Franklin, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002-1923
app.dao.hctx.net City Offices Department of Environmental and Health Services
City Hall – Room 7A-North
Dallas, TX 75201
www.dallascityhall.com Banking Authorities Department of Banking
2601 North Lamar Blvd., Suite 201
Austin, TX 78705
www.banking.state.tx.us Insurance Regulators Department of Insurance
Consumer Protection (111-1A)
PO Box 149091
Austin, TX 78714-9091
Toll free: 1-800-252-3439
www.tdi.state.tx.us Securities Administrators State Securities Board
PO Box 13167
Austin, TX 78711-3167
www.ssb.state.tx.us Utility Commissions Public Utility Commission
1701 North Congress Ave.
PO Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326
Toll free: 1-888-PUC-TIPS (782-8477)