Washington Moving Regulations

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission regulates Washington State Intra-State household moving.

Washington Rules and Regulations

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission regulates household goods moving companies who conduct intrastate household goods moving within Washington state. Contact the commission to learn more about the rights and responsibilities of moving companies and consumers.

 In the state of Washington, if the move is 55 miles and under, it is priced on an hourly basis, if the move is 56 miles and over , then the move is priced by weight and distance.  The moving company is required to have a commission operating authority (permit) to operate.  The mover must comply with the state insurance, safety, and service standards.  The mover must place their HG # on their vehicles, Bills of ladings, and with any type of 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.

To find out more on rules, regulations, and tariffs or if the company has an operating authority (permit), you can contact:

 

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
888-333-WUTC (9883)
360-664-1160
www.utc.wa.gov/consumer/movingtips
 PO Box 47308
Olympia WA  98504
 Washington Movers Conference
www.wmcmovers.com
930 S. 336th Street #B
Federal Way, WA  98003
253-838-1650
Washington Trucking Association
www.wtatrucking.com
930 South 336th Street, Suite B
Federal Way WA 98003, U.S.A.
Toll Free (800) 732-9019
Local (253) 838-1650
Fax (253) 838-1793
The Better Business Bureau of Washington
1411 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-8000
 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:

Washington State Attorney General
www.atg.wa.gov
1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA  98504-0100
360-753-6200
The Washington State Chamber of Commerce
www.wcce.org
PO Box 1349
Enumclaw, WA
98022
Phone: 360.802.4595
Insurance Regulators
Office of the Insurance Commissioner
PO Box 40256
Olympia, WA 98504-0256
360-725-7080
Toll free: 1-800-562-6900 (WA)
www.insurance.wa.gov
Securities Administrators
Division of Securities
Department of Financial Institutions

PO Box 41200
Olympia, WA 98504-1200
360-902-8760
Toll free: 1-877-746-4334
www.dfi.wa.gov
Utility Commissions
Utilities and Transportation Commission
1300 S Evergreen Park Dr., SW
PO Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504
360-664-1160
www.utc.wa.gov