Alabama Moving Regulations

Alabama’s Public Service Commission regulates Alabama’s Intra-State household goods moving.

Alabama Moving Rules and Regulations

Alabama household goods carriers are required to hold a certificate of public convenience and necessity granted by the Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC).

 In Alabama, local moves are moves that remain wholly within the police jurisdiction of an incorporated city or town.  All other moves are APSC regulated intrastate moves.

 Alabama statute requires these carriers to publish and file with the APSC, tariffs containing all the rates, fares and charges for transportation and all services in connection therewith of household goods in intrastate commerce.   Household goods tariffs on file with the APSC contain hourly charges for moves up to 30 miles and weight based charges for above 30 miles.

 Alabama statute states that no common carrier by motor vehicle shall charge of demand or collect or receive a greater or less or different compensation for transportation or for any service in connection therewith between the points enumerated in such tariff than the rates, fares and charges specified in the tariffs in effect at the time.

 For any questions pertaining to Alabama intrastate commerce, contact the APSC Transportation Division, Rates & Services, at 334-242-5172 or the web at

Alabama Public Service Commission
100 N. Union Street, Suite 850
PO Box 304260
Montgomery, AL 36130
Toll free: 1-800-392-8050 (AL) (Complaint Hotline)
Fax: 334-242-0727 go to the Transportation Dept, and type in the licensing information, whether it is local (intrastate) or interstate.


For any questions on interstate moves, and finding a licensed mover, you may contact the:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590

Protect Your Move (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)

US Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590

American Moving & Storage Association
1611 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

The following is a list of related moving contacts:

State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office
(1-800-392-5658 OR 334-242-7334)
500 Dexter Avenue,
Montgomery, Alabama, 36130

Better Business Bureau of Alabama

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama:
2 N. Jackson Street,
Montgomery, Alabama

Consumer Affairs Section,
Office of the Attorney General
11 South Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-7335 Toll free: 1-800-392-5658

Superintendent of Banks,
Center for Commerce,
Suite 689, 401 Adams Ave,
Montgomery, AL 36130-1201
Fax: 334-242-3500

Department of Insurance
201 Monroe St.
Suite 1700
PO Box 303351, Zip 36130-3351,
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-269-3550, Fax: 334-241-4192

Securities Commission
770 Washington Ave.,
Suite 570,Montgomery, AL 36130-4700,
Toll free: 1-800-222-1253 (Alabama only),