Arkansas Moving Regulations

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department regulates Arkansas Intra-State household moving.


Household goods movers are regulated in the state of Arkansas.  They do require an intrastate operating authority permit for point to point moves in Arkansas.  Movers are not required to file a tariff within the state.   The moving company is required to offer additional insurance coverage to their customers.  Some local movers charge hourly or some will give a flat rate.  One important thing to remember is to make sure your local mover carries workers compensation insurance and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles.

If the vehicle GVWR is over 10,000 lbs, then the mover must be regulated by DOT regulations. If you have any questions about the laws in Arkansas, you may contact the:

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
PO BOX 2261
Little Rock, AR  72203-2261
501-569-2158 David Long
501-569-2355 Lakesha Walker


For any questions on interstate movers, 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:

Arkansas Attorney General
323 Center Street
Suite 200
Little Rock, AR   72201,
501-682-2007, 1-800-482-9892,
Arkansas Chamber of Commerce
1200 West Capitol Ave
P.O. Box 3645
Little Rock, AR 72203-3645
Phone: (501) 372-2222
Fax: (501) 372-2722
Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Attorney General

323 Center St., Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2341 (Consumer Hotline)
Toll free: 1-800-482-8982 (Consumer Hotline)
Toll free: 1-800-448-3014 (Crime Victims Hotline)
Toll free: 1-888-382-1222 (Do Not Call Program)
TTY: 501-682-6073
Fax: 501-682-8118 (Consumer Division)
Banking Authorities
State Bank Department
400 Hardin Rd., Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72211
Fax: 501-324-9028
Department of Insurance
1200 W. Third St.
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904
501-371-2640 (Consumer Services)
Toll free: 1-800-282-9134 (AR)
Toll free: 1-800-852-5494 (Consumer Services)
Toll free: 1-866-660-0888 (Criminal Investigations – Insurance Fraud)
Fax: 501-371-2749
Arkansas Securities Department
Heritage West Bldg., Suite 300
201 East Markham,
Little Rock, AR 72201
Toll free: 1-800-981-4429
Fax: 501-324-9268
Public Service Commission of Arkansas
PO Box 400
1000 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72203-0400
501-682-1718 (Complaints)
Toll free: 1-800-482-1164 (AR – Complaints)
TTY: 1-800-682-2898 (Toll free)
Fax: 501-682-5731