Illinois Moving Regulations

Illinois Commerce Commission Regulates Illinois Intra-state household good moves.

Illinois Rules and Regulations

Illinois Commerce Commission regulates Illinois household good movers for local and intrastate moves. The moving company is responsible for publishing a tariff, and the tariff is filed and regulated with the ILCC. The tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the ILCC holds all movers in the state of Illinois responsible for following their published rates, and the regulations and procedures as set forth by the Commission.

In Illinois if your move is less than 35 miles, it is priced on an hourly basis. If the move is over 35 miles and falls entirely within the area covered by the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Kendall, or Will , it is still done on an hourly basis. If the move is over 35 miles, it is priced by weight and distance.  Movers are required to display ILCC # on their vehicles when doing any moves within Illinois.  Discounts or flat rating are not allowed on moves within Illinois except in certain very restricted geographic areas.

One important thing to remember is to make sure your local mover carries workers compensation insurance and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles.  All movers within Illinois are required to show proof of workers compesation as a condition of their license to operate.

If you have any questions regarding licensing or published tariffs, or complaints, contact:

Illinois Commerce Commission
527 East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701
Illinois Movers and Warehousemen’s Association
40 Adloff Lane
Springfield, IL 62703
Better Business Bureau of Illinois
BBB Headquarters
330 N Wabash Avenue Suite #2006
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 832-0500 (Reliability Report)


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:

Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Springfield Office
215 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
Main: 217.522.5512
Fax: 217.522.5518

Chicago Office
300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
Main: 312.983.7100
Fax: 312.983.7101

Illinois Attorney General
Springfield Main Office
500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1090
TTY: 1-877-844-5461

Chicago Main Office
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3000
TTY: 1-800-964-3013

Carbondale Main Office
1001 East Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 529-6400/6401
TTY: 1-877-675-9339

Chicago Department of Consumer Services
50 West Washington
Richard J. Daley Center, Room 208
Chicago, IL 60602
TTY: 312-742-8705
Fax: 312-744-9089

City of Des Plaines Consumer Protection Office
1420 Miner St., Suite 401
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Fax: 847-391-5378

Division of Banks and Real Estate
122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60603

Division of Insurance- Chicago
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

100 W. Randolph St., Suite 9-301
Chicago, IL 60601-3395

Division of Insurance- Springfield
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

320 W. Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62767-0001
Toll free: 1-877-527-9431 (Office of Consumer Health Insurance)
Toll free: 1-866-445-5364 (Consumer Assistance Hotline)

Securities Department
Secretary of State
300 W. Jefferson St, Suite 300A
Springfield, IL 62702