Kentucky Moving Regulations

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Dept of Vehicle Regulation (Division of Motor Carriers)regulates Kentucky’s Intrastate Household Goods moving.

Kentucky Moving Rules and Regulations

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Dept of Vehicle Regulation, The Division of Motor Carriers regulates household moves.  The mover must publish their tariff with the Department of Motor Vehicles.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (Division of Motor Carriers) holds all movers in the state of Kentucky responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Cabinet.

Intrastate Movers are required to have a KY “DMT” also referred to as a DVR license # to perform a local move and to operate in the state of Kentucky.  Intrastate moves (Intercity or local)are either charged by an hourly rate for labor and equipment, or a flat rate per room, depending on the company’s tariff.  If the move is over 25 miles, it is priced by weight of the shipment and distance.  In addition, there are additional charges for packing, overtime, etc.

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 tariffs or if the company is licensed, you can call: (KYTC) Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Dept.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
502-564-4127 ext 5353 Division of Motor Carriers

Kentucky Household Goods Carriers Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 99306
Louisville, KY 40269-0306
(502) 267-0600

Better Business Bureau
844 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY, 40203
Phone: (502) 583-6546
Fax: (502) 589-9940 Reliability)


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:

Attorney General of Kentucky
700 Capitol Avenue #118
Frankfort, Kentucky  40601

Chamber of Commerce Kentucky
464 Chenault Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: 502-695-4700
Fax: 502-695-6824

Banking Authorities
Department of Financial Institutions
Department of Financial Institutions

1025 Capitol Center Dr., Suite 200
Frankfort, KY 40601

Securities Administrators

Division of Securities
Department of Financial Institutions

1025 Capitol Center Dr., Ste. 200
Frankfort, KY 40601-3868

Utility Commissions
Public Service Commission
211 Sower Blvd.
PO Box 615
Frankfort, KY 40602