Louisiana Moving Rules and Regulations
The Louisiana Public Service Commission regulates household goods movers. A mover must have a certificate of authority and be in good standings with the Louisiana Public Service Commission to perform local moves in the state. The mover publishes their tariff with this government agency, and must have their rates in their tariff. This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Louisiana Public Service Commission holds all movers in the state of Louisiana responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Commission.
There are no laws on whether the mover charges hourly or flat rates a move as long as the rates are published in their tariff. All licensed movers are required to have and LPSC # on their vehicles and shall include their legal and/or registered name, physical address, and LPSC # in all advertising, and on all invoices, written bids, or estimates given to consumers.
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.
If you have any questions, on Active Movers tariffs, or licensing, you can view tariffs on www.lpsc.org or contact:The Louisiana Public Service Commission 1-800-256-2397. www.lpsc.org Galvez Building, 12th Floor
602 North Fifth Street
Post Office Box 91154
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-9154 225-342-4404 or 225-342-4999
Better Business Bureau of Louisiana www.batonrouge.bbb.org 748 Main Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802-5526 Phone: (225) 346-5222
Fax: (225) 346-1029 www.neworlean.bbb.org 710 Baronne St. Suite C, New Orleans, LA 70113 Phone: (504) 581-6222 Fax: 504) 524-9110
For any questions on interstate moves, 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:Attorney General of Louisiana www.ag.state.la.us/ 1885 N. Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-326-6079
County Offices Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office
Economic Crime Unit
200 Derbigny St.
Gretna, LA 70053-5894
Banking Authorities Office of Financial Institutions
PO Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
Insurance Regulators Department of Insurance
1702 N. Third St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Securities Administrators Securities Division
Office of Financial Institutions
8660 United Plaza Blvd., 2nd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70809