Montana Moving Regulations

Montana Public Service Commission Regulates Intrastate movers in Montana.

Montana Rules and Regulations

Montana Public Service Commission regulates household movers.  Intrastate movers in Montana are required to have a Certificate of Authority granted to them, this is based on Public Convenience and Necessity.  The mover must publish their tariff with the Montana Public Service Commission.  The tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Montana Public Service Commission holds all movers in the state of Montana responsible for following by their published rates, policies and procedures as set forth by the Commission.

In the state of Montana, most companies will price hourly if the move is less than 30 miles (this is considered a local move) and if over 30 miles or their tariff is not published hourly they price by weight and distance (intrastate move).  They do have to have the appropriate DOT #’s on their trucks.  Most Montana movers publish their tariffs under the Montana Tariff Bureau.

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.

For any questions on tariffs, verifying a licensed mover, or for complaints, you may contact:

State of Montana
Public Service Commission

1701 Prospect Ave
P.O. Box 202601
Helena, MT 59620-2601
Better Business Bureau of Montana
152 S. Jefferson
Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99201 (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:

Attorney General of Montana
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT 59620-1401
Phone: (406) 444-2026
Fax: (406) 444-3549

Chamber of Commerce of Montana
900 Gibbon Street
P.O. 1730
Helena , Montana  59624

State Offices
Montana Office of Consumer Protection
2225 11th Avenue
PO Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151
Banking Authorities
Division of Banking & Financial Institutions
301 South Park, Suite 316
PO Box 200546
Helena, MT 59620-0546
Insurance Regulators
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Insurance Division
840 Helena Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Toll free: 1-800-332-6148 (MT)
Securities Administrators
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Securities Division
840 Helena Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Toll free: 1-800-332-6148 (MT)