Ohio Moving Rules and Regulations
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio regulates household movers. The mover must file their tariff with the Commission. This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio holds all movers in the state of Ohio responsible for following their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Commission.
Local movers are required to display their PUCO certificate # on their vehicles, and include it on their Estimates and Bill of Ladings forms, to do local moves. Local moves are charged hourly or by weight and distance depending on what is published in the movers’ tariff.
One important thing to remember is that you make sure your local mover carries workers compensation insurance and displays the PUCO certificate number on their vehicles.
To find out more on tariffs or if the company is certified, you can call:The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio www.puco.ohio.gov 180 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215 800-686-7826 Ohio Association of Movers www.ohiomovers.org 50 W. Broad Street, suite 1111 Columbus, OH 43215 614-225-1029 President: Larry Davis The Better Business Bureau of Ohio www.centralohio.bbb.org 1169 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Oh 43215 614.486.6336 http://search.bbb.org/search.html (Reliability Report)
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:Ohio Attorney General www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray
30 E. Broad St., 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215 (800) 282-0515 Chamber of Commerce of Ohio www.ohiochamber.com 230 East Town Street Columbus, OH 43215 614-228-4201 County Offices Office of Consumer Affairs
County of Summit
175 S Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
www.co.summit.oh.us/conaffairs.htm Insurance Regulators Department of Insurance
Office of Consumer Services
50 West Town Street, 3rd floor, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215
Toll free: 1-800-686-1526 (Consumer Hotline)
Toll free: 1-800-686-1527 (Fraud Hotline)