Pennsylvania Moving Regulations

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulates Pennsylvania’s Intrastate Household Goods moving.

Pennsylvania Rules and Regulations

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulates household movers.  The mover must publish their tariff with the Commission.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the mover, and the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission holds all movers in the state of Pennsylvania responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures.

 Local movers are required to have a PAPUC # on their vehicles, Bills of Ladings, advertising etc to do local moves.  In the state of Pennsylvania, if the move is 40 miles and under, the move is priced on an hourly basis, if the move is over 40 miles (intrastate) move, it is priced by weight and distance.

 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 or for questions, you can call: 

 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Intrastate carriers)
400 North Street
Keystone Building
Harrisburg, PA  17120
717-783-3846 (ask for the Motor Carrier Division)
Pennsylvania Moving & Storage Association
PO Box 526
Marlboro, NJ  07746
Tristate Household Goods Tariff Conference, Inc
P.O. Box 1385
Mt. Laurel, NJ  08054-7385
Fax: 856-727-4844
Contact information:
Better Business Bureau of New Jersey
1700 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd,
Suite D-5
Trenton, NJ  08690
Phone:  609 588-0808 (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:

 Pennsylvania Attorney General
16th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Toll Free: (800) 225-7224
Main Line: (717) 255-3252
County Offices
Delaware County Consumer Affairs
Government Center Building

201 West Front St.
Media, PA 19063
Beaver County Alliance for Consumer Protection
469 Constitution Blvd., Route 51
New Brighton, PA 15066
Montgomery County Consumer Affairs
Montgomery County Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb St.
PO Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Bureau of Consumer Protection Regional Offices
21 S. 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Banking Authorities
Department of Banking
17 N. Second Street, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2290
Insurance Regulators
Bureau of Consumer Service
Insurance Department
1209 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Toll free: 1-877-881-6388
Securities Administrators
Securities Commission
Office of the Secretary
Eastgate Office Building, 2nd Floor
1010 North Seventh St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102-1410