South Carolina Moving Regulations

South Carolina Moving Rules and Regulations

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina regulates household movers.  The movers are required to publish their tariff with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the Public Service Commission holds all movers in the state of South Carolina responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures.

Local movers can charge hourly or by weight and distance depending on what they have published in their tariff.  The movers are required to have a PSC# on vehicles, Bills of ladings, and advertising.

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.

Any questions or complaints on licensed movers can be directed to:

The Office of Regulatory Staff of South Carolina
1401 Main Street, Ste. 900
Columbia, SC  29201
(803) 737-0800
Public Service Commission
101 Executive Center Drive # 100
Columbia, SC  29210
South Carolina Trucking Association
2425 Devine Street
PO Box 50166
Columbia, SC  29250-0166
Better Business Bureau of South Carolina
1515 Burnette Dr
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 254-2525
(843) 766-9616
(866) 273-0792 (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:

South Carolina Attorney General
Rembert Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street, Room 519
Columbia, S.C. 29201
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
1201 Main Street, Suite 1700
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-4601
Fax:     (803) 779-6043