West Virginia Moving Regulations

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia (Motor Carriers Section) regulates household moves.  The mover must publish their tariff with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.  This tariff outlines all the services and charges for the movers, and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia holds all movers responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Commission.

Local movers are required to have their PSC cert # displayed on their vehicles along with the Federal Safety Administration requirements.  There are no laws on whether the move is priced on an hourly basis or by weight and distance, as long as it is published in their tariff.

One important thing to remember is that you make sure you local mover carries workers compensation insurance and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles.

To check and see if a company is licensed and insured, or for complaints, you may contact:

Public Service Commission of West Virginia (Motor Carriers Division)
201 Brooks Street
Charleston, WV  25301
Better Business Bureau of West Virginia
910 Quarrier Street
P.O. Box 2541
Charleston, WV 25329-2541
Phone: 1-866-228-1820
Local: 304-345-7502
Fax: 304 345-7511
http://search.bbb.org/search.html (Reliability Report)


For any questions on interstate movers, 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:

West Virginia Attorney General
West Virginia State Capitol Building
1, Room 26-E Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2021
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
1624 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV  25311
(304) 342-1115
West Virginia Insurance Commission
P.O. Box 50540
Charleston, WV   25305-
Phone Number:  (304) 558-3707
Karl Angell, Jr., Director
Division of Weights and Measures
570 MacCorkle Avenue
St. Albans, WV 25177
304 722-0602
Fax: 304-722-0605
City Office
Nemo Nearman, Director
City of Charleston
Department of Consumer Protection

P.O. Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330
Fax: 304-348-8157