Florida Department of Agriculture (Division of Consumer Affairs)regulates Florida’s IntraState household goods moving.
Florida Rules and Regulations
Florida’s Dept of Agriculture (Division of Consumer Services) is responsible for regulating household goods movers in the state of Florida. All moving companies are required to be licensed, and insured.
Local movers in Florida are required to have an IM #. A contract needs to be signed by the company and the customer before the services are done. It is up to the company on whether the move is done hourly or flat rate, as long as it follows what is in their contract. The industry standard for a local moving company in Florida is to either charge by the hour or by the fixed-price method.
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 on licensing or tariffs can be directed to:Department of Agriculture 1-580-480-3222. Terry Rhodes Building
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6500
Phone: (850) 488-2221 http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/
Florida Movers and Warehousemen’s Association PO Box 14629 Tallahassee, FL 32317 Phone: 850-222-6000 Fax: 850-222-6002 www.fmwa.org
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