Companies that provide local and intrastate moving services must meet all the general business, equipment and vehicle licensing requirements as well as maintain state-mandated insurance for both business and workers compensation. The local and intrastate moving regulations for Minnesota are provided on this page.

IAMTrusted and IAMX-Validated movers have their documentation or direct resource links (backing up their listed years in service, association memberships, quality and compliance qualifications) available for your own verification at Validation for local and intrastate compliance can be viewed by clicking the “Intra Lic” link in the respective company listing.

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Minnesota State Compliance

Status:  Regulated

Regulatory Oversight:  Minnesota Department of Transportation

MN DOT Website:

Household Goods Movers

Make sure the mover is licensed. State law requires that licensed movers be insured, have licensed vehicles that meet certain safety and other requirements, and provide for a system in which complaints can be made and dealt with properly. Check with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to see if your mover is properly licensed.

Get several written estimates. Telephone estimates may not be reliable. Be wary of choosing on the basis of price alone. The mover with the lowest price may not provide the best service.

Follow-up with the State. State law requires movers to file their hourly rate with the Department of Transportation. Some movers may quote below this rate and then attempt to charge the rate they filed with the State. To find out more about a mover’s rate, call the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Be sure you understand the terms of the moving contract. Get everything in writing, including the mover’s liability to you for breakage or loss. Consider whether to buy additional replacement insurance to cover loss or damage. Check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see what, if any, moving coverage you may already have.

Consumer Information

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations
John Ireland Boulevard, MS 420
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 215-6330

Office of Minnesota Attorney General
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-3353 (Twin Cities Calling Area)
(800) 657-3787 (Outside the Twin Cities)
(800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay)