Intrastate Authority

Commercial transportation companies that only conduct operations within the state of Ohio are considered intrastate and are granted authority to operate by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio or PUCO. The renewal period for intrastate applications is from April 1st - June 30th.

You will need to complete and submit an application for Registration of Motor Carriers Operating Instrastate For Hire In Ohio, along with payment to the PUCO at:

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF OHIO
MOTOR CARRIER REGISTRATION DIVISION
180 EAST BROAD STREET, 14TH FLOOR
COLUMBUS OH 43215-3793


There is an annual per fee per vehicle and you are required to have a minimum of $350,000 bodily injury and property damage liability insurance. Permits must be displayed on all vehicle used for Ohio intrastate for-hire transportation.



There are additional requirements for hazardous materials and household goods. For questions call (614) 466.3392. See more details at www.puco.ohio.gov/puco

 

Household Goods Carriers

Household Goods Carriers must complete and submit:


Mail applications to:
      PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF OHIO
      MOTOR CARRIER REGISTRATION DIVISION,
      180 E BROAD STREET, 4TH FLOOR,
      COLUMBUS OH 43215‐3793.


Processing time is 7-10 business days. Renewal applications are mailed in May and must be returned before the June 30th expiration date.

For more information see www.puco.ohio.gov/puco.


Authority

Interested in obtaining your own operating authority? Interstate commerce is trade, traffic, or transportation involving either the vehicle, its passengers, or cargo crossing a state boundary. Intrastate commerce is trade, traffic, or transportation within a single state.

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Also referred to as an "MC","FF" or "MX" number, depending on the type of authority that is granted. Generally, 'for-hire' carriers engaging in interstate commerce are required to have Interstate Authority Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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