Who needs a permit?
- Any person or business entity that is paid to transport property in their motor vehicle regardless of vehicle size or weight. Persons who transport property for compensation are deemed a 'For-Hire' motor carrier.
- Generally, any person or business entity operating a commercial vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds or more, either for business or personal use. Persons operating such vehicles are deemed a 'Private' motor carrier.
*If necessary make copies of all forms before mailing originals to:
Department of Motor Vehicles,
Motor Carrier Services Branch,
Motor Carrier Permit Operations,
P.O. Box 932370 - MS G875,
Sacramento, CA 94232-3700.
For Frequently Asked Questions regarding Motor Carrier Permits,
Household Goods Carriers
Household Goods Carriers must complete and submit an Application For Household Goods Carrier Permit (Form TL706-HHG). There is a non-refundable $500 application filing fee. Other supporting documentation include, but are not limited to:
- Articles of Incorporation or Organization
- EPN #
- CA #
- BIT, if applicable
- Balance Sheet
- Profit and Loss Statement
- Fingerprints of all members, owners, officers or partners
- Equipment Form
- Form E & Form H submitted by insurance company
- Workers’ Compensation
- Tariff must be on file
Processing of applications takes about 90 days assuming all completed information is accurate.
For more details see: www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/transportation/movers/startupmovers.htm.