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Jul 02, 18:40
Question by snippietab (SnippieT)


How do you find moving company public records?

How to find public records for a moving company.

Jul 06, 17:22
Answer by julie (Julie Owens)

If you're making a local move, check your local state department of transportation for a list of regulatory agencies that monitor the moving industry in your state. Generally, the states will tell you if a moving company needs to be registered, and if so, which moving companies are registered -- we would not recommend an unlicensed moving company.

You also might be able to see complaint reports -- it depends on the sophistication of that state's Website (and they're usually not very sophisticated).

If you're making a long distance move between states, go to the ProtectYourMove.gov Website, and use the mover's license number to check all sorts of goodies, like complaints, violations and insurance coverage.

Other places to check your moving company: Your local Better Business Bureau. What you're looking for here is a large number of unresolved complaints. That's usually a red flag. You should also check the major moving review sites, but be suspicious of moving companies with only positive reviews -- you can often bet it's moving company employees (or friends of the company) behind the prose. Finally, just do a simple Google search with the moving company's names, and the word reviews -- that will usually get you a few reviews for your research.

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