Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)


Please Note

We are a service company that can help you file with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Phone: 855-368-4200

Web: Home

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Number

Agency:Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Fact Checked:6/27/17

Initial Registration
USDOT Number

Form:

There is no form, instead use the Unified Registration System.

Filing Method:

Online only

Agency Fee:

There is currently no fee to obtain a DOT number, although the FMCSA has plans to eventually charge a fee.

Fact Checked:6/27/17

Registration Renewal
Biennial Update

Form:

There is no form, instead use the Unified Registration System.

Filing Method:

Online only

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to file a renewal.

Due:

Due biennially based on the following criteria: If your DOT number ends in a 1, your renewal is due at the end of January, 2 =February, 3=March, 4=April, 5=May, 6=June, 7=July, 8=August, 9=September, and 0=October. If the second to last digit of your DOT number is even, file renewal every even-numbered year. If the second to last digit is odd, file in odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Use this application to file the biennial renewal of your FMCSA registration.

Fact Checked:6/27/17

Amendment
Routine Update

Form:

Form MCS-150

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

There is no fee to update a registration.

Due:

Only due if your company changes name, address, or other details associated with your USDOT number.

Notes:

Use this application to update information on your FMCSA registration.

Fact Checked:6/27/17

United States Operating Authority

Agency:Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Fact Checked:6/27/17

Initial Registration
Operating Authority

Form:

There is no form, instead use the Unified Registration System.

Filing Method:

Online only

Agency Fee:

$300 per operating authority.

Notes:

Various insurance and bonding requirements must often be met before applying for operating authority.

Fact Checked:6/27/17

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