Moving Resources

A guide to a Trouble Free Relocation

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, the professionals you hire to transport your goods are regulated by federal, state, and local agencies to help protect your valuable investment of time and money.

Here are links to some valuable resources that can help you accurately assess who you’re dealing with and how to best get there, as well as finding practical information if you’re relocating in Washington.

We’ve also created a print friendly PDF of these checklist for your convenience. Click below to download.
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Moving Company Regulators

United States Department of Transportation

More than 35 million Americans move each year. The “Protect Your Move” program run by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Program provides helpful information and resources to help consumers make informed decisions when hiring movers.
https://www.protectyourmove.gov/

Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission

The commission regulates residential moving companies that conduct moves within the state of Washington. If you are looking to hire a mover, make sure they are on the list of permitted moving companies below. Don’t hire a mover that is not permitted!
http://www.utc.wa.gov/consumers/movers/Pages/default.aspx

Washington Movers Conference

The Washington Movers Conference is a non-profit trade association for the professional moving industry. The WMC mission is to represent the interests of its members and to assist the customers they serve.
http://www.wmcmovers.com/home

Moving to Washington?

Washington State Consumer Protection

This valuable list of state and local consumer protection/advocacy organizations outlines who to contact on a wide variety of consumer issues including moving, banking, insurance and utilities.
http://www.usa.gov/directory/stateconsumer/washington.shtml

Information about Washington Communities

The “My Move” website provides an excellent overview of Washington communities. You can find details on most cities and metro areas, including the cost of living, relocation resources, tips on getting around, and basic information about schools, government, and climate.
http://www.mymove.com/guide/moving-to-washington.html

Washington State Utilities & Energy

The Washington Department of Labor & Utilities provides a list of electric utility providers for most Washington communities. If you’re not sure who will provide service to your new location, this is a great place to start.
http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/Install/Puds/default.asp
With a variety of energy resources used in our state, the State of Washington Department of Commerce’s State Energy Office is an invaluable source of information on energy issues and policies.
http://www.commerce.wa.gov/programs/energy/office/pages/default.aspx

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