Household Goods Section
Moving Within Kentucky
If you are moving household goods from your home to another location within Kentucky, your mover must be licensed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Vehicle Regulation, Division of Motor Carriers (KYTC). The KYTC helps you by setting certain licensing and insurance requirements which movers must meet and by investigating complaints when problems arise.

If your intent is to move your household goods from one state to another, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has jurisdiction over the mover; not the KYTC. You can contact the FMCSA with any questions at 888-368-7238.

No matter where you are moving or whether the move is large or small, you should take the time to carefully plan your relocation. The information on this page will help you begin the process of moving within Kentucky.

Checklist For Easier Moving

  • Be sure the mover has a KY “DMT (sometimes referred to as DVR) license number”.
  • Request and obtain a written estimate.
  • Check with KYTC for additional information concerning rates, liability coverage and complaint history of the mover.
  • Make sure to be present during your move.
  • Review the written bill of lading (front & back) carefully before signing.
  • Agree to the method and terms of payment before moving day.
  • During unloading, check your household goods carefully before signing off on their condition. Be sure the bill of lading gives you the right to take a reasonable amount of time to check items for damages.
  • Ask the mover to check the van to ensure that all your household goods have been delivered.
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