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Regulated Businesses

We regulate local household moving companies, requiring individuals and companies located in Broward County to register annually for a license to engage in local moves, as detailed in Chapter 20-176.90 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances.

These regulations were enacted to safeguard the life, health, safety, property and welfare of Broward County residents. In addition, they provide certain protections and assistance to you when you hire a mover. Violators of the ordinance may be subject to civil penalties and revocation or suspension of their license.

Local Moves
A local move is one that begins and ends in the South Florida tri-county area: Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties. The moving ordinance also includes specific rights and obligations for both the mover and the customer.

Interstate Moves
Interstate moves are regulated by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Intrastate Moves
Intrastate moves are ones that begin and end in Florida but either the origin or destination, or both, are outside the tri-county area. They are governed by state law and regulations which are administered by the Florida Division of Consumer Services.

Consumer Resources

Broward County Consumer Protection Code: Movers
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