Brokers who are registering for the first time must apply for broker authority with the FMCSA via the Unified Registration System (URS) as of December 12, 2015. For more information about URS, or to apply for the first time,click here. After the MC Number has been assigned, to complete the application process, brokers must also take the following steps:
Proof of Insurance Coverage: a Surety Bond (Form BMC-84) or Trust Fund Agreement (Form BMC-85) in the amount of $75,000.
For brokers of household goods: Proof of Insurance Coverage: a Surety Bond (Form BMC-84) or Trust Fund Agreement (Form BMC-85) in the amount of $75,000.
, Designation of Process Agent Form (brokers may designate themselves as their own process agents in the State in which they are writing contracts)
: $300 (non-refundable) charged during the application process
After December 12, 2015, entities with existing authorities or USDOT number registrations will using existing forms/processes to update their authority or apply for an additional authority:
By mail: Once you havecompleted the OP-1 form, you must print the completed form and mail it to the address indicated on the form.
Request the form by phone: You can call to have a form mailed to you. Once you have completed the form, you can mail it to the address indicated on the form.
Note: Mid-day (especially Tuesday – Wednesday) has the highest call volume and is the busiest time for the Contact Center. Wait times and processing times can be much longer during these periods.
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