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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)
**UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION **
Two Ways to Register:
|The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program is a federally-mandated, state-administered program that went into effect September 10, 2007. |
You are now able to go online and register for the 2011 renewals.
**We will be mailing renewals in the next few weeks so watch your mailbox.
REGISTER ON-LINE-you can start registration on 10/15/10
**Highly recommended to avoid delays**
- Click on this link and follow the step-by-step instructions: https://www.ucr.in.gov
- Additional fees required for on-line registration:
- $3.00 one-time registration fee
- Paying by credit card = 2.5% credit card fee
- Paying by e-check = $1.00 e-check fee
| REGISTER BY MAIL |
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS BY MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Print and fill out the application form:
|The 2011 fees are listed below. |
**UCR fees are not pro-rated.
Fee brackets for motor carriers are as follows.
For more information, contact Licensing Services staff at: (360) 664-1222 or by e-mail at mailto:transportation.
Licensing Services Staff
Laws, Rules, and Resources
US Department of Transportation -- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Washington State Commercial Vehicle Guide
Other important agency links
BACKGROUNDIn 2005, Congress passed a law creating the UCR program. UCR was scheduled to replace the Single State Registration (SSRS) program on January 1, 2007. However, the US Department of Transportation only recently established the regulations necessary to implement the program.
UCR is similar to SSRS because it is a Base-State system. This means the carrier pays UCR fees through its base state on behalf of all participating states. (For information on participating states, see https://www.ucr.in.gov/).
UCR requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce, or individuals or companies that make the arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods, to register their businesses and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.
A “Commercial Motor Vehicle” is defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
- Has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds or more
- Is designed to transport 11 or more passengers (including the driver)
- Is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.