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State orders Snohomish County mover to cease operations
Regulators impose fine on mover for operating without a valid permit
OLYMPIA, Wash. – State regulators today ordered an Everett-based residential moving company to shut down business operations and pay a penalty for refusing to obtain a permit to legally operate within the state of Washington.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has ordered Robert Kulesza, doing business as A & R Moving, to cease and desist business operations related to residential moving. The company was also penalized $10,000 for offering to provide household goods moving services and for advertising its services without possessing a valid permit as required by state law. The company refused to respond to repeated notices to apply for a legal permit and comply with state consumer protection and safety regulations. Six thousand dollars of the penalty will be suspended if A & R Moving complies with the terms and requirements in this order.
The UTC is the state’s watchdog agency in charge of enforcing consumer protection and safety regulations for more than 200 residential moving companies operating within the state. Movers must charge proper rates, carry insurance and keep their vehicles safely maintained. The commission does not regulate interstate moving companies.