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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program is a federally mandated, state-administered program that went into effect Sept. 10, 2007.

Register Online Now

  • Click www.ucr.gov (Internet Explorer is not supported) and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Register By Mail

To register by mail, obtain a "mail in voucher" at www.ucr.gov. Follow the registration prompts, click on "mail in" then select "Generate Voucher." Mail the voucher with your payment to the address indicated on the document.

Contact Us

For questions, you can find the appropriate staff contact on the Contact By Division list.

2021 and 2022 Fees

UCR fees are not pro-rated.

Use the following table to determine the appropriate fee for your fleet.

Fleet Size

Fee
Per Company

From

To

From

To

0

2

$59.00

3

5

$176.00

6

20

$351.00

21

100

$1,224.00

101

1,000

$5,835.00

1,001

and above

$56,977.00

Questions

For more information, contact Licensing Services staff:

Background

In 2005, Congress passed a law creating the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program. UCR replaced the Single State Registration System (SSRS) and is similar 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 www.ucr.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, or
  • Is designed to transport 10 or more passengers (including the driver), or
  • Is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.

Intrastate passenger carriers, are not exempt from registering with the United Carrier Registration program.