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How do I get operating authority (MC number)?

To get operating authority you must complete the appropriate motor carrier operating authority forms (OP-1 series) and submit them to FMCSA for processing. Please read the instructions for the appropriate OP-series form carefully to avoid errors.

  • Online: You can begin the online registration process for operating authority on our web site. This process requires a credit card.
  • By mail: Once you have completed 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 800-832-5660 to have a form mailed to you. Once you have completed the form, you can mail it to the address indicated on the form
  • There is a $300 fee for each operating authority requested. 

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLY FOR THE CORRECT TYPE OF MOTOR CARRIER OPERATING AUTHORITY. THE $300 FILING FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

Last Updated : May 7, 2014