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How long does the operating authority or DOT number application processing take if you file on the Internet or by mail?

Operating Authority:

  • Online: Property carrier applications may take 20-25 business days
  • Mail: Property carrier applications may take 45-60 business days
  • Online or mailed household goods or passenger carrier applications may take 8 weeks or longer

DOT number:

  • Online: US DOT numbers are given instantly; a notification letter will follow in the mail
  • Mail: It will take approximately 3-4 weeks to process paper copies of the MCS-150 and/or MCS-150B

Last Updated : May 5, 2014