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Broker Registration

Overview

Brokers must register with the FMCSA by filing the OP-1 Application for Motor Property Carrier and Broker Authority. After the MC Number has been assigned, to complete the application process, brokers must also take the following steps:

  • For brokers of property: Proof of Insurance Coverage: a Surety Bond (Form BMC-84) or Trust Fund Agreement (Form BMC-85) in the amount of $75,000.
  • For brokers of household goods: Proof of Insurance Coverage: a Surety Bond (Form BMC-84) or Trust Fund Agreement (Form BMC-85) in the amount of $75,000.
  • Form BOC-3, Designation of Process Agent Form (brokers may designate themselves as their own process agents in the State in which they are writing contracts)
  • Application processing fee: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Application processing time: Approximately 4-6 weeks
     

How to Register

There are several ways to file for authority:

  • Online: You can begin the online registration process for MC Number at Register or Update Registration Online.
    • A credit card is required
  • 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.
Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014