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Request a PIN Number

Overview

FMCSA issues two types of PINs:

  • The USDOT Number PIN received at registration may be requested from FMCSA if it is lost or forgotten
  • The MC Number (Docket) PINs must be requested from FMCSA

PINs can now be requested online and delivered in one of two ways:

You can also request a USDOT PIN by going to https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov and then clicking on the “Click here to request a USDOT Number PIN be emailed” prompt or "Click here to request a USDOT Number PIN be mailed to the address on file."

How Long Will It Take by Mail?

Please allow 7-10 business days to receive it by mail. It will be mailed to the mailing address on file with the FMCSA.

What is the format of the USDOT or MC (Docket) Number PIN?
 
The format of the USDOT or MC (Docket) number PIN is NLNNLLNL, where N=a number and L=a letter. For example, 1A23BC4D.
 
Last updated: Monday, February 24, 2020