Texas DOT Number

Motor carriers operating intrastate commercial motor vehicles on a road or highway in Texas must register their operations with the TxDMV’s Motor Carrier Division.

You must register as a motor carrier when you:
  • Operate a vehicle (or combination of vehicles) with a gross weight, registered weight or gross-weight rating exceeding 26,000 pounds
  • Transport hazardous materials in a quantity that requires placarding
  • Operate a farm vehicle with a gross weight, registered weight or gross weight rating of 48,000 pounds or more
  • Operate a vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver *
  • Operate a commercial school bus
  • Transport household goods for compensation, regardless of vehicle weight

Motor carrier registration (TxDMV Number) is available for seven calendar days, 90 days, one year or two years. A motor carrier certificate of registration is non-transferable between carriers registered as a sole proprietor.

Motor carriers can set up new authority (TxDMV Number) through our new online  eLINC registration system.


Fees & Payment
Motor carrier registration fees* (excluding household goods movers) are as follows:

Application Fee: Annual      $100
Insurance Filing (Form E)    $100 (with out household good)
Insurance Filing (Form H/I) $100 (with household good)
Vehicle -                                 $10 per vehicle
FilingFee -                              $100

Fees are payable by:
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express (a service charge of 25 cents plus 2.25 percent will be added.by TXDOT)
  • All fees are nonrefundable.

Total Cost without Household Good - $300 plus $10 per vehicle

Total Cost with Household Good - $400 plus $10 per vehicle

Fill out the attached TX DOT form and submit to [email protected].   Call Christine at 563 639 8016 to go over the form and to submit payment.  We now accept PayPal payments.  Click on the icon above.