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Unified Carrier Registration Program (UCR)

A Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) must be on file for all individuals or companies (private and for-hire) who use commercial motor vehicles to provide commerce across state lines and/or internationally. An annual fee is charged based upon fleet size.

2023 UCR Registration now open

Registration opened on October 1, 2022, for the 2023 UCR registration year. Fees have been reduced from 2021, and are listed on the UCR website.

Enforcement for the 2023 UCR will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Registration for the 2020 registration year (except for state audit purposes) ended September 30, 2021.

How to register:

Visit the UCR website to register online.

You may make payments using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, debit/prepaid card, or e-Check. Note that if you use a credit card, an access fee will be charged based on the total amount; e-Checks will incur a $1 fee. Minnesota does not charge for this service.

You may complete the 2023 UCR application (and UCR-2, if applicable) by filling out and sending the forms below:

Checks and should be made payable to Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation. Applications and checks can be mailed to 395 John Ireland Blvd - Mail Stop 420, St. Paul, MN 55155.

Please write your U.S. DOT number or M.C.# on the face of your check. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned and may cause processing delays.

Previous year (2022)

Freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies

If your services as a freight forwarder, broker or leasing company are not combined with being a motor carrier – and you make arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods in interstate or international commerce – then the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) applies to your business. 

The UCR collects an annual flat fee of $41.