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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program

Unified carrier registration.


2020 UCR registration period delayed; 2018 registration closing Sept. 30

The beginning of the 2020 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) period has been delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process for on fee levels for next year.

In addition, UCR will officially close the 2018 registration year on September 30, 2019.

For more information, visit the UCR website.

Register for UCR online

Online registration is preferred. Follow the step-by-step instructions at www.ucr.gov.

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.

Register for UCR manually

As an alternative, you may complete the 2019 UCR application (and UCR-2, if applicable) and figure your UCR fees for 2019 using the following links: 

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

Year Prior (2018)

NOTE: 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.

Register for UCR in person

You may drop off your application and check to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Central Office), located at 395 John Ireland Blvd. - Room 153, St. Paul, MN 55155.

Counter service hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidays.

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 $62.