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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program

Unified carrier registration.


2018 UCR registration delay

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors is delaying until further notice the start of the 2018 registration period while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes the rulemaking process for 2018 fees. 

See memo for more details.

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Register for UCR online.

Online registration is preferred and is nationally hosted by the Indiana Department of Revenue. Follow the step-by-step instructions at www.ucr.in.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. Neither Indiana nor Minnesota charges for this service.

Register for UCR manually.

As an alternative, you may complete the 2017 UCR application (and UCR-2, if applicable) and figure your UCR fees for 2017 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 (2016)

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 through 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM through 4:00 PM, excluding holidays.

News and Notices

Notice to all 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 $76.