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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program


2021 UCR registration is now open

Registration for the 2021 UCR registration year opened on October 1, 2020. You must register for the calendar year 2021 by January 1, 2021 in order to be in compliance. Enforcement for the 2021 UCR will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2021.

Fees will remain the same as they are for 2020, and are currently listed on the UCR website.

Registration for the 2019 registration year (except for state audit purposes) ended on September 30, 2020.

Register online

Online registration is preferred. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the UCR website.

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 by mail

You may complete the 2021 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.

Register in person

Our office will continue to be closed to the public, following Governor Tim Walz’s Stay Safe MN Executive Order. During this time, we will only be able to accept applications by mail.

Year Prior (2020)

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.

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 $59.