How Long Does It Take to Complete the USDOT Registration Process?


Quick Answer

Online or mailed passenger carrier applications can take longer than 8 weeks while online or postal applications will be processed within 20 to 60 days. Online applications are the fastest and usually get processed first, within 20 to 25 days.

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Once the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has approved an application, operating authority documents are typically sent out within 3 to 4 business days. As of March, 2015, the filing fee for a permanent authority is $300 and a notice of name change will run $14. A complete application is necessary for prompt processing to occur, and the application fees are nonrefundable.

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