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MOVING GUIDE FOR HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVES IN GEORGIA

An intrastate household goods carrier (mover) provided this pamphlet to you to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an individual shipping household goods within the State of Georgia. You are responsible for selecting a reputable household goods carrier, understanding the terms and conditions of the contract and understanding the remedies available for you to pursue in case problems arise. The Georgia Department of Public Safety has jurisdiction for all household goods moved within the State of Georgia. The…

BEFORE THE MOVE ONLY USE A LICENSED MOVER

All household goods carriers operating under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) must hold a certificate from the Department. Licensed professional movers must comply with the DPS rules and regulations for handling and moving your property and must perform their services under the rates prescribed by and published in the DPS Maximum Rate Tariff. Unlicensed movers operate outside the law, and they may provide little protection for loss or damage to your property – or none…

TYPES OF ESTIMATES

An estimate must be in writing. Any licensed professional mover must provide you with a free written estimate of the probable cost of your move. The estimate may be binding or non-binding. Get estimates from several qualified experienced movers. Be sure the estimator sees everything you want moved, including the basement, attic and garage and understands any special circumstances that may exist at the origin and/or destination address (stairs, elevators, etc.) Include only items that you are not planning on…