Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL INTERSTATE MOTOR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, BROKERS AND LEASING COMPANIES

What is UCR?
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement are part of a Federally-mandated, state-administered program that went into effect September 10, 2007. Under this program, States collect fees from motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies, based on the number of qualifying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in their fleets.

Who is subject to the UCR Agreement?
If you operate a tractor, truck, or bus in interstate or international commerce, the registration requirements of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) apply to your business.

This requirement also includes companies operating as brokers, freight forwarders, or leasing companies that are not combined with a motor carrier entity and make arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods in interstate or international commerce. The UCR collects an annual flat fee of $76.

Motor carriers operating only as private motor carriers of passengers are not required to register and pay fees under UCR.

Commercial Motor Vehicle: A “commercial motor vehicle” is a self-propelled vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:

  • (a) has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
  • (b) is designed to transport 10 or more passengers, (including the driver); or
  • (c) is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.

What are the UCR Fees?

FEES UNDER THE UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION PLAN
AND AGREEMENT FOR REGISTRATION YEAR 2016

 

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Number of CMVs owned or operated by exempt or non-exempt motor carrier, motor private carrier, or freight forwarder

Fee per entity for exempt or non-exempt motor private carrier, or freight forwarder

Fee per entity for broker or leasing company

B1

0-2

$76

$76

B2

3-5

$227

   --

B3

6-20

$452

   --

B4

21-100

$1,576

   --

B5

101-1,000

$7,511

   --

B6

1,001 and above

$73,346

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Online registration is nationally hosted by the Indiana Department of Revenue. Use of a website other than www.ucr.in.gov to file UCR may incur charges above and beyond the UCR fees.

How to register online today:

  • Visit www.ucr.in.gov   
  • Select “Start UCR Registration
  • Follow the quick and easy prompts to complete registration
  • Select one of the convenient payment options: Visa, MasterCard or E-Check.

Registration Forms:

2016 UCR Registration Form

2015 UCR Registration Form

2014 UCR Registration Form                                                        

Applications and payments by mail from out-of-state businesses must be made by certified check or money order. Please write your USDOT# on the front of your check. Checks should be made payable to South Dakota Department of Revenue and mailed to:

South Dakota Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles – UCR Program
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185

If you would like to learn more about UCR, go to www.ucr.in.gov or call (605) 773-4595.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you operated in 2015 and did not register in the UCR Program, you must pay both your 2015 and 2016 UCR fees to avoid possible enforcement action.

 

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