If the household goods mover you're considering hiring doesn't have a permit from the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission, they are operating illegally. Contact the commission at to see if your mover is legal. Or call 1-888-333-WUTC(9882). A state permit is NOT optional. ANY company transporting household goods within Washington on public roads MUST be permitted. ALL CURRENT VALID PERMITS ARE ALSO LISTED ON THE COMMISSION WEB SITE AT WWW.UTC.WA.GOV. Just click on "regulated industries," then "household goods moving," then "list of current carriers."