Local Moves: What To Know

For most states, local moves typically occur from one location to a second location within that same state. A local move can be to another unit in an apartment or condominium building. Or, it can be to another home or place of business down the street, across town, or even to an entirely new zip code. 


In most states, it’s all about not crossing a state line during the move. 

Move classification.

The price of a move is determined by how a move is classified. Local moves are regulated by state law. They are charged differently in each state. 

In some states, like California, a move less than 100 miles within the state of California is considered a local move. Any move over 100+ miles within California is an intrastate move. 

A long distance move takes place when moving across state lines.

Factors that affect the price of local moves.

  • The number of moving crew members and moving trucks needed.
  • The overall number of hours it takes to complete the move. This may include packing or other specialized services.
  • The materials used, such as boxes, eco bubble, packing tape, etc. 
  • Any additional miscellaneous items needed. Includes parking permits, shuttle service (if a pickup or delivery location cannot be accessed by the moving truck), and optional third party insurance.

Have more questions about local moves? 

Give us a call and our Client Loyalty Team will guide you through the moving process. We can even schedule a video chat estimate for you with one of our Relocation Specialists to determine the price of your move. Let us get you moving.

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