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Reinstate MC/FF/Broker Number


Application to reinstate operating authority that has been dismissed for less than 12 months



To reinstate or reactivate your operating authority (MC, FF, or MX Docket Number), you must first:


  • File your Proof of Insurance and Form BOC-3 (Designation of Process Agent) with FMCSA.
  • Motor Carriers Only:Have an active USDOT Number with up-to-date contact information on file. Our systems will not allow users to request reinstatement if the USDOT Number is Inactive or Out of Service. You may submit a biennial update along with your reinstatement request to update your information.


Authority is typically active within a week of application receipt and valid payment. FMCSA will notify you if your application is on hold, pending additional information or in vetting under review.


You must reapply for a new authority if your operating authority has been dismissed for more than one year.


Passenger Carriers Only: You cannot request reinstatement if you have been placed Out of Service for being an “imminent hazard” or due to a final unsatisfactory safety rating (“UNSAT/UNFIT). Instead, re-apply for operating authority.