What Is The Cost To Move in Chattanooga, TN

When it comes to saving money on a move, comparing all the options is the best way to keep costs low.

Here are the 3 primary options when moving locally in Chattanooga.

Below we lay out the cost for each of these local moving options.

If you're coming from outside the greater Chattanooga area, check these popular routes for moving to Chattanooga and use the long distance move calculator to estimate costs.

Average cost to hire a moving company in Chattanooga, TN

Hiring a full-service moving company is definitely the most convenient option, but you should consider the cost to decide whether hiring a company to do all the heavy lifting is worth it or not.

So let's examine exactly how much the average Chattanooga moving company is going to charge.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost # of Movers # Hours Cost/hour
Studio $419 2 movers 3 hours $139
1 Bedroom $558 2 movers 4 hours $139
2 Bedroom $862 3 movers 5 hours $194
3 Bedroom $1,912 4 movers 8 hours $272
4 Bedroom $2,184 4 movers 9 hours $272
5+ Bedroom $3,320 5 movers 10 hours $380

Remember, these are just averages meant to give you a general idea on move pricing. Rates can vary depending on the moving company you choose to hire and the specific needs of your move.

Ask your mover

  • Places like high-rises and managed apartments will often require a copy of your mover's insurance and elevator reservation on moving day.
  • Check ahead with any neighborhood, community, or HOA rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Chattanooga city code requires that no person shall construct a driveway across any sidewalk or cut or drop any curb within the city without first obtaining a permit from the city engineer. And the location of all curb cuts, points of ingress and egress from all streets, parking and loading areas for all uses shall be approved by the traffic engineer before a building permit shall be issued. You may apply for a permit by completing this permit and emailing it to [email protected]
  • Interstate authority - Bingo Stamp - No local license required.
  • Tennessee law asks local truck drivers and new ventures to maintain a certain amount of liability insurance. How much you need depends on what freight you pull and where you haul it. If you don’t cross state lines and your truck is more than 35,000 GVW, you must get a Tennessee Department of Safety Certificate Number and have a minimum amount of insurance The insurance requirements for truck drivers who drive out of their state are more detailed. You must meet the above, and you must meet all the semi-truck insurance requirements recommended by the FMCSA. Typical federal liability limits are between $750,000 and $1,000,000. Both Tennessee and the FMCSA require certain filings be submitted by your insurance agent. Your insurance agent or insurance company should take care of these filings for you. These forms show the government that all your DOT truck insurance requirements are fulfilled. They must be submitted before you can receive your authority. Some common forms include: The BMC-99 Form MCS-98 Form E Form H

Work with your movers to ensure all these items are taken care of before moving day.

Average cost to rent a moving truck in Chattanooga, TN

You'll definitely have to break a sweat, but moving truck rentals in Chattanooga will absolutely be easier on your wallet.

Here's how the costs break down:

  • Base Cost: $19 - $39 per day
  • Mileage Fee: $0.79 - $0.99 per mile
  • Fuel Cost: Dependent on driving distance.
  • Truck Coverage: $20 - $55 based on coverage level
  • Parking Permit (if necessary): Chattanooga city code requires that no person shall construct a driveway across any sidewalk or cut or drop any curb within the city without first obtaining a permit from the city engineer. And the location of all curb cuts, points of ingress and egress from all streets, parking and loading areas for all uses shall be approved by the traffic engineer before a building permit shall be issued. You may apply for a permit by completing this permit and emailing it to [email protected]
  • Equipment Costs (optional): Dolly, straps, blankets

The total cost to rent a truck will depend on how far a distance you drive the truck, how many days you have the truck rented and a number of additional costs like insurance, parking, moving equipment rentals and more.

Average cost to rent a moving container in Chattanooga, TN

The containers are delivered, you load everything into them, the company picks it up, and it gets put in storage until you're ready for everything to be delivered to your new place.

Naturally, the advantage here is storage. These things will buy you time if you end up with a weird gap between leases.

Here's roughly what it's gonna cost:

  • Storage Fee: $59.95 per 30 days
  • Damage Coverage: $10 - $350 based on coverage level
  • Parking Permit (if necessary): Chattanooga city code requires that no person shall construct a driveway across any sidewalk or cut or drop any curb within the city without first obtaining a permit from the city engineer. And the location of all curb cuts, points of ingress and egress from all streets, parking and loading areas for all uses shall be approved by the traffic engineer before a building permit shall be issued. You may apply for a permit by completing this permit and emailing it to [email protected]
  • Door Lock (if necessary): $10 - $15
  • Equipment Costs (if necessary): Dolly, straps, blankets (optional)

So, storing everything in a one-bedroom will end up costing somewhere around $70 - $450 door to door. Still, you might want to factor in a little extra in case you end up paying for labor.

Each large container holds about 3 rooms until it's completely full. You might end up needing more containers, but keep in mind that your cost will essentially double with each container you add.

Where to rent a moving container in Chattanooga, TN

Learn more about these types of companies at our best moving container companies page.

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