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IRP Registration

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is an agreement among states of the US, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada providing for payment of commercial motor carrier registration fees.

To operate in multiple states or provinces, motor carriers must register in their base jurisdiction (state or province).

For more information, view the Carrier Training Video.

Registering with IRP

Registering a fleet of vehicles is a one-stop registration process.

To register your vehicle with IRP apportioned license plates, you must contact your base jurisdiction (state or province) for specific information and requirements. Contact information for each IRP jurisdiction can be found in the IRP Directory. IRP, Inc. cannot provide registration information for specific jurisdictions.

You should also contact your base jurisdiction for information regarding:

  • Adding, deleting or transferring vehicles in my fleet during a registration year
  • Changing registered gross vehicle weights during the registration year


Frequently Asked Questions

View IRP Frequently Asked Questions.


IRP Registration - Fee Estimator

To obtain an estimate of IRP registration costs, use the IRP Fee Estimator, provided to IRP by Celtic.

The Fee Estimator is a tool to help you estimate the fees associated with registering apportioned vehicles based on various factors, including the distance associated with the jurisdictions traveled.

To determine the exact cost of IRP registration, contact your base jurisdiction.


Electronic Logging Device (ELD): Choosing a System for your Requirements

Access a chart indicating what is required for an ELD to be IRP and IFTA compliant versus for reporting hours of service.

Cross Border Requirements

Are you a motor carrier planning to cross the border between Canada and the U.S.?  Read about possible requirements and resources.

Related Terms

  • Base jurisdiction: the state or province where the registrant has an established place of business as defined in the International Registration Plan. If you are unsure what jurisdiction you should be based in, please refer to the Section 305 found on page 27 of the Plan.
  • International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA): inter-jurisdictional fuel tax licenses and quarterly reporting is handled through IFTA. Visit IFTA for more information about fuel tax licenses.
  • Motor Carriers Services: for more information on programs and federal initiatives, visit Motor Carrier Services.

Help Combat Human Trafficking

The exploitation of children, women, and men for the purposes of domestic sex and labor trafficking is real and occurring all the U.S. and Canada. The number of victims of human trafficking in the US alone is estimated in the hundreds of thousands, and this crime has been reported in all 50 states. Truckers Against Trafficking educates and empowers the trucking industry to report and combat this crime, therefore helping to recover victims and arrest perpetrators across the country.

Truck drivers are the eyes and ears of our roadways. Please report an anonymous tip anytime you suspect a minor engaged in selling commercial sex or anyone – regardless of age or gender – that appears to be under the control of a pimp by calling the hotline:

         1-888-3737-888 (US)

         1-800-222-TIPS (Canada)

         Text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733)

Motor carriers can also obtain free training and materials.

Resources for Motor Carrier Licensing and Compliance Specialists

If your professional role concentrates on motor carrier permitting, licensing, safety and/or compliance, consider IRP affiliate membership. Affiliate members learn from colleagues at both IRP jurisdictions and other industry representatives. Earn the IRP Education Certificate, use jurisdiction contact information on the member-only section of the IRP website, and keep your company up-to-date on IRP and related issues. Learn more about affiliate membership.


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