What is IRP: How to Apply Online & IRP Renewal

IRP registration

The International Registration Plan (IRP registration) is an agreement among members to register vehicles that cross at least two jurisdictions. The member jurisdictions are all states with contiguous borders and including the District of Columbia and participating Canadian provinces. Registrations granted in accordance with this agreement are typically called “apportioned” or “prorated” registrations.


Trinity3logistics has switched to a brand new and improved processing system for our motor carriers. It integrates interstate registration of vehicles (IRP) as well as interstate fuel tax (IFTA) solutions. A letter of officiality was sent to all IRP/IFTA providers and included an outline of this new introduction.

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Apportioned registration is an alternative option of registration that allows the possibility of registration for the fleet of vehicles which are in operation in more than two jurisdictions, with the paying fees to the jurisdiction that is base. A fleet could comprise at least one vehicle. The jurisdiction that is the base for the fleet is the one responsible for transferring fees to the jurisdictions that are affected. Registration fees are calculated by the amount of miles driven in each member state and also the total registered Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of each vehicle.

The Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP) in effect since January. 1st of 2015, has changed the Plan more effective more fair and adaptable in its jurisdictions as well as applicants by providing complete reciprocity to all apportioned vehicles across every member IRP jurisdictions, as well as removing out of the Plan any clauses relating to estimated distances. First-time registrants are registered across all member jurisdictions, giving them the freedom to travel within any participating jurisdiction. However, they will only be charged fees for those jurisdictions where mileage was recorded during the reporting period of the fleet.

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is designed for all individuals or company that is involved within commercial travel that moves interstate and fulfills certain requirements. The distinctive feature in the IRP allows every registered company obtain a plates and registration card that allows them to travel across states with certain weights.

For more information about IRP, see the following resources or call +1 404-513-0612 or email at [email protected].

Online Application

Our IRP application lets you process, pay as well as print your taxi card without having to leave your office or home. Additionally, you can renew your plates as well as process the majority of transactions, including adding vehicles, transfers as well as add states, new plates, and much more. It is possible to start the application on the internet.

A new IRP system update went live on June 14. One of the biggest modifications involves the addition of Excel templates and the requirements to upload files for those with eligible accounts.

Review all information available on MCS. Please review all of the information on MCS system for more information including a video, training materials and the latest templates.

The upload templates have been updated in June 2020, so make sure you begin with the new templates.

IRP and BPR Renewal Procedures:

Medium and large fleets can now upload renewal data for speedier and more precise processing. Watch the following video and instructions before making the next time you make a transaction.

Apportioned Registration is not:

  • Exempt or waive a truck driver from getting authority from the State/Province where the vehicle travels (either inter – or intra) or
  • substitute, or waive the obligations in the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) or
  • You can waive or exempt the reporting obligation of additional taxes (income tax sales tax, sales tax etc. ); or
  • permit registrants to go over the maximum width, length and height of the axle and
  • permit registrants infractions of “bridge laws”; or
  • Exempt, or waive the obligation to pay or report tax on Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290)

Who Should Obtain Apportioned Registrations and Exemptions

It is necessary to sign up your fleet’s allocation ally for any time the fleet travels within Vermont as well as any other IRP jurisdictions , and also:

  • It is used to transport people on hire as well as being designed and employed or maintained in the main for the transport of property,
  • Is a unit of power having the gross weight of more than of 26,000 pounds or
  • Is a unit of power that is equipped with at least three axles irrespective of weight, and/or together when the combined capacity of the unit is more than 26,000 pounds of vehicle weight gross?
  • Commercial vehicles are those that operate inside the state in two or more jurisdictions, regardless of the weight

Vehicles, or a combination of them that have a gross weight of less than 26,000 pounds or two axles are have their registrations apportionally recorded at the discretion of the registered.


The following vehicles are exempted from the apportioned program of registration:

  • Government-owned vehicles
  • City pickup and delivery vehicles
  • Vehicles for recreation (defined to be a car that is used to enjoy a leisure trip or for the transportation of the owner or a family member)
  • Vehicles that have a restricted plate , which has time (less than one year’s registration) geographical area or mileage restrictions

To be eligible for an IRP registration, you must possess an established location of business in Vermont as per the following:

Established Place of Business

“Established Place of Business” is a physical building located within the Base Jurisdiction which is located in the possession of or let by the Applicant or Registrant, and whose street address must be identified either by the applicant or the Registrant. The physical structure is accessible to the public and be staffed during normal working hours with one or more people hired by the Applicant the Registrant on a permanent basis (i.e. not as an independent contractor) to assist in the administration of the Applicant’s the Registrant’s related trucking business. The Applicant and Registrant do not have a land line phone access to the structure. Records pertaining to the Fleet are maintained in this physical location (unless these records are required to be made accessible pursuant to the provisions in Section 1035). The Base Jurisdiction can take any the information it considers necessary to determine whether an applicant or registrant has an established place of business inside the base Jurisdiction.

The business location will be verified through the submission of one or more information in the name of the fleet registrant:

  • Copy of the most current Electric Bill, Phone Bill or Fuel Delivery Bill that includes physical details.
  • Copy of the most current Rental Receipt/Lease Agreement
  • Copy of the previous year’s of Federal Tax or State Tax Return

The trucking-related activities within the base jurisdiction have to be more than simply credentials reports on fuel and distance or answering a phone. Employees who are employed in the permanent position that of the owner, and not contracted labor, should perform the related trucking tasks. A state may require information it considers relevant to establish that the registrant is operating from an established office in the jurisdiction and that all appropriate fees and taxes are paid.



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