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Who is required to register under the IRP?

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a registration reciprocity agreement among states of the United States and provinces of Canada providing for payment of license fees on the basis of fleet miles operated in various jurisdictions.

The information shown below is from the official International Registration Plan, Inc. Website and we suggest you visit the site for the latest information and answers to any questions you might have.

Who is required to register under the IRP?
According to the Plan under section 204, all apportionable vehicles, which means any vehicle except for recreational vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, city pick up and delivery vehicles, buses used in transportation of chartered parties, and government-owned vehicles, used or intended for use in two or more member jurisdictions that allocate or proportionally register vehicles and is used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property and:...
  1. is a power unit having two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds; or

  2. is a power unit having three or more axles, regardless of weight; or

  3. is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
Note: Trucks and truck tractors, and combinations of vehicles having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less and buses used in transportation of chartered parties may be proportionally registered at the option of the registrant.
What is considered a fleet?
A fleet is one or more apportionable vehicles (allowing for single vehicle fleet apportionment).
Are trailers and semi-trailers required to be apportioned?
No, the Plan does not require the apportionment of trailers
How do I add/ delete or transfer vehicles in my fleet during a registration year?
These changes are accomplished through the submission of appropriate supplemental applications. For detailed information, contact your base jurisdiction. You can find contact information for jurisdiction offices at the following link: Jurisdiction Offices
Is there a procedure for changing registered gross vehicle weights during the registration year?
Yes. You must file a supplemental application and pay additional fees when the gross weight is to be increased. For detailed information, contact your base jurisdiction. You can find contact information for jurisdiction offices at the following link: Jurisdiction Offices
What's the difference between a member of IRP and a subscriber of IRP, Inc.?
An IRP member is a jurisdiction that has been voted into the Plan, pays annual dues and follows the rules and requirements set forth in the Plan. An IRP subscriber is a person or company who has purchased the IRP package subscription. The subscription benefits include receiving updates via email and newsletters. Upon purchasing the Plan subscription for $450.00 US you will receive:
  1. All IRP, Inc. jurisdiction notifications
  2. The IRP Newsline (a bi-weekly e-Newsletter)
  3. Access to participate in the IRP Yahoo! Groups
  4. A user ID and password for the Members Only protected areas on the Web site
More information on this topic can be found at

Most questions you may have can be answered by browsing the IRP website, but some questions require a more specific answer from a base jurisdiction. To locate an IRP office in your base jurisdiction go to this link: Jurisdiction Offices
The Plan:
Current Version of the International Registration Plan

Revised International Registration Plan - effective July 1, 2008

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