One of the first questions asked by new truckers is “What is IRP?” The purpose of the International Registration Plan is to simplify the process of collecting and distributing commercial motor carrier registration fees. It also enables carriers to operate across state lines without the need for individual permits for each state in which they accrue mileage. An IRP plate and cab card will be issued for each vehicle in the fleet and must be renewed annually.
Ohio IRP Registration
To register for your IRP apportioned license plate in Ohio, contact your base jurisdiction for instructions that may be specific to that state. Contact information can be found here. But, before beginning the registration process, you should make sure you and your vehicles meet the qualifications:
To establish Ohio as your base jurisdiction, you must meet the following requirements:
- You have an established place of business with a street address and listed phone number.
- You can provide the names of all persons conducting business at the named location.
- All operational records are maintained and can be made available at the address.
- You operate qualified motor vehicles across state lines.
A qualifying motor vehicle is one that exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and has three or more axles. Also, the vehicle(s) are designed, maintained, and used for transporting persons or property across state lines.
You also must have an IFTA license and decals in addition to the IRP plate. More information about Ohio IFTA can be found here.
When your IRP registration is approved, you will receive an Apportioned License Plate for the power unit and an Apportioned Cab Card for each vehicle you operate.
IRP Ohio Renewal
Your Ohio IRP plate must be renewed once a year. Due dates for renewals are determined by the date of your initial registration, and the fees vary depending on the states where you traveled. You’ll find the renewal date listed on the cab card. The renewal application should be received by the IRP at least 30 days before the renewal date. Through the year, you should keep track of all mileage in each jurisdiction. This information is used to determine the fees owed.
About three months before the renewal due date, you will get a notice from the IRP that details the information you’ll need for completing the process. In most states, the process can be completed online, and you can print the credentials required.
We should also point out that failure to file on time or make payments on time subjects you to penalties and fines.
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