Thursday, August 13, 2015

IRP Registration: Everything You Need to Know

With the end of the second quarter in the books and 2290 season in full swing, it can be a
hassle to have to remember exactly what permit, tax form, and registration you need to complete or renew. That’s why your friends at TSNAmerica are here to remind you that with the end of August and September comes renewal deadlines for IRP registration in several states.

Now you may be thinking, “What exactly is IRP registration, and how do I do I register?” Just look below, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about IRP, and even how to get your registration done or renewed today!

What is IRP Registration?

IRP stands for the International Registration Plan, and is an agreement among US states, the District of Columbia, and provinces of Canada for payment of commercial motor carrier registration fees. If you operate in multiple states or provinces, you must register with your base jurisdiction.

The registration is mandatory for all commercial vehicles that weigh over 26,000 pounds or have three or more axles that operate in multiple jurisdictions across the United States/Canada.

How Do I Register for IRP?

To obtain and maintain your IRP registration, there are several steps you will need to follow including:

Choosing Your Base Jurisdiction: The first and most important step is choosing your base jurisdiction. Typically, this is just the state or province where your business is located. In order to choose a state/province as your base jurisdiction, you will need to have documentation to prove that your business is headquartered there.

Apply For Registration From Your Base Jurisdiction: In order to do this, you will have to prove your right to use the state as a base jurisdiction, complete an application, and pay the required fees. You will also need to make sure that you are current on all of your HVUT/Form 2290 payments, and that you have supporting documentation. Supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to, IFTA registration, vehicle title, and proof of insurance. If you are unsure what documents you need, check the requirements by contacting your base jurisdiction.

Display Vehicle Registration Credentials: This one is kind of self explanatory, but after you get receipt stating that you’ve paid for your registration and received your decals, make sure that you display them properly on your vehicle. The exact spot to display the decals varies by jurisdiction, so again, if you have any questions at all, contact them to ensure that you’re doing everything correctly.

Maintain Your Distance Records: After you have obtained your registration, just like with IFTA, you’ll need to be sure that you’re keeping proper distance records. Records must be kept for all mileage traveled in each jurisdiction, so the fees you paid are distributed properly to any states you operate in. In case you are ever audited, be sure that you keep records for at least three years after the close of the registration period.

If all of this sounds a little confusing, don’t worry, that’s where we come in. Not only will we help you obtain your IRP registration, but we’ll do it for you! Just give us a call at 803.386.0320 or email us at, and our team of trucking specialists will get you all taken care of. Not to mention, we also offer tons of other trucking services, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you ever need anything!

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