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International Registration Plan (IRP)

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is an international highway program designed for the licensing of heavy (>26,000 pounds) commercial vehicles that travel in two or more jurisdictions. A jurisdiction may be a state, the District of Columbia, or a Canadian province.

Download IRP Application [PDF]

The District of Columbia, like all member IRP jurisdictions, is required to comply with the following criteria:

  • Issuance of a single (1) "apportioned" tag
  • Issuance of a single registration cab card
  • Allow intrastate and interstate movement

Under the IRP, an interstate carrier files an application with the jurisdiction in which its vehicles are based. That jurisdiction is known as the "base jurisdiction." The base jurisdiction collects registration fees authorizing a carrier's movement into other jurisdictions, and distributes those fees to the states or provinces for which the carrier has requested apportionment.

Use the fee estimator for informational purposes to obtain an estimate of your IRP registration fee.

IRP registration does not:

* Permits for over-weight, over-length and/or over-width vehicles into and through the District (including bridges) are referred to the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) at 1100 4th Street, SW.  For a Public Space Permit, customers must register online at www.ddot.dc.gov or call (202) 442-4670.

 

 

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