International Registration Plan (IRP)

IRP is the acronym for the International Registration Plan. The IRP is a special plan for registering vehicles that must travel in two or more member jurisdictions.





The IRP is specific in requiring all member jurisdictions to comply with the following three basic principles:

  • A single registration plate
  • A single registration card (cab card)
  • Allowing registrants to perform both interstate and intrastate vehicle movements

IRP is required when a vehicle(s) travels in two or more jurisdictions (State or Canadian Province) and is:

  • A power unit having two axles and a gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds or more; or
  • A power unit having three or more axles regardless of weight; or
  • A power unit that is used to pull another unit and the combined weight exceeds 26,000 lbs

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FAQ on International Registration Plan (IRP):

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When do I need to register under International Registration Plan (IRP)?
When do I need to register under International Registration Plan (IRP)?
When a vehicle(s) travels in two or more jurisdictions (State or Canadian Province) and is:
  • A power unit having two axles and a gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds or more; or
  • A power unit having three or more axles regardless of weight; or
  • A power unit that is used to pull another unit and the combined weight exceeds 26,000lbs.


What all is required for first - time IRP registrants?
What all is required for first - time IRP registrants?
A Georgia title is required to purchase an IRP tag. Georgia residents and Georgia companies are required to have an established place of business located in Georgia where the operational records are maintained.

Complete a Schedule A, B and G (IRP application forms)

(IRS Form 2290, with no white-out or corrections). A FORM 2290 is the HEAVY VEHICLE USE TAX FORM (HVUT) that is filed with the IRS for vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

How can I apply for IRP license?
How can I apply for IRP license?
You may apply in person, by fax (404-724-7760) or by mail. If you fax your completed application, the TVR (Temporary Vehicle Registration) will be faxed to you within 24-48 hours. If you apply in person, the TVR will be issued at that time. If you mail your application, the TVR will be mailed to you.

How long is my IRP license and cab card valid for?
How long is my IRP license and cab card valid for?
Georgia apportioned plates must be renewed every yearA license plates renewal date depends on when the plate was issued. The registration period is listed on the cab card. There are four:
  • Jan 1 – Dec 31*
  • Apr 1 – Mar 31*
  • July 1 – Jun 30*
  • Oct 1 – Sep 30*

*Last business day of the month.

What credentials do I need to carry in my truck?
What credentials do I need to carry in my truck?
Cab Card.

Where on my truck do I attach my IRP license plate ?
Where on my truck do I attach my IRP license plate ?
All IRP plates must be placed on the front of the truck in the appropriate license plate slot.

What forms of payments are acceptable?
What forms of payments are acceptable?
We accept cash, Business or Personal check, Money Order, Credit Card(VISA IS NOT ACCEPTED). There is a 2.5% fee associated with the processing of credit card transactions. We also accept ComData, EFS, and FleetOne Checks.

Can I print/reprint my trip permit?
Can I print/reprint my trip permit?
Yes all Trip Permits can be print and reprint.

How do I receive my IRP plate(s) and cab card(s)?
How do I receive my IRP plate(s) and cab card(s)?
All tags and cab cards will be shipped to the business address (you must be able to receive mail at this address) after all registration requirements have been met.

How and when do I renew my plate(s) and cab card(s)?
How and when do I renew my plate(s) and cab card(s)?
The staggered registration process requires that renewal applications for tags under the International Registration Plan must be submitted to the Department of Revenue, IRP office, sixty days before the expiration date. A late filing penalty of 10% will be assessed if the renewal application is received on or after the first day of the expiration month. If the payment for the renewal application is received after the last day of the expiration month, a late payment penalty of 25% of the Georgia fees must be added to the payment.





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