Vehicle Registration


International Registration Plan (IRP)

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is an agreement among 48 states (jurisdictions), 10 Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia whereby a motor carrier can register commercial vehicle fleets for travel in all IRP jurisdictions by filing paperwork with the home (base) jurisdiction. IRP registration is not mandatory.

IRP is a program for licensing commercial trucks, trailers and buses traveling in Ohio and at least one additional IRP jurisdiction. The commercial vehicle qualifies for IRP if it is used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property and has one of the following:

  • A power unit with two axles and a gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds
  • A power unit with three or more axles, regardless of weight
  • Used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight

Qualified commercial vehicles are registered as apportioned vehicles.

Requirements for Registration

IRP applications and requirements are available at Ohio IRP Offices or at OHCORS forms.


Ohio Revised Code: 4503.04,4503.103, 4503.19, 4503.21, 4503.37, 4503.60, 4503.62, 4503.64, 4503.65, 4503.66

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-8, 4501:1-8-02, 4501:8-08, 4501:8-09, 4501:1-8-10, 4501:1-8-12, 4501:1-8-15

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