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    International Registration Plan

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

    Changes to International Registration Plan Processing

    The IRP program has completed its transition from external over-the-counter IRP Processing Centers to a centralized BMV IRP Unit by offering an updated online IRP system. The changeover was necessary as the BMV’s long-time full-service IRP vendor, Conduent, no longer offered such services.

    Full IRP services are offered online using the button above. The state is offering fleet renewal application processing, replacement of lost/stolen/damaged plate transactions, and invoice payments at seven Limited IRP Service Deputy Registrar locations:

    • Agency 5209 - 972 N Court Street, Medina, Ohio 44256
    • Agency 2562 - 4740 Cemetery Road, Columbus, Ohio 43026
    • Agency 8420 - 142 Gross Street, Suite B, Marietta, Ohio 45750
    • Agency 0901 - 3232 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown, Ohio 45044
    • Agency 3141 - 11177 Reading Rd., Ste. 203, Sharonville, Ohio 45241
    • Agency 3202 - 8210 County Rd. 140, Findlay, Ohio 45840
    • Agency 7777 - 3035 Graham Rd., Stow, Ohio 44224

    Due to the implementation of the new system and the large volume of interest in it, IRP phone lines are busy and the BMV IRP office is requesting your patience and consideration during this transition period. Customers who do not have an immediate need to use IRP services are encouraged to wait until closer to their renewal date.

    Questions, concerns, or comments may be sent by email to ohirp@dps.ohio.gov or by phone at 800-IRP-0007 or 614-777-8400.

    Download the User Guide for the IRP online service OHCORS (Ohio Commercial Online Registration System).

    About IRP

    IRP is a program for licensing commercial trucks, trailers and buses traveling in Ohio and at least one additional IRP jurisdiction. A 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.

    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

    IRP Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What vehicle type qualifies for company logo plates?

    Ohio vehicles registered with apportioned plates may qualify for the company logo plates at this time.

    Q: Who can apply for the company logo plates? What is the additional cost for company logo plates?

    Companies that have (or will have) a minimum of 50 vehicles in their fleet per registration year are eligible to establish a special plate for the vehicles in their company.

    Any new, exchange or replacement logo plate is $6.00 in addition to any applicable registration fees.

    Q: Are the company logo plates eligible for staggered or biennial registration? What about multi-year or permanent registration?

    No. Due to the reporting and calculation of fees for Apportioned vehicles, this can only be done as a 1 year registration.

    Q: Can company logo plates be personalized?

    No. These license plates are not eligible for personalization at this time.

    Q: Can I transfer or exchange a company logo plate?

    Yes. Standard rules for transfer of license plates will apply. A company logo plate can be exchanged for a standard apportioned plate at any time for $6.50 plus applicable registration fees.

    Q: Do I have to purchase 50 company logo plates every order?

    No. Fifty license plates must be purchased within a year of availability. Once the requirement of 50 license plates is met you may order more at your discretion.

    Q: How does my company start the logo plate approval process?

    Complete the BMV 4813 Company Logo Plate Application and submit all required documents as specified. Upon receipt of these items and approval from the BMV, a sample license plate will be manufactured and sent to you for your approval. We require a response of your approval of the sample plate within 14 business days.

    Q: How long is the logo plate approval process? Once approved how long does it take to receive my logo plate after my transaction(s) are paid?

    The logo plate approval process is approximately 45 days from the initial application. Once approved, you should receive your logo plate within 7-15 business days.

    Q: What is vector art? What are PMS colors?

    Vector art is art that can be scaled or modified without losing the quality of the image or resolution. When artwork is in vector format (such as an illustrator file (.ai or .eps), it allows you to increase or decrease the size of the graphic without compromising the integrity of the original image. The end result is a crisp, clear image no matter what the final size is.

    PMS stands for Pantone Matching System and it is used by the printing industry. This system is numbered so if you pick PMS 280 (e.g., the color blue), the printer can match the exact blue that you want.

    Q: If our power unit is registered with a company logo plate and the owner operator breaks the lease, what happens to our company logo plate?

    Please follow the current IRP practice which requires a company make all attempts to retrieve the Company Logo plate back which may include but not limited to filing a police report or complete a BMV 4886 IRP Application to Replace Apportioned License Plate and pay the associated fees.

    Q: I sold my truck and bought another one. Can I transfer the license plates from one to the other?

    Yes, you can. You may complete a Transfer Registration to New Vehicle supplement online, or you may submit an application for manual processing at the Ohio IRP Central Processing Center. You will be required to provide the following support documents as applicable:

    • Front and back copy of the active Vehicle Title - for all owned and leased vehicles
    • Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Schedule 1 stamped/paid by the IRS - if your “new” vehicle’s combined gross weight is 55,000 pounds or greater and you have owned it for more than 60 days)
    • BMV 4885 Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety Statement, or Authority Lease with USDOT and Taxpayer Identification Number of the entity providing Authority - if the vehicle will be operating under another entities Interstate Authority
    • BMV 4845 Ohio IRP Leased Vehicle Owner's Authorization to Lessee, or Power of Attorney (POA) with titled owners address and Taxpayer Identification Number - for all leased vehicles
    • HP127B Bus Inspection if registering your motor vehicle as a bus

    Q: I sold my truck to my neighbor. Can I transfer the plate to him?

    No. Apportioned license plates are not transferable from one account to another. Your neighbor will have to obtain his own apportioned license plate.

    Q: Can I increase my vehicle's registered weight in one or more jurisdictions after I have paid for registration?

    Yes. You may increase your registration weight online by completing a Amend Vehicle Registration - Weight Increase supplement to an existing weight group, or you can also create a new weight group. If the new weight group has weight variances of 10% or more between any one jurisdiction you may be required to provide an Affidavit of 10% Weight Variance.

    Q: How can I update the USDOT# for the Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety assigned to my vehicle's registration?

    Complete an Amend Vehicle Cab Card Info - Ex. USDOT# supplement online. You will need to update the Safety USDOT and Safety TIN fields for each vehicle record needing changed, and required to upload a BMV 4885 Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety (MCRS) or Lease Agreement.

    Q: I bought an additional truck how do I add it to my IRP Fleet and get an apportioned plate?

    You may complete an Add Vehicle supplement online, or you may submit an application for manual processing at the Ohio IRP Central Processing Center. You will be required to provide the following support documents as applicable:

    • Front and back copy of the active Vehicle Title - for all owned and leased vehicles
    • Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Schedule 1 stamped/paid by the IRS - if your “new” vehicle’s combined gross weight is 55,000 pounds or greater and you have owned it for more than 60 days)
    • BMV 4885 Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety Statement, or Authority Lease with USDOT and Taxpayer Identification Number of the entity providing Authority - if the vehicle will be operating under another entities Interstate Authority
    • BMV 4845 Ohio IRP Leased Vehicle Owner's Authorization to Lessee, or Power of Attorney (POA) with titled owners address and Taxpayer Identification Number - for all leased vehicles
    • HP127B Bus Inspection if registering your motor vehicle as a bus

    Q: I deleted a vehicle on my renewal application in error, how do I renew it?

    You can complete a Vehicle Reinstatement supplement online (select the more link in the Vehicle Action Box to see this option)

    Q: I have an IRP Account as a Carrier Registrant who leases on Owner/Operators and provide them IRP Apportioned Plates under my IRP Account. When I add the owner/operator's vehicle to my fleet what documents are required?

    You must provide the front and back copy of an active Title, a Power of Attorney and/or an Ohio Form BMV 4845 with the Titled Owners Name, Address, and Taxpayer Identification Number, giving you permission to register their vehicle, and a IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax, proof of filing/payment for the current tax year if the Titled Owner has owned the vehicle for 60 days or more.

    Q: Can I reprint my cab card online?

    Yes, you can reprint all active Registration Cab Cards and Temporary Authorities. Expired credentials are not available for reprint.

    Q: How long will it take to receive my new credentials? Can I have my document sent via an express mail service?

    All IRP apportioned license plates will be mailed to the IRP registrant's mailing address of record from a centralized mailing facility and are not available for same day pick-up.

    Please allow 7 - 15 business days from the payment date to receive your apportioned license plates via regular mail.

    A courtesy electronic copy of your Registration Cab Card, and any requested Temporary Authorities, will be emailed to the email address on record when a mailed payment is posted to your invoice. If you are submitting your payment online you will be provided a .pdf file containing your courtesy electronic copy of your credentials. All invoices paid via mail, or online, will also result in an original copy of your credentials to be mailed within 1-2 business days. Only original Registration Cab Cards and any requested Temporary Authorities will be provided upon payment of an IRP Invoice made at a limited IRP Service Deputy Registrar location.

    Our processing center can receive express mail, however, the documents will not be returned by express mail. Express mail should be sent to our physical address IRP Processing Center 1970 W Broad St, Columbus OH 43223

    Q: How can I get a 45-day Temporary Authority?

    The option to obtain a 45-day Temporary Authority is presented throughout the online process for any transaction type resulting in an IRP Apportioned plate being issued (including replacement plate requests).

    Q: My temporary authority expired, and I have not received my IRP Apportioned plate?

    Contact the Ohio IRP Processing Center at 800-477-0007.

    Q: What should I do if my plates need to be replaced?

    You can completing a BMV 4886 IRP Application to Replace Apportioned License Plate at a limited IRP Service Deputy Registrar location, or process a "Replace Plate” supplement online.

    Q: Can I renew online if I do not have my renewal reminder notice? How early can I renew my registration?

    Yes. Your account number and fleet number are what you will need to complete your renewal. You can renew your account 90 days prior to your expiration date if it is in good standing. If the account is NOT in good standing, the system will not allow you to proceed.

    Q: Can I renew more than one vehicle online?

    Yes. The renewal is fleet-based, so each vehicle in the fleet is included for the renewal.

    Q: Can I request a different plate while renewing online?

    Yes. Follow the instructions in the OHCORS User Guide.

    Q: May I renew my leased vehicle online?

    Yes. After July 1, 2019, if you are renewing a leased vehicle you will no longer be required to provide a POA for the leasing company (AKA Titled Owner or Lessor)

    Q: How do I delete a vehicle from my account?

    A vehicle can only be deleted from your account at renewal or when processing a plate transfer transaction. Follow the instructions in the OHCORS User Guide.

    Q: Can I change my vehicle's GVW/CGVW if I renew online?

    Yes. You may make weight changes to existing weight groups. If needed, you can also create a new weight group and save it for future use. If the new weight group has weight variances of 10% or more between any one jurisdiction you may be required to provide an Affidavit of 10% Weight Variance.

    Q: Can I renew online if I do not currently have insurance for my motor vehicle?

    No. The State of Ohio requires that each transaction include the Financial Responsibility Statement, and acknowledgement of insurance obligations, before they can move forward with the transaction.

    Q: My credentials have expired. Can I still use this system?

    Yes. A carrier can renew their fleet anytime within 12 months past their registration expiration and maintain the same license plate.

    To avoid late filing penalties, a BMV 4842 IRP Affidavit of Vehicle Non-Use providing documented evidence why a previously registered vehicle was not timely renewed maybe submitted to the IRP Central Processing Center for consideration of a less than 12 month renewal invoice and/or penalty waiver.

    Q: What documents do I need to do my renewal online?

    You may need:

    • Proof of payment of Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (IRS Form 2290- Schedule 1) for vehicles with GVW/CGVW 55000# or more
    • BMV 4885 Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety (MCRS) or Lease Agreement (if USDOT/TIN for the motor carrier responsible for safety is changing)
    • HP127B Bus Inspection if registering your motor vehicle as a bus
    • Affidavit of 10% Weight Variance
    • BMV 4842 IRP Affidavit of Non-Use
    • BMV 4886 IRP Application to Replace Apportioned License Plate
    Any required support documents may be uploaded directly to the IRP System when completing your renewal transaction online.

    Q: I never received my renewal application. What do I do?

    You may still process the renewal online, at a limited IRP Service Deputy Registrar location, or you may request a reprint of your IRP Fleet Renewal application by contacting the BMV IRP Unit via any method show in the Have Questions section.

    Q: Can my fleet renewal notice be sent to me via email?

    All fleet renewal applications and notices are sent to the email address on record, unless specifically requested not to. Renewal notices are sent each month at least 90 days prior to the expiration date.

    Q: I am completing the Distance Details page online, or a Schedule B Distance/Mileage , for my fleet renewal supplement where do I find the period I am reporting mileage/distance from?

    Online you will find the Reporting Period From and Reporting Period To: dates in the Distance Details section. You will the Reporting Period dates in the first sentence of the Schedule B Instructions on the IRP Renewal Application.

    Q: Who needs an apportioned license plate?

    Any vehicle with a gross vehicle or registered gross weight exceeding 26,000 lbs. or having 3 or more axels regardless of weight operating outside the state of Ohio needs an apportioned license plate.

    Q: What is a 2290? Do I have to have one?

    The Form 2290 is the Schedule of Heavy Highway Vehicles. It is a tax collected by the Internal Revenue Service for each vehicle that is 55,000 pounds or greater and you have owned 60 days or greater. Submit the form 2290 Schedule 1 stamped/paid by the IRS with your renewal or when adding an applicable vehicle. The 2290 must be in the name of the titled owner or Ohio IRP Registrant and for the current fiscal year. For 2290 questions, contact the IRS 866.699.4096

    Q: What is a cab card?

    Your cab card is the official document issued by the state that shows what jurisdictions (states) you are allowed to travel in. The legible copy of the cab card must be made available to enforcement personnel and may be either a physical document or an electronic document.

    Q: What is a TA?

    A "TA" is an abbreviation for a "45 Day Temporary Apportionment Authorization" which is an official document issued by the state that shows what jurisdictions (states) you are allowed to travel in for maximum of 45 days without an IRP Apportioned Plate installed on your vehicle. The legible copy of the "TA" must be made available to enforcement personnel and may be either a physical document or an electronic document.

    Q: I need to update my address and/or contact information, on my IRP Account.

    You can update your fleet mailing address, and/or contact Information online by selecting Update Fleet and entering and saving the new mail and contact information, or on the Fleet page while processing your Fleet Renewal Supplement. If you have changed your Ohio Physical Address you will need to submit BMV 4846 Established Base Jurisdiction and Proof of Residency with copies of three documents identified on the form to the Ohio IRP Central Processing Center to complete a fleet update supplement and issue an IRP invoice.

    Q: Do I have to get an IRP Apportioned registration?

    No, if you are only leaving Ohio occasionally with a qualified IRP vehicle, you may elect to purchase a Trip Permit each time you leave Ohio prior to entering the other State(s). For more information, contact the other jurisdiction(s) you wish to travel through for instructions on how to purchase a registration permit for their jurisdiction.

    Q: How can I change my legal entity name on my cab cards/IRP Account?

    If your Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN) has changed you will need to submit a new IRP Account Application including all vehicle record support documents, and documentation required in BMV 4846. A new IRP Account will be created, and new IRP Apportioned Plates will be assigned. We recommend submitting this application 30 days prior to your existing registration expiration. Please note if your Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN) has changed from one issued to you as a Sole Proprietor to one issued to you as a Single Member LLC, you will need to provide a copy of your IRS Letter assigning your new FEIN and a copy of your Ohio Certification from the Secretary of State with a request to update your fleet with this new information. If your Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (FEIN) did not change when your legal name changed, you will need to provide a copy of your IRS Letter assigning your new name to your existing FEIN and a copy of your corrected Ohio Certification from the Secretary of State with a request to update your fleet with this new information.

    Q: What are the IRP Services Available by Type and Location?

    IRP Services Available by Type and Location
    Walk-In,In-Person Online 24/7 Mail, Fax, Email
    Limited IRP Service Deputy Registrars www.ohcors.com IRP Central Processing Center**
    Supplement/Application,Processing
    Fleet Renewal Supplements Yes Yes Yes
    New Account Applications No No Yes
    Add Vehicle Supplements No Yes Yes
    Transfer Registration Supplements No Yes Yes
    Replace Lost, Stolen, Destroyed Plate Supplements Yes Yes Yes
    Amend Vehicle - Weight Increase Supplement No Yes Yes
    Amend Vehicle - USDOT# Supplement No Yes Yes
    Reprint Services
    Reprint Active Cab Cards Yes* Yes Yes
    Reprint Active TA's Yes* Yes Yes
    Reprint Invoices/Renewal Applications Yes* Yes Yes
    IRP Invoice Payments
    Cash Yes No No
    Check/Money Order/Cashiers Check Yes E-Check Yes
    Credit Card Yes Yes No
    OHCORS - Online System Assistance No Yes, select here

    *A BMV Service Fee of $5.00 may be charged for this document service
    ** All applications received at the IRP Central Processing Center are worked in the order received with New IRP Account applications having priority. Though every effort will be made, due to unknown processing inventory volumes there is no guarantee of an application being processed prior to a registration expiration.

    All IRP Apportioned Plates being issued as a result of payment of an IRP Invoice will be mailed to the mailing address of record for the IRP Account from a secure central BMV location. Please allow 10-15 business days for delivery. You may request that a Temporary Evidence of Apportionment (TA) registration document be included in your IRP Invoice should your business operations require the vehicle to be in operation prior to the receipt of your plates.

    Q: I have received a BMV4876-IRP Notice of Revocation of Commercial Motor Vehicle Registrations & IRP License Plates Due to Deactivated USDOT Number - What do I do?

    If this notice references your USDOT# please follow instructions to contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to return your USDOT# to an active status or file your biennial MCS-150. If you are an owner/operator and this a USDOT# that you are currently operating under, they will need to contact FMCSA to return their USDOT# to active or to file their biennial MCS-150. IF you are an owner/operator and you are have ceased operating under the USDOT# referenced and need to update the USDOT# assigned to your vehicle you will need to follow the instructions under the question "How can I update the USDOT# for the Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety assigned to my vehicle's registration?" If the USDOT# is yours and is now Inactive because you are operating as an Owner/Operator contact the Ohio IRP Central Processing Center at 800.IRP.0007 or 614.777.8400

    Q: I have received a notice regarding "Required Action Items to Complete IRP Application Processing" - What do I do?

    This notice references the support documents that are missing, or incomplete from a submitted online supplement. The tables below will show the VIN# that has a document Reject Code, and the Reject Code Description. Missing or corrected support documents may be uploaded online, emailed, faxed, or mailed, as indicated in the letter. You will not receive an IRP Invoice for the supplement until all support documents provided are complete and accurate.

    Q: What forms of payment can I use?

    Payments may be made in person at a limited IRP Service Deputy Registrar location by cash, credit/debit card (MasterCard, Discover or American Express), business/personal check (unless otherwise noted on the invoice), or money order.

    Online payment can be made by credit/debit card (MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or by E-Check. You may also pay your invoice via the mail by check (unless otherwise noted on the invoice) or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL.

    Q: Does the BMV charge an added fee to use this online transaction?

    The Ohio BMV does not charge additional fees for renewing online. Renewal fees are the same if you renew online, by mail or at a limited IRP Service Deputy Registrar location. However, there will be a fee for postage for all plate issuance transactions, and any transaction completed online, or by mail.

    Q: How is the vehicle registration fee determined?

    The exact cost for your plate is not determined until your application has been processed and the fees calculated. On average, the cost for a vehicle operating at 80,000 pounds is between $1600 and $2400 for a full year plate.

    Q: When a vehicle is added to an existing fleet, are the fees pro-rated?

    Yes. Registration fees are prorated based upon the effective date and the remaining months in the fleet registration period.

    Q: How do I request a refund?

    Submit your refund request in writing to The Ohio IRP Processing Center. For additional information regarding refund requests, please review the Ohio IRP Carrier Manual or contact the Ohio IRP Processing Center at 1-800-477-0007.

    Q: How does the BMV protect my personal information? Will my credit card information be protected?

    Yes. To ensure security for your transaction, you must use a Web browser with secure socket layer (SSL) capability. Several laws, including the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), the Ohio DPPA (R.C. 4501.27), the Ohio Public Records Act (R.C. 149.43), and other statutes, rules, and regulations cover your registration information.

    Q: Will the information I provide be shared or sold?

    The BMV does release information to government agencies, for vehicle safety recalls, to courts, for limited research purposes, to insurance companies, to towing companies, to private investigators, to CDL employers, and for other public safety purposes, all in accordance with the restrictions and limitations imposed by law.

    Q: How long am I required to maintain distance records?

    IRP distance records used to support the information reported on the annual renewal are required to be retained for three years after the close of the registration year.

    There is often confusion with record maintenance for distance reporting (IFTA/IRP) and safety standards reporting. The Ohio Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) registers motor carriers and ensures they adhere to state and federal safety standards. PUCO requires that various safety standards records be maintained for six months, such as hours-of-service. If your original safety standards records also serve to record your distance/fuel, be sure to maintain these original source documents for retention periods required by IFTA and IRP. Additional information on safety standards records can be found at www.puco.ohio.gov.

    Q: The Ohio Department of Taxation has sent me an audit notice for my IRP Registration, why am I being audited?

    The Ohio Department of Taxation audits annual IRP renewals on behalf of the BMV. As a member of the IRP and IFTA, Ohio is required to audit 3 percent of the Ohio carrier base every year. The purpose of an IRP audit is to verify the distance data reported on the annual renewal application. The purpose of an IFTA audit is to verify the distance and fuel data information reported on the fuel tax returns.

    Q: What are the steps of an audit?

    An Ohio auditor conducts the IRP and IFTA audits.

    1. The carrier will notified of the commencement of the audit by mail.
    2. Upon receipt of the audit commencement letter, the carrier should contact the auditor listed on the letter. The auditor will explain the documents received in the mailing, outline the audit time period and the records needed for review.
    3. The carrier will complete the documents received in the mailing as well as provide an equipment list, quarterly state mileage and fuel summaries by vehicle unit for the audit reporting period.
    4. Once the above documentation is received the auditor will select the test quarter(s) and vehicle unit(s).
    5. The carrier will be contacted by phone for distance and fuel records for the selected test quarter(s) and vehicle(s).
    6. Once the appropriate documentation is received, the audit emphasis will be placed on the distance accounting system to assure that all vehicle distance activity was reported. Fuel purchases will also be reviewed for an IFTA audit. Once the audit is conducted, the auditor will prepare a written audit report.
    7. An exit conference will be held with the carrier to explain any audit adjustment results and recommended revisions to reporting practices.
    8. An audit report will be mailed to the carrier.

    Q: Where do I mail by payment for an IRP audit?

    After an IRP audit is conducted by the Ohio Department of Taxation, the results are sent to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for processing. The carrier will receive a letter from the BMV after the 30 day protest period has expired. Depending on the audit results, the BMV will refund the carrier the net overpayment of registration fees or issue a bill for net additional registration fees due. Payment should be made payable to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and mailed to the address listed on the letter.

    IRP Processing Centers

    Limited IRP Services Deputy Registrar Locations

    There are seven deputy registrar locations where IRP registrants can complete the following limited IRP registration services:

    • Paying IRP Invoices
    • Processing and Paying IRP Replacement Plate Applications
    • Processing and Paying IRP Renewal Fleet Applications
    • Re-Printing Registration Credential Documents
    Please note: The BMV Centralized IRP Processing Center will process all other IRP transactions submitted either online, by mail, email, or fax (see below for BMV Centralized IRP Processing contact information). All IRP apportioned license plates will be mailed to the IRP registrant’s mailing address of record from a centralized mailing facility and are not available for same day pick-up.
    Limited IRP Service Locations
    • Agency 5209 - 972 N Court Street, Medina, Ohio 44256
    • Agency 2562 - 4740 Cemetery Road, Columbus, Ohio 43026
    • Agency 8420 - 142 Gross Street, Suite B, Marietta, Ohio 45750
    • Agency 0901 - 3232 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown, Ohio 45044
    • Agency 3141 - 11177 Reading Rd., Ste. 203, Sharonville, Ohio 45241
    • Agency 3202 - 8210 County Rd. 140, Findlay, Ohio 45840
    • Agency 7777 - 3035 Graham Rd., Stow, Ohio 44224

    BMV Centralized IRP Processing Center Contact Information

    The BMV centralized IRP Processing Center transactions include IRP invoice payments received via mail and all IRP transactions including applications for: New Account; Fleet Renewal; Add Vehicle; Transfer Registration, Weight Increases, Replacement Plate, and Account Maintenance.

    • IRP Application and IRP Invoice Payment Mailing Addresses:
      • Regular Mail: BMV IRP Unit P.O. Box 18320 Columbus, OH 43218-0320
      • Next Day: BMV IRP Unit 1970 West Broad Street Columbus OH 43223
    • IRP Application fax number: (614) 974-2118
    • IRP Application email address: OHIRP@dps.ohio.gov

    IRP Forms, Documents, and Manuals

    IRP Forms

    Sort by Number or Name
    (Word versions of forms are fillable)

    Number Name File
    BMV 4890 IRP New Account Application Packet PDF Word
    PUC 3422 Declaration of Knowledge for Commercial Vehicle Registration PDF
    BMV 4813 Company Logo Plate Application PDF
    BMV 4887 IRP Renewal Instructions PDF
    BMV 4840 Request to Cancel IRP Account PDF
    BMV 4841 Ohio Commercial Registration Online System User Guide PDF
    BMV 4846 Establishing Base Jurisdiction and Proof of Residency PDF
    BMV 1700 IRP Pamphlet PDF
    BMV 4842 IRP Affidavit of Vehicle Non-Use PDF
    BMV 4845 Ohio IRP Leased Vehicle Owner's Authorization to Lessee PDF
    BMV 4885 Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety Statement PDF
    BMV 4886 IRP Application to Replace Apportioned License Plate PDF

    IRP Documents and Manuals

    Ohio 72-Hour Trip Permit Process

    The Ohio 72-hour trip permit is a registration option for qualified International Registration Plan (IRP) vehicles that do not have apportionment in Ohio where immediate travel is desired. The trip permit is issued in lieu of IRP credentials for vehicles properly registered in their base jurisdiction.

    • Ohio IRP offices sell trip permit numbers in bulk to third-party permit agencies. IRP customers should contact a third-party agent to purchase a trip permit.
    • Carriers not registered under IRP but with a qualifying IRP vehicle may purchase a 72-hour trip permit for interstate travel.

    Trip Permit Agents

    *Also sells fuel permits

    730 Permit Services, inc.
    2085 Shanley Rd.
    Box 755
    Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0

    Phone: (613) 657-1244
    Fax: (613) 657-1453
    Email: info@730permitservices.com

    Carol's Permit Service Inc.
    420 Technology Way Ste. C
    Saukville, WI 53080

    Phone: (262) 268-6677
    Fax: (262) 268-7466
    Email: carol@carolspermit.com

    Coast2Coast Trucking Permits, LLC
    5410 Homberg Dr., Suite 33
    Knoxville, TN 37919

    Phone: (888) 963-0830
    Fax: (865) 963-0831

    Comdata Regulatory Compliance Services*
    5301 Maryland Way
    Brentwood, TN 37027

    Phone: (800) 749-6058
    Fax: (800) 553-3906
    Email: comdatapermits@comdata.com

    Custom Permit Service*
    2400 Briggs Rd., Suite 3
    Columbus, OH 43223

    Phone: (800) 669-5014
    Fax: (614) 351-1744
    Email: permits@custompermits.com

    Highway Permits Co. LLC*
    P.O. Box 27296
    Lansing, MI 48909

    Phone: (888) 731-0312
    Fax: (888) 204-0258
    Email: highway_permits@sbcglobal.net

    Interstate Permit Service*
    2105 S. Hamilton Rd. #201
    Columbus, OH 43232

    Phone: (800) 343-4889
    Fax: (800) 851-1252
    Email: kimday@ipsinterstate.com

    JJ Keller & Associates Inc.
    3003 W. Breezewood Lane
    Neenah, WI 54957

    Phone: (877) 564-2333
    Fax: (800) 727-7516

    Jet Permits, LTD
    P.O. Box 349
    Hales Corners, WI 53130

    Phone: (800) 788-0603
    Fax: (414) 425-7712
    Email: carol@jetpermit.com

    Nova Permits & Pilot Cars*
    2800 Ave St.-Jean-Baptiste Suite 235
    Quebec QC 62E6J5, Canada

    Phone: (800) 567-7775
    Fax: (418) 527-3999
    Email: permits@novapermits.com

    On the Move Permits, Inc.
    3 Cypress Dr.
    Palm Harbor, FL 34684

    Phone: 727-942-2006
    Fax: 727-942-2011
    Email: Orders@OnTheMove.us

    Permit America, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1409
    Frankfort, KY 40602

    Phone: (866) 573-7648
    Fax: (866) 706-5766
    Email: info@permitamerica.com

    Promiles Software Development Corp.
    1900 Texas Ave.
    Bridge City, TX 77611

    Phone: (800) 324-8588
    Fax: (409) 697-2650
    Email: Info@ProMiles.com

    Rite-Way Transportation Services
    6710 West Henrietta R.
    Rush, NY 14543

    Phone: (866) 606-6148
    Fax: (585) 334-4374
    Email: jakef@ritewayts.com

    State Permits*
    7049 Mears Gate Dr. NW Ste. A
    North Canton, OH 44720

    Phone: (800) 331-4805
    Fax: (330) 497-9914
    Email: adeliz@statepermits.com

    The Permit Company
    789 S. Arroyo Parkway
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    Phone: (800) 874-5512
    Fax: (626) 793-7096
    Email: rking@permitcompany.com

    Trans/Mid-America Inc.*
    14655 California St.
    Omaha, NE 68154

    Phone: (800) 228-7577
    Fax: (402) 493-7376
    Email: operations@tmamail.net

    Truck Services of North America
    202 E Main St
    Rock Hill, SC 29730

    Phone: (803) 386-0320
    Email: support@tsnamerica.com

    TW Permits Services
    6965 Truck World Blvd.
    Hubbard, OH 44425

    Phone: (800) 232-4245
    Fax: (330) 534-0448

    Walker's Permits
    5137 Dundas Rd.
    Beaverton, MI 48612

    Phone: (989) 435-3006
    Fax: (989) 435-2782
    Email: wlw@ejourney.com

    West Coast Services Permits
    6421 E. Main St.
    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

    Phone: (888) 737-6483
    Fax: (614) 868-0044
    Email: susan@wcspermits.com

    Send a letter of request on company letterhead to:

    Ohio IRP Trip Permits
    PO Box 16521
    Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521

    The letter should include a brief description of the company and services provided, along with contact information.

    For more information or questions, please contact the IRP/DETER Unit at (614) 752-2055, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    Ohio Revised Code: 4503.66(I)

    Ohio Administrative Code:4501:1-8-11

    Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM)

    The Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) program links commercial vehicle registration and motor carrier safety to:

    • Determine the safety fitness of a motor carrier prior to issuing license plates
    • Influence the carrier to improve safety performance through an improvement process and, when necessary, registration sanctions

    Through PRISM, commercial vehicle registration and enforcement are used to identify motor carriers and hold them responsible for the safety of their operations.

    Registration

    The International Registration Plan (IRP) commercial vehicle registration process provides the framework for PRISM in Ohio by ensuring no vehicle is plated without identifying the carrier responsible for the safety of the vehicle during the registration year.

    The vehicle registration process ensures carriers engaged in interstate commerce are uniquely identified through a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) number, and each carrier can be checked before vehicle registrations are issued. Motor carriers prohibited from engaging in interstate commerce by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may be denied vehicle registration in Ohio.

    Rental/Leasing Registration

    Rental/leasing companies must provide a USDOT number and copies of updated Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150) forms for the company and for all lessees responsible for the safety of the vehicles.

    For more information or questions, please contact the IRP/DETER Unit at (614) 752-2055, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    Ohio Revised Code: 4503.642

    Staggered Registration

    Staggered registration assigns a new primary expiration month for commercial vehicles based on the last two numbers of the carrier’s tax ID number (TIN) or Social Security number (SSN).

    • Staggered registration allows carriers to choose the best plan for their company.
    • The carrier may split fleets into predetermined months.

    Fleet Vehicle Chart

    Commercial Vehicle Expiration Date
    One vehicle/fleet Primary month
    Two vehicles/fleets Primary month and secondary month*
    Three vehicles/fleets Primary month, secondary month and one assigned optional month
    Four or more vehicles/fleets Primary month, secondary month and one or two assigned optional months

    *The secondary month is six months from the primary month.

    • All registrations will expire on the last day of the month.
    • All registrations are eligible for renewal 90 days prior to expiration.
    • During the transition period only, some registrations may exceed 12 months.
    • Required documents must be presented at renewal or when applying for a new commercial registration.

    Staggered Registration Chart

    TIN or SSN Primary Month Two Divisions Three Divisions* Four Divisions
    00-07 January January
    July
    January
    July
    April or October
    January
    July
    April
    October
    08-14 February February
    August
    February
    August
    May or November
    February
    August
    May
    November
    15-22 March March
    September
    March
    September
    June or December
    March
    September
    June
    December
    23-30 April April
    October

    April
    October
    July or January

    April
    October
    July
    January

    31-39 May May
    November
    May
    November
    August or February
    May
    November
    August
    February
    40-48 June June
    December
    June
    December
    September or March
    June
    December
    September
    March
    49-57 July July
    January
    July
    January
    October or April
    July
    January
    October
    April
    58-65 August August
    February
    August
    February
    November or May
    August
    February
    November
    May
    66-73 September September
    March
    September
    March
    December or June
    September
    March
    December
    June
    74-82 October October
    April
    October
    April
    January or July
    October
    April
    January
    July
    83-90 November November
    May
    November
    May
    February or August
    November
    May
    February
    August
    91-99 December December
    June
    December
    June
    March or September
    December
    June
    March
    September

    Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-7-03, 4501:1-7-05, 4501:1-7-06

    Contact Information

    Please contact us
    1-800-IRP-0007 or 1-614-777-8400
    or email us at OHIRP@dps.ohio.gov.

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
    Fax: (614) 974-2118

    Mailing Address
    (US Mail deliveries only)
    IRP Processing Center
    P.O. Box 18320
    Columbus, OH 43218-0320

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