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International Registration Plan (IRP)

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is for any individual or company involved in commercial transportation that travels interstate and meets certain criteria. The unique feature of the IRP is that it lets each registered carrier obtain one plate and registration cab card to travel in multiple states at specific weights.

For more information about IRP, see the following resourcesm call (317) 615-7340 or email IndianaIRP@dor.in.gov.

Online Application

Our IRP application allows you to process, pay, and print your cab cards without ever leaving your home or office. In addition, you can renew your plates and process most transaction types such as add vehicles, transfers, add states, replacement plates, and more. You can begin this application online.

A new IRP system update went live on June 14. One of the major changes involves new Excel templates and requirements for uploading files for qualified accounts.

Please review all of the information on the MCS system for more details, including a video, training materials and new templates.

All upload templates changed as of June 2020, so be sure to begin using the new templates.

IRP and BPR Renewal Procedures:

Large and medium fleets can upload renewal information for faster and more accurate processing. Please see the following video and instruction guides before your next transaction. More information is available after login.

IRP Late Payment Penalty:

  • A penalty of 10% will apply to any IRP renewal paid after the payment due date (see schedule below).
  • The ten percent penalty is added to the total Indiana renewal fees.
  • To avoid paying the penalty, you can:
    • Mail your payment to 7811 Milhouse Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46241 (must be postmarked on or before the due date).
    • Pay online through DORpay (must be made before midnight of the due date).
    • Visit  Motor Carrier Services at 7811 Milhouse Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46241 to make a payment (must be made before 4:30 p.m. on the due date).

Renewal Schedule:

  • The renewals will be mailed 60 days prior to the payment due date.
  • The renewals must be received 30 days prior to the payment due date to allow for the preparation of the billing.
Registration Month Processing Deadline
for IRP Renewals
IRP Payment
Due Date
Cab Card
Enforcement Date
January Nov. 28 Dec. 15 Jan. 1
February Dec. 28 Jan. 15 Feb. 1
March Jan. 28 Feb. 15 March 1
April Feb. 28 March 15 April 1
May March 28 April 15 May 1
June April 28 May 15 June 1
July May 28 June 15 July 1
August June 28 July 15 Aug. 1
September July 28 Aug. 15 Sept. 1
October Aug. 28 Sept.15 Oct. 1
November Sept. 28 Oct. 15 Nov. 1
December Oct. 28 Nov. 15 Dec. 1

Reporting Period:

The reporting period for October, November, and December month renewals is July 1 through June 30 of the current year. For more information, review the IRP Handbook.

Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP)

All new IRP accounts must be registered for every jurisdiction on their cab cards and pay a per-vehicle distance percentage to each jurisdiction. Full Reciprocity Plan FAQs can be found on our website.

General Information IRP

IRP Electronic Cab Cards

As of Jan. 1, 2019, IRP cab cards are available in an electronic image format. All U.S. states and Canadian provinces are required to accept electronic images of the IRP cab cards. For the first year, you may want to continue carrying your paper credentials.

When stopped by law enforcement, credentials may be shown as an electronic image. Choosing to provide credentials by electronic device may require an officer or official to briefly take possession of the device to verify the validity of the credential.

Regardless of the format, the document must be accurate, accessible and readable by law enforcement. We suggest storing the document as a PDF on an electronic device in each vehicle to ensure access to documentation while in areas with no service or Wi-Fi.

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