How to register: IRP (prorate)
- Vehicle and vessel licensing offices can’t perform transactions on Saturday, December 10.
- Some vehicle and vessel online services, like tab renewal, won’t be available December 7-12 while we update our system.
- On December 12, 2016, we’ll begin using a new vehicle and vessel computer system.
- In the days following the launch of our new system, you may experience longer than usual wait times.
Learn more: DOL vehicle licensing system will be down on December 10 for system replacement (licensingexpress.wordpress.com).
Fuel Tax Increase
Effective July 1, 2016, fuel tax rate increases to $0.494.
The International Registration Plan (IRP) is an easy way to license commercial vehicles in more than one state or province. Visit the IRP website for information about requirements.
- Only 1 set of apportioned license plates and cab card are issued for each vehicle.
- License fees are collected by the state or province where the vehicle is licensed and are distributed to the other states and provinces.
Use our new online reporting system
You can use TAP – PRFT Taxpayer Access Point to:
- Manager your IRP accounts and customer account profile information
- View and print:
- IRP information and temporary authority
- Review account balances
- Correspondence related to your account
- Submit documents online
- Email us
Mailing documents to us
Who can apply?
You can apply for an IRP registration if you operate:
- Commercial vehicles over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight in 2 or more jurisdictions.
- Vehicles with 3 or more axles, regardless of weight.
- A combination of vehicles whose total weight exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight (doesn’t include recreational vehicles).
- Vehicles that are titled in Washington State.
How to apply
To set up a new IRP account, submit all of the following through TAP – PRFT Taxpayer Access Point or by mail :
For instructions, see IRP Customer Manual.
Your Motor Carrier ID Report (MCS-150) must be updated every 2 years and filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. We’re not allowed to update or accept this form anymore.
We can give estimates of WA fees, but we can’t calculate the exact cost until we receive your application. You’ll need to contact each state/province outside Washington for their fees. If you're signed up for TAP, it will calculate the fees for you.
Performance and Registration Information Systems Management — PRISM
PRISM is a cooperative federal/state safety program. It’s designed to identify motor carriers with poor safety records and tie a motor carrier’s safety fitness to the ability to register their trucks.
PRISM links the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety information with the state’s motor vehicle registration process to achieve 2 purposes:
- Determine the motor carrier’s safety fitness before issuing them a license plate.
- Motivate the unsafe carrier to improve its safety performance through an improvement process and registration sanctions.
For more information about PRISM, visit Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Questions? Need help?
For more information or if you need to change your name or address: