How to register: IRP (prorate)

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

  • With payment:
    Department of Licensing
    Motor Carriers Services IRP
    PO Box 3777
    Seattle WA 98124-3777
  • Without payment:
    Department of Licensing
    Motor Carriers Services IRP
    PO Box 9228
    Olympia WA 98507-9228

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.

Fees

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.

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