International Registration Plan program

The International Registration Plan (IRP) program is the process of calculating registration fees and taxes for multiple jurisdictions.


The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a reciprocity agreement between the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada that recognizes the registration of commercial motor vehicles issued by other jurisdictions. Motor carriers register with and pay fees to their jurisdiction.

The prorate fees are based on the percentage of the total distance travelled in each IRP jurisdiction, according to that jurisdiction’s fee schedule. These fees are then distributed to the appropriate jurisdictions.

Registered motor carriers receive a licence plate and cab cards that allow their fleets to travel through all IRP member jurisdictions.

In focus

The IRP collects commercial vehicle registration fees and taxes on behalf of multiple jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.

Access International Registration Plan (IRP) account and the Alberta Transportation IRP Online System to manage your account.

Forms, instructions and guides to apply for the IRP program, and updates to the prorated International Registration Plan.

Information about the International Registration Plan, Full Reciprocity Plan, fees and weight groups.