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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles International Registration Plan (IRP)

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General Information

International Registration Plan (IRP) is an agreement among 48 states, 10 Canadian Provinces and the District of Columbia whereby a motor carrier can register commercial vehicle fleets for travel in all IRP jurisdictions by filing the paperwork with the home (base) jurisdiction.

IRP Applications are Available at any of the four IRP Offices (Canton, Columbus, Findlay, and Monroe) throughout Ohio and on www.ohcors.com. IRP applications and instruction manuals are also available by calling the Columbus IRP Office at 1-800-477-0007 or 1-614-777-8400.

Ohio Applications are Processed at the IRP Processing Center in Columbus and at the three IRP branch offices located in Canton, Findlay, and Monroe. The majority of IRP transactions are processed by mail. It is the responsibility of the applicant to properly complete all forms necessary to register vehicles in the IRP.

Columbus Processing Center Location

Westbelt Plaza II
2222 Dividend Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43228-3803

Telephone: 1-800-IRP-0007
Local: 1-614-777-8400
Fax: 1-614-771-4016
Lobby hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Directions to IRP Processing Center

Exit off State Route 270 onto Roberts Road. The IRP Center is west of the freeway. Turn left on Roberts Road onto Westbelt Drive. Go over railroad tracks, then turn left onto Diplomacy Drive (1st Street). Turn right on Dividend Drive (1st Street). The center is on the left hand side of the road.

IRP Branch Offices - See list below

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has opened three IRP branch offices in Canton, Findlay, and Monroe. These offices offer a wide range of IRP services on a walk-in basis. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Requirements for Registration

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IRP Online Registration Renewal

IRP Registration Renewals can be done online at www.ohcors.com

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Renewal Dates for IRP Plates

During the 2004 registration year, IRP registrations went to a staggered registration program.  Each IRP vehicle expires on the last day of a specified month according to the company's Tax Identification Number or Social Security Number.  At least one vehicle must be registered in the company's Primary month.  The other vehicles owned by that company may then register their vehicles in the Secondary month and so on.  Tax Identification Numbers or Social Security Numbers determine which months a company may choose to register their vehicles in, as described by the chart here.

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Temporary Registration

A Trip Permit is a temporary permit issued in lieu of IRP credentials for vehicles properly registered in a base jurisdiction, but has not been apportioned for the jurisdiction in which immediate travel is desired. (IRP Article IV, Section 908) Carriers who have vehicles not IRP registered with a jurisdiction that they wish to travel through, should secure a Trip Permit prior to entering that jurisdiction.

Ohio Trip Permits are valid for 72 hours and cost $15.00.

Trip Permits are only available through the companies authorized to sell Ohio single trip fuel permits.

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Payment for IRP Registration

After submitting your completed IRP application, you will receive an invoice that must be submitted with proper payment.

You are encouraged to mail your invoice to the IRP processing Center in Columbus (P.O. Box 18320, Columbus, Ohio 43218-0320) or you may also pay for your invoice at one of the IRP branch offices.

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Registration under the IRP is not mandatory. It is a program for licensing commercial trucks, trailers and buses traveling in Ohio and at least one additional IRP jurisdiction, if the commercial vehicle is used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property and:
  1. A power unit having two axles and a gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds; or
  2. A power unit having three or more axles, regardless of weight; or
  3. Used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
Established place of business

IRP defines "base jurisdiction" as the jurisdiction where the registrant has an established place of business, where mileage is accrued by the fleet and operational records of such fleet are maintained or can be made available. IRP defines an "established place of business" as:

  1. A physical structure owned, leased or rented by the fleet registrant.
  2. The physical structure shall be designated by the street number or road location, be open during normal business hours, and have located within it: a telephone or telephones publicly listed in the name of the fleet registrant, a person or persons conducting the fleet registrant's business, and the operational records of the fleet.
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