MTO Service Commitment

International Registration Plan

Our goal

To provide licensing services for commercial motor vehicle carriers that travel through multiple jurisdictions to help facilitate travel and commerce, while reducing unnecessary inter-jurisdictional overlap.

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a registration reciprocity agreement among states of the United States and provinces of Canada that allows apportionable fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions. The Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alaska and Mexico are not members of the plan. Carriers pay fees and taxes as they travel through two or more IRP jurisdictions. Although registration fees are paid to the various jurisdictions in which fleet vehicles are operated, only one (1) set of licence plates and one (1) cab card is issued for each fleet vehicle.

How to contact us

For general IRP information, please contact the IRP Program Office at 416-235-3923 or 1-866-587-6770 (within Ontario). The IRP Program Office can be reached by fax at 416-235-3924 or 1-866-587-6771 (within Ontario). You can also send email enquiries to:

Once completed, you can fax your application to any IRP Office in Ontario, along with supporting documentation for the transaction. Contact the IRP Office to confirm which documents you need to attach to your application.

The following is a list of Ontario's local IRP Offices:






92 Commerce Park Drive, Unit 4
Barrie, ON L4N 8W8

(705) 739-6368 (705) 739-6300

903 Barton Street, Unit 1A
Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P5
(905) 643-7947 Ext. 2 (905) 643-9923


1355 John Counter Boulevard
Kingston, ON K7L 5A3

(613) 540-5185 (613) 545-4781
London 659 Exeter Road
London, ON N6E 1L3
(519) 873-4280 (519) 873-4270
North Bay 447 McKeown Avenue
North Bay, ON P1B 9S9

(705) 497-6909 (705) 497-5406


3091 Albion Road North, Unit 2
Ottawa, ON K1V 9V9

(613) 731-2803

(613) 731-8987

Port Hope 138 Hope Street North
Port Hope, ON L1A 2P1

(905) 885-8318 (905) 885-4268
Thunder Bay

615 South James Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6P6
(807) 473-2190 (807) 473-2133
Toronto 1860 Wilson Avenue, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M9M 3A7
(416) 212-9409 (416) 212-9443
Waterloo 500 Weber Street North, Unit 3
Waterloo, ON N2L 4E9

(519) 885-3403 (519) 885-9937
Windsor 150 Ouellette Place, Suite 210
Windsor, ON N8X 1L9
(519) 972-0237 (519) 972-8341

Our commitment to you

  • Provide manual and application forms in IRP Carrier Manual pages of our website.
  • Deliver products and services accurately in accordance with ministry policies, procedures and legislation.
  • If you are eligible to receive a permit, permits will be issued within the following business days:


Acknowledge receipt of application

Acknowledge receipt of complete application

Issue Invoice

Have credential ready

1-10 vehicles

2 business days

5 business days

11-149 vehicles

3 business days

8 business days

150-249 vehicles

5 business days

10 business days

250+ vehicles

MTO will provide a quote on estimated completion date upon review and analysis.

Single vehicle add, add/delete, delete vehicle

2 business days

5 business days

Replacements (Cab Card, plates, permits, validation stickers)

Same Day

Same Day

How to ensure timely processing

  • Ensure that your permit application forms are complete and contain relevant information.
  • Ensure that you submit all applicable documents with your application.

To complete the forms you will need:

  • Details from mileage records collected for the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) to complete the IRP applications forms from the previous year’s distance records(July 1 - June 30).
  • Estimated distance if no actual distance is available for a jurisdiction based on method 1 and/or method 2 of the Estimated Distance Declaration.
  • Current and valid insurance information.
  • Tare weight (empty weight) from vehicle registration permit.
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for each vehicle, as well as make and model year.
  • Safety Standards Certificate and emissions test (where applicable).
  • Copy of bill of sale or lease agreement showing purchase price or capital cost, before tax.
  • Letter of authorization from vehicle owner (if required).
  • Number of axles (maximum for the tractor and trailer).
  • The Canadian federal business number, used by Revenue Canada for tax filing purposes (9 digits, followed by 3 alpha characters - report only the first 9 digits on your IRP application) - otherwise known as the GST number (optional).
  • IFTA number, either from Ontario or from the jurisdiction where the carrier is registered for IFTA.
  • Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) number.
  • Corporate address.
  • Contact information.
  • All forms signed and dated by contact name on Form 1.

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