International Registration Plan

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a US-based registration reciprocity agreement among states of the United States, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada, including Ontario. The plan distributes commercial vehicle registration fees based on the total distance travelled in each place.

Registered vehicles have one licence plate and registration document that allows travel in all IRP jurisdictions.
All carriers travelling outside Ontario should register in IRP if they have vehicles with:

  • a gross weight over 11,793 kg

OR

  • 3 or more axles, regardless of weight

Otherwise, these carriers will need to purchase trip permits to travel outside Ontario.

Visit the official IRP website for more information.

IRP applications

Carriers may submit IRP applications to their local IRP Offices or access the IRP Online Services if you are currently registered for online services. Depending on the type of application, you may be required to show original documents. Be sure to read the application form or contact an IRP Office to confirm which documents you will need to attach.

Once the IRP office receives an application, it will be processed and you will receive a fee notice. Payment can be made at an IRP Office or by mail.  If you pay in person at an IRP office, you will receive your credentials on the spot. If you apply by mail, your credentials will be mailed to you. Courier service is also available at your expense.

Please do not include any credit card information on the forms below.

Forms

Prepaid Account Form

You can pre-load funds on your IRP account so you can pay for transactions without having to visit an IRP Office.

Pre-payments must include the IRP account number, currency type (US or CAN) and may be made by cheque, credit card, debit card, money order or cash for Canadian funds and cheque, money order or cash for US funds. Use this form to set-up a pre-paid account with IRP.

Online Services

IRP Online Services is a free service offered by the Ministry of Transportation that allows IRP carriers based in Ontario to quickly and accurately complete registrations online instead of manually preparing and mailing forms.

IRP Online Services is available to existing IRP carriers only.  If you are currently registered in the IRP Program, please contact the IRP Program Office at 416-235-3923 or irp@ontario.ca for information on applying for an online account.

Instructions for Completing Online Transactions

International Fuel Tax Agreement

All carriers who use a vehicle in Ontario for carrying passengers or goods across jurisdictions are required to pay tax on fuel consumed in the province.
Carriers that register their vehicles under the IRP must also register under the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) if the gross vehicle weight exceeds 11,797 kg or 26,000 lbs. Vehicles below that weight are not required to register in the IFTA, but they may register in the IRP.

Contact the IRP Program Office

For general information or to set up access to online services, please contact the IRP Program Office:

By phone: 416-235-3923 or 1-866-587-6770 (within Ontario)
By fax: 416-235-3924 or 1-866-587-6771 (within Ontario)
By email: irp@ontario.ca

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