Welcome to Ohio IRP Registration Services!

The Buckeye State plays host to many truckers, both permanent residents and passersby. Whether they’re taking I-90 from Toledo to Cleveland or passing through Columbus and Cincinnati on I-71, truckers in Ohio have many miles to travel. If you’re an Ohio-based trucker, you’re going to need all of the correct licenses to operate legally. If you’re an interstate trucker, that means you’re going to need IRP Ohio!

What Is IRP?

IRP (International Registration Plan) apportionment is essential for interstate truckers. By joining IRP, its member jurisdictions (the Lower 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the ten Canadian provinces) can share registration revenue with each other. Because of this, truckers no longer have to maintain multiple registrations and keep track of tons of paperwork. You just purchase IRP apportionment once and it will take care of all of your registration needs!

Do I Need IRP?

Only trucks that meet certain parameters require IRP apportionment. If your truck meets any of the parameters below, then you’ll need to purchase IRP before you can legally transport commercial goods outside of Ohio.

  • Its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeds 26,000 lbs.
  • It has three or more axels, regardless of its weight
  • It is used in combination, and the combination’s weight exceeds 26,000 lbs.

Do I Need Anything Else?

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Once you purchase IRP from, you may think that you’re ready to go immediately. However, if you don’t also purchase IFTA apportionment first, you could be in trouble. IFTA refers to the International Fuel Tax Agreement, which is similar to IRP but concerns fuel tax revenue. If your truck qualifies for IRP, it also qualifies for IFTA.

Additionally, vehicles that weigh more than 55,000 lbs. have to pay the HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax). You can file this tax instantly at

How Do I Prove I Have IRP?

Your IRP apportionment comes with two pieces of identification to keep with you in and on your truck. In your cab, you’ll keep your cab card, which replaces your registration paperwork. This card, issued by Ohio, will prove your apportionment. You’ll also want to affix your new apportioned license plate to the back of your truck. This license plate will have the same number as before, but it will also display the word “APPORTIONED” on it. The apportioned tags will allow you to avoid lengthy stops by police and other state officials so you can continue to drive in peace.