Apply for an IRP registration

To obtain IRP registrations in Massachusetts you must have an established place of business in Massachusetts.

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What you need for Apply for an IRP registration

You may register your vehicle(s) in the IRP Plan if you travel in Massachusetts and at least one other IRP jurisdiction and the vehicle is used, maintained, or designed primarily for:

  • the transportation of property; or
  • used for the transportation of persons for hire; or
  • is a power unit with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds, or
  • has three or more axles, regardless of the weight, or
  • that hauls another unit and the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 lbs

Fees for Apply for an IRP registration

The cost of your IRP registration will depend upon the percentage of miles traveled in each IRP jurisdiction, the registered combined gross vehicle weight, as well as that jurisdiction's registration fee.

How to apply Apply for an IRP registration

Only the following RMV Service Centers can process IRP applications:

To obtain IRP registrations in Massachusetts you must have an established place of business in Massachusetts. You must then submit:

 

To obtain IRP registrations in Massachusetts you must have an established place of business in Massachusetts. You must then submit the following to the address listed below:

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Quincy RMV Headquarters

25 Newport Ave Ext., 4th Floor

Quincy, MA 02171

More info about Apply for an IRP registration

If a Massachusetts registered commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight over 26,000 lbs. chooses not to register under IRP, it cannot travel interstate, that is outside of Massachusetts, without first calling ahead and purchasing Trip Permits from each state that it wishes to travel through. The vehicle will be cited for being unregistered if it is stopped in any other jurisdiction if it does not have an IRP registration listing the subject jurisdictions on the cab card, or has not purchased Trip Permits from each state on its itinerary.

An IRP Apportioned Registration does not exempt a carrier from the payment of Motor Fuel Taxes in any state; nor exempt a carrier from obtaining operating authority from a state where the apportioned vehicle operates; nor exempt a carrier from payment of Federal Highway Vehicle Use Tax (IRS form #2290); nor permit a carrier to exceed maximum height, length, width, and axle limitations nor permit the violation of "bridge laws."

Vehicles that are exempt from the IRP include government owned vehicles; buses and livery vehicles used exclusively for charter parties; vehicles displaying a restricted plate such as dealer, repair, transporter, owner contractor, or farm; city pick-up and delivery vehicles and recreational vehicles.

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