Do I need IRP?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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QuestionAnswerAnswer
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Are you hauling over 26,000 pounds (this includes truck, trailer, and load)?
2
Are you travelling to more than one state (travelling INTERstate) with this load?
3
Is your business (or base of operations) physically located in Kentucky?
 
Yes to all three questions

You must register for an IRP account with Kentucky.

 View IRP Requirements

Yes to 1 & 2, but not 3

You must contact your base state.

 Contact Your Base State

 Exceptions: Two (2) of the most common exceptions, and therefore the only two (2) being addressed on this site, are:

 

  1. If you are Farm-Plated and you are hauling YOUR OWN GOODS from state-to-state (interstate), you will not need IRP. If you begin hauling for someone else, however, you will need IRP.
  2. If you are hauling (truck, trailer, and load) EXACTLY 26,000 pounds and your load is picked up in one state and dropped in another (interstate), you will not need IRP.

 

 Note: If you are hauling 26,001 interstate you are in violation of this exemption and must register for IRP in your base state.
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Are you travelling out of Kentucky?
2
Are you using a farm-plated vehicle?
2
Are you hauling over 26,000 pounds (this includes truck, trailer, and load)?
3
You will not need IRP.  If you begin hauling for someone other than yourself, you will need IRP.
3
Are you hauling over 26,000 pounds (this includes truck, trailer, and load)?
3
Is your business (or base of operations) physically located in Kentucky?
3
Will you be picking up AND dropping off in a state other than Kentucky?
4
Is your business (or base of operations) physically located in Kentucky?
4
Will you be picking up AND dropping off in a state other than Kentucky?
4
You must register for an IRP account with Kentucky.

 View IRP Requirements
4
You must contact your base state.

 Contact Your Base State
4
Is your business (or base of operations) physically located in Kentucky?
4
You will not need IRP.
5
You must register for an IRP account with Kentucky.

 View IRP Requirements
5
You must contact your base state.

 Contact Your Base State
5
Is your business (or base of operations) physically located in Kentucky?
5
You will not need IRP.
5
You must register for an IRP account with Kentucky.

 View IRP Requirements​​
5
You must contact your base state.

 Contact Your Base State
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You must register for an IRP account with Kentucky.

 View IRP Requirements ​​​
6
You must contact your base state.

 Contact Your Base State
4
​You do not need IRP and you can obtain your plate at your County Clerk's office.​​

IRP Transaction Requirements​​

What kind of transaction are you interested in? Click the name below to see detailed instructions:

​Any vehicle with a gross vehicle or registered gross weight exceeding 26,000 lbs. or having 3 or more axels regardless of weight operating outside the state of Kentucky needs an apportioned license plate. In addition, any vehicle doing intrastate hauling outside the state of Kentucky, regardless of registered gross weight, must have an apportioned license plate. In the case of apportioned license plates, intrastate hauling is defined as picking up a load in a state other than Kentucky, then dropping that same load in another location within that state. (Example: pick up a load in Toledo, Ohio and drop that same load in Columbus, Ohio.) In the case of intrastate haulers, commercial vehicles of any weight, with the exception of passenger vehicles, must have apportioned license plates.
Apportioned license plates are available in the following weights: 10000, 14000, 18000, 22000, 26000, 32000, 38000, 44000, 55000, 62000, 73280, and 80000. This weight is the combined weight of the truck, trailer and load. This is also known as the taxable weight or registered weight.
The Form 2290 is the Schedule of Heavy Highway Vehicles. It is a tax that is collected by the Internal Revenue Service. You must have a stamped 2290 (showing that the tax has been paid) for each vehicle that is 55,000 lbs. or greater that you have owned for 60 days or more. Please be aware that the form 2290 must be in your own name. A copy of the 2290 must be provided to us at the time of your renewal or when you add an applicable truck to your account.
Our office will mail out a renewal postcard to you approximately 6 weeks before your expiration date. The postcard has the web address IRP.KY.GOV to renew your IRP and instructions that you should follow carefully because they often change from year to year. If you cannot access the website, you can submit your renewal with a paper renewal package.


Email:
  Email us

Fax:
 (502) 564-2950

Walk-in:

Mail:
 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
Attn: IRP Section
PO Box 2323
Frankfort, KY 40602
A cab card is the vehicle’s registration with a list of the jurisdictions (states) you are allowed to travel in. The cab card includes specific vehicle and motor carrier responsible for safety information, and cannot be transferred from vehicle to vehicle. The original cab card must be kept in your truck. A photocopy is not acceptable.​
Your cab card should already have all jurisdictions. Adding jurisdictions​ has been phased out.​
You can request a replacement online at IRP.KY.GOV or you must fill out a Lost or Stolen Affidavit and fax or send that to us. Please fill out the top of this form, have it notarized, and fax it to (502) 564-2950. Please make a note of your IRP Account Number and your fax number on your cover page. We will fax you a bill and a temporary permit. Carry this permit in your vehicle to make you legal to run. When we receive your payment we will issue you a new plate/cab card/decal and mail it to you. ​
Yes, you can. You must mail us the plate and original cab card along with a signed refund request form. Also include a note telling us the reason why you are requesting a refund (out of business, truck sold, truck disabled, etc.). You will receive a prorated refund for the Kentucky portion of the fees that were paid. The fees that were paid to other jurisdictions are not refundable.​

 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
Attn: IRP Section
PO Box 2323
Frankfort, KY 40602
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Yes, you can transfer the fees paid from one vehicle to another vehicle. BUT, you cannot transfer the actual plate. Complete and sign a Schedule C and submit it to the IRP office​.


Email:
  Email us

Fax:
 (502) 564-2950

Walk-in:

Mail:
 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
Attn: IRP Section
PO Box 2323
Frankfort, KY 40602

Along with the Schedule C include a copy of the apportioned certificate (from your local county clerk), a 2290 Schedule 1 stamped/paid by the IRS (if applicable) and a copy of the lease agreement signed by both parties (if applicable). We will process your application and fax you a bill. Go to IRP.KY.GOV to pay the bill and print a temporary cab card. You must mail in the original cab card and the plate from the deleted vehicle BEFORE we can issue the new plate and cab card. ​
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No. Apportioned license plates are not transferable from one account to another. Your neighbor will have to obtain his own apportioned license plate.​
Usage tax is paid on any vehicle with a combined gross weight 44,000 lbs. and under. This tax is paid at your local county clerk when you register the vehicle for the first time.​
Cost varies according to weight of vehicle, vehicle type, vehicle year, type of operation and previous year mileage. 80,000 lb. plates may cost approximately $1,250.00 to $2,500.00.​
Visit irp.ky.gov to pay IRP bills online via electronic check for a flat $3.00 fee or a credit card with a 4% processing fee.

Option to mail is also available:

 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
Attn: IRP Section
PO Box 2323
Frankfort, KY 40602
Yes, at IRP.KY.GOV, you can process your IRP renewal, add vehicles to your account, change weights, request replacement credentials, print temporary cab cards, and pay your IRP bill(s).​
Yes. It's perfectly legal to haul loads with a temporary permit. If you have a temporary in your truck, then you may drive in any state without a plate. Temporaries are faxable - you do not need to have the original in your truck.​