Before our International Registration Plan (IRP) Section can issue an apportioned plate, you must first visit your county clerk’s office to obtain an apportioned certificate.

Note:  An apportioned certificate can only be used once. Once a plate has been assigned, the certificate becomes “used."

Obtaining your first apportioned certificate

  • New apportioned certificates will always have an expiration date of March 31st.
  • New apportioned certificates may have their expiration date changed from March 31st to the expiration date established with their IRP account.
  • There will be an $8.00 fee for vehicles under 55,000 pounds or $34.00 fee for vehicles over 55,000 pounds.
  • The Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, Form 2290 is not required for an initial certificate.
 Important: Form 2290 is a highway use tax return that is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); therefore, any questions about who should or should not file Form 2290 or anyone that needs assistance filling out or filing the form should contact the IRS at 1 (800) 829-4933 or visit their webpage at www.irs.gov.

Renewing an apportioned certificate

  • The expiration date of an apportioned certificate being renewed will not be changed. This expiration reflects the expiration date of the IRP account that was set when the account was opened.
  • There will be an $8.00 fee for vehicles under 55,000 pounds or $34.00 fee for vehicles over 55,000 pounds.
Apportioned plate fees vary, please visit our ​International Registration Plan area for plate information, or contact our office at (502) 564-1257 for further assistance.