DMV: International Registration Plan (IRP)

International Registration Plan (IRP)

Holiday schedule:  On Friday, November 11, DMV offices will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Offices will reopen on Saturday, November 12, at 8 a.m. 

Connecticut is a member of the International Registration Plan (IRP). 

Commercial vehicles must be registered in IRP or obtain a special trip permit, if:

  • Your vehicle travels to another IRP jurisdiction (U.S. states and Canadian provinces); and
  • Your vehicle has a gross weight or combined gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds or three or more axles combined.   

Vehicles from Outside Connecticut

Qualified motor vehicles from another IRP jurisdiction must have Connecticut on the cab card or have a valid Connecticut IRP trip permit prior to entering Connecticut.

Exempt Vehicles from IRP

Vehicles that are exempt from IRP include government owned vehicles; 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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Content Last Modified on 8/29/2016 9:10:02 AM