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International Registration Plan (IRP)

  • International Registration Plan (IRP)


Section 32-6-56, Code of Alabama 1975.

Motor carriers operating in interstate commerce with a qualified motor vehicle. A qualified motor vehicle is one which has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds; or has three or more axles regardless of weight; or is used in combination, when the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight. Registrants are issued an apportioned license plate and a cab card (registration).

Registration fees are dependent on mileage traveled in IRP member jurisdictions, the fee structure of the member jurisdictions and the number of months the vehicle(s) is to be registered. Alabama fees are apportioned based on the fee schedule provided in Section 40-12-248.

Base amount:

  • 72% – Road and Bridge Fund
  • 21% – City or county of residence
  • 7% – Counties and cities

Additional amount:

  • 64.75% – Road and Bridge Fund
  • 35.25% – Counties