Mail the completed computer generated printout renewal, the proof of payment of Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, insurance, and the verification of physical location, when required, to the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services in Tallahassee.
Once the bureau receives the completed renewal and the supporting documents, we will generate an IRP bill and mail it to you for payment.
Review the bill for accuracy; check the vehicle(s), the jurisdictions and the weights.
Submit to the bureau, the amount indicated on the bill in the form of money order, cashier’s check, certified check, or depending on the account’s length of existence, a personal or business check. Comcheks are only accepted by phone or in person and cannot be mailed.
DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL!
Maintain the original bill for your records and send a signed copy of the front page of the bill to the bureau along with your payment. We request that you please return either the first page of the bill or a photocopy with your payment. This will assist us in applying your payment to the appropriate account.
Upon receipt of the bill amount and any other requested documents, the bureau will ship the
license plate(s) and cab card(s) to you at your business/mailing address via regular mail.
BE ON TIME…YOU MAY BE CHARGED DELINQUENT FEES
Chapter 320.07(4)(a), Florida Statutes, requires the department to charge a delinquent fee beginning on the 11th calendar day after your renewal month ends.
FOR EXAMPLE: If your registration renewal is due in March, you will be assessed a delinquent fee beginning on April 11, if you have not already submitted your renewal application and paid the renewal fees.
The following tax categories determine the delinquent fees:
(amount paid for license plate)
Tax of $5, but not more than $25 Tax over $25, but not more than $50 Tax over $50, but not more than $100 Tax over $100, but not more than $400 Tax over $400, but not more than $600 Tax over $600 and up
IRP ENFORCEMENT PROCESS
Staggered monthly renewals allow registrations from January 1 through October 31 of each year. Under staggered registration, license plates expire at midnight on the last day of the assigned renewal month.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION! Operation of a vehicle without a current license plate and a current cab card or a valid trip permit will subject the driver to penalties and fines in all jurisdictions traveled.
The cab card verifies that vehicles are properly registered and registration fees paid.