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Mail all Florida IRP registration refund requests to:

Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services 2900 Apalachee Parkway Neil Kirkman Building, Room B-112, MS-62 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6552

For additional information regarding refunds of IRP fees, please contact the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services at (850) 617-3711.

UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION SYSTEM (UCR)

The 2005 Federal Highway Bill eliminated the Single State Registration System (SSRS) and replaced it with the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) system. Because Florida is not a member of the UCR, Florida based motor carriers must register online at; https://www.ucr.in.gov/.

U.S. DOT MOTOR CARRIER REGISTRATION REGULATIONS AND THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS

  • “DOT” Number (Department of Transportation Number) Any commercial motor carrier (for-hire or private) who operates a commercial motor vehicle interstate with a gross vehicle weight or combined gross vehicle weight over 10,000 pounds must obtain a DOT number from the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), Office of Motor Carriers.

  • “MC” Number (Motor Carrier Number) In addition to a DOT number, if the motor carrier is a “for-hire” carrier under the same circumstances above, the carrier must obtain a MC number, with the exception of carriers hauling certain commodities, such as produce and logs.

SPECIAL NOTE: If the carrier has both the DOT number and the MC number, he should display only the DOT number.

Florida participates in PRISM (Performance and Registration Information System Management). The U.S. DOT number, taxpayer ID number (TIN) and information concerning who is responsible for the safety of each vehicle are required for IRP registrations. PRISM is a program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to determine the safety fitness of a motor carrier prior to registration and to positively influence motor carriers to improve their safety performance. For more information about PRISM you may call U.S. DOT at 800- 832-5660 or visit their website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS How long does the IRP registration process take?

  • One to two weeks from receipt of a completed International Registration Plan Florida Application (HSMV 85900) and the correct supporting documents by the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services. An application is considered complete if all of the requested information on the front and back of the application has been accurately completed; the required supporting documents, such as insurance, heavy vehicle use tax (Form 2290), and lease agreement, have been submitted; and the application has been signed.

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