What is the expiration date of an IRP registration?
The state of Florida has staggered monthly IRP registrations. License plates expire at midnight on the last day of the assigned renewal month. The renewal month shown on the IRP cab card must match the month sticker (decal) on your IRP license plate. NOTE: If the renewal month shown on your cab card and the month sticker on your license plate does not match, notify the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services immediately.
Is there a grace period for enforcement after the expiration date of the registration?
No. Enforcement begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first day of the month following the last day of
the assigned renewal month.
Can I renew an IRP registration for less than one year?
You cannot renew an IRP registration for less than one year.
However, you may
transfer the plate to another vehicle if the original vehicle is sold or destroyed before the end of the current registration year.
How do I transfer an IRP license plate?
To transfer an IRP license plate, submit a completed International Registration Plan Florida Application (HSMV 85900) indicating the transfer, to the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services in Tallahassee. The fee for transferring a plate depends upon the jurisdictions (states) the vehicle will be operated in (all jurisdictions do not charge the exact fees for transferring an IRP plate).
When can I receive a refund for an IRP registration?
If your vehicle is registered twice (duplicate registration) for the same registration period; i.e., purchase of a Florida straight plate and an IRP plate, you may apply for an IRP refund of the duplicated Florida fees. In addition, if you renew a vehicle in error, but return the plate to the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services before the first day the registration begins, you may apply for a refund.
To apply – for a refund due to a duplicate registration, submit a signed Application for Refund on Taxes or Fees Paid under the International Registration Plan form (HSMV
to the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services, along with proof of the duplicate registration (copies of both registrations).
To apply – for a refund on a tag renewed in error, submit a signed Application for Refund on Taxes or Fees Paid under the International Registration Plan form (HSMV 85028) to the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services, along with the tag and a letter stating why you are requesting a refund of the registration fee.
How do I add a jurisdiction to an IRP registration?
With the implementation of Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP) all registrations with an effective date of 1/1/2015 or later will have all jurisdictions on their cab card; therefore there is no need to add jurisdictions.
How do I add a vehicle to an IRP registration?
Submit an International Registration Plan Florida Application form (HSMV 85900) to the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services requesting us to add the additional vehicle. Complete all the information requested on the front of the application (Schedule A),
e., account name, account number, etc., and make sure that all vehicle information is included. In addition, proof of ownership, heavy vehicle use tax (IRS Form 2290), DOT number and TIN, and the lease agreement (if applicable) must be submitted along with the application.
Do I have to pay an entire month’s registration fees, if I purchase a vehicle on the last day of the month?
IRP calculates registration fees from the first day of the month in which you purchased
the vehicle. Therefore, if you purchase a vehicle on the last day of any month, IRP charges for that entire month in the registration fee.