Additional Restricted Plate Information Florida carriers desiring restricted plates; i.e., forest products, fertilizer, farm products, milk, etc., must apply for this registration through the local county tax collector’s office. A restricted commodity plate may allow a Florida carrier to move specified commodities (unprocessed forest products, fertilizer, farm products, milk) within all jurisdictions; however, ONLY Florida will appear on the cab card (registration). Back hauling of finished or unrelated products is strictly prohibited. Back hauling is transporting a load on the return trip. NOTE: Due to the operational aspects of restricted license plates, carriers are not required to maintain operational records.
Check with all jurisdictions you plan to travel through to confirm that they recognize the restricted plate.
HOW ARE IRP FEES APPORTIONED?
The percentage of miles traveled in each jurisdiction is the basis of IRP registration fees. The number of miles traveled in each jurisdiction for which the registrant apportioned determines the total fees due for an apportioned license plate and cab card.
Due to the volume and complexity of the calculations, a computerized system calculates the apportioned fees. In most cases, the declared gross vehicle weight of the truck or combined gross vehicle weight of the power unit and any trailer determines the fees.
IRP FEES ARE APPORTIONED AS FOLLOWS: Assume an 80,000-pound registered power unit (Florida-based for-hire operator) operates in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The total annual actual mileage for the power unit was 100,000 miles, with the amount of miles in each state as shown in the following table. The IRP computes license fees as shown in the table.
Percent of Total
Full Year Fee Per State
(35 % 100 %
$ 462.70 $1,121.45
In the table above, the IRP apportioned plate fees are $1,121.45. Please note the total miles do not determine the fee. The percentage in each state determines the fee. Of the total funds, Florida would retain $462.70 and would send the remaining money to the other apportioned states as indicated. The above example does not include Florida service fees or miscellaneous fees.
Completion of the IRP Application It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete the application and to submit the documents required to register a vehicle under the IRP. If the application submitted is incomplete, or if one or more of the required documents are missing, we will return the application.
Helpful Information for You: If you plan to open an IFTA account and an IRP account, both accounts should have the exact same business name and use the same FEI number. The name must be the same as the one used on your Internal Revenue Service Form 2290, and your DOT form MCS150.