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Upcoming Simplification of International Registration Plan

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Upcoming Simplification of International Registration Plan

Full Reciprocity

Beginning in 2015, cab-cards will show all jurisdictions! No more "add state or province". No more "over 100 percent fees" for added jurisdictions. If you have IRP, no more trip permits. This is true IRP-wide. All states and provinces will be implementing this. This has been referred to as Full Reciprocity or the Full Reciprocity Plan and was adopted by IRP ballot in October 2013.

How this will work

The effective date for your fleet depends on your fleet's IRP expiration date.

For registration periods beginning 1/1/2015 or later, the new rules apply.

For example: For registrations expiring December 2014 (or later) that are renewing for operation in 2015, your cab-card will show all IRP states and Canadian provinces. You'll no longer need to select jurisdictions in which you intend to operate. Your IRP fees will be calculated based on your June-July "reporting period" distances. If you are a new carrier without a reporting period history, you'll pay fees based on the California estimated distance table.

You'll be able to operate in any IRP jurisdiction without the trouble and expense of adding a jurisdiction or of buying a trip permit. For each IRP renewal, fees will be charged based on the fleet's "reporting period" distance.

For renewals of registrations expiring November 2014 or earlier - thus with a new expiration date November 2015 or earlier - the old rules will continue to apply through the expiration date in 2015. Cab-cards will only display those jurisdictions specifically requested by the carrier.

IRP information may be obtained by contacting:

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Registration Operations Division-International Registration Plan
P.O. Box 932320
Sacramento, CA 942320-3200
Telephone: (916) 657-7971

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