International Registration Plan
Temporary Trip Permits
Out of state carriers who are operating an apportionable vehicle in Florida with a non-IRP registration issued by another jurisdiction must purchase a Florida trip permit in order to operate in Florida. The out of state carrier must obtain the Florida trip permit prior to entering the state of Florida and it must remain with the vehicle while in the state.
Note: The same applies to IFTA qualified vehicles. IRP registrants who do not maintain an IFTA account must obtain a Florida temporary fuel use permit each time their vehicles operate in Florida. Go to the IFTA Temporary Fuel Use Permits link for more information.
Florida Temporary Trip Permits
Carriers may purchase Florida trip permits through a permit service company authorized by the state. All of these companies offer trip and fuel permits, both of which are available through electronic means. Click here for a list of Florida authorized Wire Service Companies. A Florida Temporary Trip Permit is valid for ten (10) days and costs $30.00. Carriers may also contact the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services at (850) 617-3711 weekdays from 8-4:30 to obtain a trip permit.
Out of state owner-operators who do not maintain IRP registration in their own name and are currently between lease agreements may obtain a Hunter Permit in order to move their empty truck or truck tractor from jurisdiction to jurisdiction while searching for employment. Carriers should contact their base jurisdiction to obtain a Hunter Permit. Florida will recognize valid Hunter permits from other jurisdictions and will allow travel in Florida without the purchase of a Florida Hunter Permit.
Additional Information for Florida-Based Carriers
Operating in Other Jurisdictions: Florida-based carriers who need to travel in other jurisdictions with an apportionable vehicle that does not currently have a Florida IRP registration must obtain a temporary trip permit from each of the jurisdictions in which they plan to travel.
Florida Hunter Permits: Florida-based owner-operators may obtain a Florida Hunter Permit to move their vehicle without a load while searching for employment. Other jurisdictions will recognize valid Florida Hunter Permits. The Hunter Permit must remain with the vehicle described.
Florida Hunter Permits are valid for ten (10) days for a fee of $5.00. Florida based carriers should contact the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services at (850) 617-3711 to obtain a Florida Hunter Permit.