International Registration Plan

Temporary Trip Permits


Our offices will only offer limited services between May 30, 2024 and June 13, 2024 due to the release of new IRP/IFTA software. During this time, we will not be able to renew, replace or issue new registrations.

As a result, we recommend that any credentials set to expire in May, June, or July are renewed as early as possible to minimize impact on your ability to continue operating.

Below are some important dates and activities to be aware of:

  • May 15, 2024 at 7PM EST, will be the cutoff to submit any transactions to E-File and notify for processing.
  • May 29, 2024 at 5PM EST, will be the cutoff for processing any transactions at the Neil Kirkman Building Walk-In Office and the four IRP License Plate Agencies within the state.
    • Any requests received through the mail, emailed to, or dropped off at the Neil Kirkman Building will be held for processing in the order received once the new software is live.
  • June 14, 2024 at 8AM EST, the software will be live and normal office operations will resume.

If you have any questions, please contact our IRP/IFTA Customer Service Center weekdays at (850) 617-3711 from 8:00AM to 4:30PM EST.

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

Effective October 29, 2021, carriers may purchase Florida trip permits online through the FLHSMV Commercial Vehicle Permit Portal. 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.

Hunter Permits

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.