IRP, IFTA jurisdictions issue temporary waivers in response to COVID-19
Posted March 20, 2020
International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) jurisdictions in the United States and Canada are issuing temporary waivers and registration extensions in response to the pandemic COVID-19 emergency.
J. J. Keller is keeping a running update of jurisdictions as they announce their waivers and extensions. The list here is current as of the morning of March 20, 2020.
For additional questions contact your local jurisdiction.
- Alabama: Temporarily waiving IRP and IFTA requirements for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) engaged in interstate emergency relief efforts. There are also extensions for obtaining March 2020 motor vehicle registrations and paying property taxes on vehicles. The state will be delaying certain penalty charges as well.
- Colorado: Waiving late registration fees, providing registration extensions, and issuing weight exemptions.
- Connecticut: Temporarily waiving IRP requirements for CMVs entering the state.
- Florida: Suspending IRP and IFTA registration requirements for motor vehicles properly registered in other jurisdictions participating in emergency relief efforts.
- Illinois: Extending vehicle registration expiration dates by 30 days. Illinois Driver Services facilities statewide will close through March 31. May also issue permits for the transportation of emergency response/relief supplies.
- Iowa: Temporarily waiving IRP and IFTA requirements for CMVs through April 16.
- Kentucky: Extending the expiration date of vehicle registration, vehicle license plates, and tag certificates for 90 days. Also extending the renewal date for Kentucky operator's licenses, ID cards, and permit expiration dates by 90 days.
- Maine: Requests that no enforcement action be taken against vehicles with expired IRP or IFTA registrations for the next 30 days.
- Maryland: Asking enforcement personnel to refrain from taking action against motor carriers with apportioned vehicle registrations expiring on or after March 12, until further notice.
- Missouri: Temporarily suspending all IRP, IFTA, and trip and fuel permit requirements, and allowing private and for-hire carriers to haul up to 100,000 pounds with trailers at least 53 feet long through April 30.
- Nevada: All DMV offices closed as of March 20. Additionally, Nevada has issued a temporary waiver of IRP and IFTA requirements for the duration of the emergency or until April 15, whichever comes first.
- New Brunswick: Extending the validity period of vehicle registrations, inspection stickers, and driver's licenses that were valid as of March 16, 2020, to May 31, 2020.
- New Jersey: Temporarily waiving IRP and IFTA requirements for vehicles traveling through the state. IRP vehicle registrations and temporary IRP registrations that expire in March through May 2020 are extended until May 31, 2020.
- New Mexico: Temporarily waiving permit fees for overweight and over-width vehicles, as well as registration and licensing requirements, until April 6.
- Newfoundland: IRP registrations due to expire in March and April are extended until May 30, 2020.
- North Carolina: Temporarily waiving hours of service, permit fees for overweight and over-dimensional vehicles, and registration and licensing requirements.
- Nova Scotia province: Allowing IRP registrants with fleets expiring in March, April, and May to be extended until August 31.
- Ohio: Asking enforcement personnel to refrain from taking enforcement action on vehicles that have IRP expiration dates on or after March 18, 2020, until further notice.
- Oklahoma: Temporarily suspending oversize/overweight permits fees and registration licensing/operating authority requirements for vehicles involved in emergency support efforts.
- Oregon: Temporarily suspending requirements for oversize/overweight permits, permits and interstate registration requirements for commercial transportation, trip permits, insurance requirements, and hours of service.
- Pennsylvania: Closed all Driver License Centers for two weeks effective March 16 and extending expiration dates for vehicle registrations.
- Prince Edward Island: Extending vehicle registration expiration dates by 60 days, up to June 1. The Prince Edward Island’s IRP office will also be closed until March 30.
- Texas: Temporarily waiving registration and licensing requirements, normal weight and width restriction, and hours of service until April 12.
- Utah: The Tax Commission building and most Utah DMV offices are closed. Utah also suspended IRP registration requirements until further notice. Law enforcement personnel are also requested to refrain from taking action against registrants with expired Utah registrations.
- Virginia: Temporarily waiving normal weight and width restrictions until April 12. Vehicle registrations due to expire on or before May 15, 2020, will be extended 60 days. Virginia is also asking that law enforcement agencies refrain from taking action against apportioned license plates expiring in March and April 2020. Effective March 17, the Department of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed for 14 days.
- Washington: Temporarily waiving IRP, IFTA, three-day trip, and special fuel permit requirements.
- West Virginia: Extending the validity period for vehicle registrations due to expire on or before May 15, 2020, for 90 days.
- Wisconsin: May issue permits for the transportation of inventory to supply grocery retailers.
This article was written by David Lubach of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.