Secretary of State
The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a program for licensing commercial vehicles in interstate operations among member jurisdictions. All of North America is included in the IRP, except for Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and the Canadian Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Michigan IRP customers can access their IRP account online through CARS e-Services to process original IRP account applications, renewals, add vehicles, increase weights, transfer plates, and request credential replacements.
CARS e-Services allows IRP customers to print temporary authority (TA) permits for applications processed online once payment has been received. The temporary authority permits are valid for 30 days.
CARS e-Services accepts payments via electronic check (e-check) and by Discover, Master Card and Visa debit or credit card. Payments can also be made by mail or in person at the Lansing IRP office. After payment and required documents are received, the IRP office will mail your credentials (cab cards and plates, if needed) to your Michigan physical address.
HOW DO I USE CARS e-Services?
To start using CARS e-Services, you must first create a MiLogin user account and have an established Michigan IRP account. If you do not have an established Michigan IRP account, you may submit an original application through CARS e-Services after creating your MiLogin user account.
Click here to create your MiLogin user account.
Once your MiLogin user account is created, you will receive an email or text message, depending on the option you selected when creating your user account, with a security token that you must enter in CARS e-Services in order to link your MiLogin user account to your IRP account.
Log-in information should not be shared. Each person who processes transactions for an IRP account must have their own MiLogin account.
How to Establish an IRP Account
IRP accounts can be established in person at the Lansing IRP office or online through CARS e-Services. You must establish your MiLogin user account prior to applying for an IRP account online. If an account is being opened in person in a business name, the owner of the business must be present.
To establish an IRP account:
Michigan IRP reserves the right to ask for additional documentation.
If you have any questions about creating a MiLogin user account or applying for an IRP account, please contact the IRP Office via telephone at 517-335-6119 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org during the following office hours (except on state holidays):
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
During inclement weather, please check Michigan.gov or call the IRP Office for updates regarding office closures.
Same-day service is available for most transactions received by 3:00 p.m., with these exceptions:
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