What documents do I need to open an IRP account?
- A valid Michigan Driver's license or Identification card;
- Proof of residency – 3 documents establishing Michigan residency (examples include but are not limited to rental agreement, utility bills, property taxes, income tax, bank statement, checks). Accounts being opened in a business name must provide documents in the business name showing the business address;
- Articles of Incorporation or organization, or DBA papers if the account is being opened in a business name;
- IRP Schedule A/C and B Applications, completed and signed (unless the account is being opened online);
- Proof of Michigan no-fault insurance;
- Proof that Heavy Vehicle Use Tax has been paid on all vehicles owned more than 60 days and operating at over 55,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight. Contact the IRP Office for information regarding what documents are accepted for proof of payment;
- Proof of ownership. Acceptable types of proof include:
- the vehicle title, or
- a copy of the title showing the IRP applicant as the owner on the front of the title, or
- a title application processed by a Secretary of State Branch office. If the title has been assigned to you by the owner shown on the face of the title, you must first apply for a title in your name at any Secretary of State branch office;
Note: If the vehicle is titled out-of-state, please provide a copy of both the front and back of the title. If the vehicle is titled in Canada, you must provide a CBP 7501 form.
- Lease Agreement – if registrant and titled vehicle owner are not one in the same, or if insurance is in a name other than the titled vehicle owner.
- Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety Lease – if the registrant leases their vehicle to an interstate motor carrier who is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle.
- The IRP Office reserves the right to ask for additional documentation.
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