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Licensing: How do I apply for an IFTA license and decals?

STOP!! If you do not travel outside of Michigan, you do not need an IFTA license.

If you operate a “qualified motor vehicle” interstate you will need to complete an online application to receive your IFTA license and decals.

  • Licensees who were not licensed in the previous year will file a new IFTA application electronically through the IFTA IPC online application portal.
  • A renewal license can be completed on your existing IFTA IPC account.

There is no fee for an IFTA license and decals. Inaccurate information may result in lengthy delays in processing your application. Please review your application for accuracy prior to submission. Retain the e-mail confirming submission of your application for reference.

Once a new application is approved, you’ll immediately receive an e-mail indicating your approval. The license and decals will then be mailed via USPS to the mailing address on the application within 1-2 business days. Included with the license and decals will be instructions for accessing your IFTA IPC account as well as commonly used Michigan IFTA forms. It is advised you keep record of the decal numbers (sequence) you received prior to applying them to the vehicle(s).

A renewal license that is filed in the IFTA IPC will automatically produce a decal order which will be completed and mailed via USPS the following business day. The IFTA license is immediately available for printing at the time you file your renewal.