Prorate Services (IRP)

Prorate Services

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a reciprocity agreement between the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada that recognizes the registration of commercial motor vehicles issued by other jurisdictions.

A Carrier who holds a Federal SFC has two choices when traveling outside Alberta.

  • They can either buy a Trip Permit for each jurisdiction each time they travel or
  • They can prorate their units.

**Carriers who hold a Provincial Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) cannot travel outside of Alberta.  A Carrier who wishes to operate outside Alberta must obtain a Federal SFC**

Prorate allows the carrier to pay registration fees to Alberta for jurisdictions they wish to travel into. Alberta Registry collects the fees at the time of registration and then sends applicable fees to the other jurisdictions.

Prorating a unit is generally a less expensive way to pay the fees if the carrier leaves the Province quite frequently as trip permits can become very expensive and time consuming for the carrier.

Fees are calculated annually using the percentage of total distance travelled within each IRP jurisdiction according to that jurisdiction’s fee schedule. Fees cannot be paid quarterly, and are based on the number of months remaining in the registration year.

Prorate services include:

  • fleet renewal
  • add or delete vehicle from fleet
  • transfer vehicle
  • amend vehicle information
  • change fleet details
  • replace licence plate
  • replace cab card
  • Registration expiration dates are staggered.

Once the pro rate is registered you then take the fee notice to a Registry Agent office for processing.

The carrier will receive a CAB card along with their registration when they are prorated that allow them to travel through all IRP member jurisdictions.

Travis Permits

Clients who operate units that have special conditions may need to apply for special permits. Permits such as overweight, over dimension, TAC, trip permits into other jurisdictions for
non-prorated units, log-haul etc. can all be obtained to operate safely in Alberta.

How we help

Our office can set up a new prorate and submit the forms to obtain a proper fee notice. We can also do renewals and additions or deletions of units. Once the forms are submitted, we provide the fee notice for the carrier to take to the registry office to service.

Clients who wish to purchase special permits can contact our office to assist them.