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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety


IFTA Fees and Filing Dates:

Fee Amount
Annual Fuel License Fee $28.00
Annual Filing Fee $11.00
Per decal fee $2.50
Reporting Quarter​ Filing Due Date
January 1 through March 31 April 30
April 1 through June 30 July 31
July 1 through September 30 October 31
October 1 through December 31 January 31






What vehicles qualify for IFTA?

Vehicles traveling in two or more member jurisdictions that are used, designed, or maintained for the transportation of persons and property and have one of the following three power units qualify for IFTA: 

  •  Power unit has two axles and a gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 lbs.
  • ·Power unit has three or more axles, regardless of weight.
  • ​ Power unit is used in combination when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight.​

What are the benefits of IRP registration?

IRP registration provides apportioned or pro-rated fees for commercial vehicles operating in two or more jurisdictions.

Full annual fees, normally paid to each jurisdiction where the registrant (carrier) operates, are assessed based on the percentage of highway mileage traveled in each jurisdiction. For example, if an interstate vehicle, or fleet of vehicles, operates 50 percent of its total mileage in Minnesota and 50 percent of its total mileage in Wisconsin, that vehicle/fleet is assessed 50 percent of the fees that would otherwise be due in each state.

Vehicles registered in this manner are issued registration plate(s) and a cab card by their base jurisdiction only. The cab card identifies all the jurisdictions in which the registered vehicles are qualified for operation and the declared registered operating weight (combined gross weight) of each jurisdiction.

The fees for all of the jurisdictions where the vehicle or fleet is operated are collected by the registrant’s base jurisdiction and paid to the foreign jurisdictions using the IRP Clearinghouse.

How Is the IRP base jurisdiction defined?

The base jurisdiction means the jurisdiction where the registrant has an “established place of business.” It must be a physical location from which mileage is accrued by the fleet and where operational records of the fleet are maintained or can be made available for inspection.

What Vehicles Qualify for IRP Registration?

Any vehicle that meets the Minnesota Statutory definition of commercial vehicle (169.011 Subd. 16), and travels in Minnesota and at least one other jurisdiction, may be registered under the IRP.

Most Minnesota-based commercial vehicles operating at a gross or combined gross weight (G/CGW) weight of 26,001 lbs. or more must have IRP registration or alternative commercial trip permits from the appropriate foreign jurisdictions when operating outside Minnesota. Vehicles weighing 26,000 lbs. or less and operating strictly on interstate may be exempt from IRP or temporary commercial trip permit under reciprocal agreements.

Regardless of your vehicle's gross or combined gross operating weight and your operational patterns, you should always contact the foreign jurisdiction in which you plan to travel if you choose not to file for IRP.

How are IRP Registration Fees Calculated?

Registration fees are calculated by taking the percentage of distance per jurisdiction driven multiplied by the full year registration fee for that jurisdiction. Here is an example:

Jurisdiction Mileage % of Total Full Year Fee Apportioned Fee (full year fee multiplied by mileage percentage)
Minnesota 20,000 20% $1,760 $352.00
Wisconsin 20,000 20% $2,578 $515.60
Illinois 20,000 20% $3,191 $638.20
Iowa 20,000 20% $1,695 $339.00
South Dakota 20,000 20% $1,457 $291.40
Total 100,000 100% $10,681 $2,136.20