SECTION .0400 ‑ INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN
19A NCAC 03E .0401 GENERAL INFORMATION
(a) Apportionable vehicles used or intended for use in two or more jurisdictions that allocate or proportionally register vehicles for the transportation of persons or property, unless excepted by this Section, are required to be registered in accordance with the provisions of the International Registration Plan. "Apportionable vehicle" as used in this Section means any vehicle, except recreational vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, city pick up and delivery vehicles, buses used in transportation of chartered parties, and government‑owned vehicles, used, or intended for use, in two or more member jurisdictions that allocate or proportionally register vehicles and is used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property and:
(1) is a power unit having two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds; or
(2) is a power unit having three or more axles regardless of weight; or
(3) is used in combination when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
(b) Vehicles, or combinations thereof, having a gross vehicles weight of 26,000 pounds or less and two‑axle vehicles and buses used in transportation of chartered parties may be proportionally registered at the option of the registrant.
(c) The Raleigh and Charlotte Offices of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles shall register vehicles under the International Registration Plan. Registrants or other interested persons may obtain the International Registration Plan manual and the application schedule forms from:
(1) North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
1425 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610; or
(2) North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
6016 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216.
(d) The principles for implementation of this registration reciprocity agreement among states of the United States and provinces of Canada are found in the most recent publication of the International Registration Plan Policies and Procedures Manual, the Uniform Operation Audit Procedures Guidelines and the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles International Registration Plan Manual.
(e) The appropriate forms for the International Registration Plan and rental vehicles may be obtained from the International Registration Plan Section (IRP) of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Raleigh, North Carolina.
History Note: Authority G.S. 20‑86.1; 20‑91;
Eff. July 1, 1983;
Amended Eff. April 30, 1997; December 1, 1993; November 1, 1991.