Temporary Permits

Temporary non-resident commercial vehicle permits are available as an alternative to IRP registration. Permits are valid for interstate or intrastate operation.

4 Day Non-Resident Temporary Permits

Permits cost $45 and are valid for 4 consecutive days (the day of first use plus 3 consecutive days thereafter). Additional permits may be used for continuous operation longer than 4 days.

To purchase the permits in bulk, send a written request and a check or money order for the total amount due for the number of permits desired to:

    Department of Motor Vehicles,
    International Registration Plan (IRP) Section,
    PO BOX 932320, MS H160,
    Sacramento, CA 94232-3200.

The permits may also be purchased through:


90 Day Non-Resident Temporary Permits

A 90 day Non-Resident Commercial Permit may be obtained for temporary operation of any commercial motorized vehicle that is properly licensed only for intrastate registration in any IRP jurisdiction or registered IRP in a foreign IRP jurisdiction but not qualified for California operation. These 90 day permits may only be obtained at an office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Before entering the state, you must obtain a 4 day trip permit and then be registered under the 90 day permit. A copy of the current valid nonresident registration certificate must be presented with the permit application. If the vehicle is powered by a fuel other than gasoline, a use fuel tax permit number must be reported if one has been issued. Fees for the 90 day permit are assessed at the rate of one quarter of the full twelve month California fees.

Use Fuel/Use TaxTrip Permit

Use Fuel/Use TaxTrip Permits may be used in lieu of an International Fuel Tax Account (IFTA) and is valid for 4 days (the day of first use, and three consecutive days thereafter) for vehicles powered by a fuel other than gasoline are available at a cost of $30. The permit is sold blank and may be purchased in bulk.

To purchase the permits in bulk, send a written request and a check or money order for the total amount due for the number of permits desired to:

    Department of Motor Vehicles,
    International Registration Plan (IRP) Section,
    PO BOX 932320, MS H160,
    Sacramento, CA 94232-3200,

More information can be found at
www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/trucks/registration.html .




Permits

All permits must be purchased prior to entering the state. For vehicles that are not registered under IRP or IFTA, additional permits may be necessary before entering another jurisdiction.

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Oversize / Overweight Permits

The Transportation Permits Branch is responsible for the administration of the Transportation Permit program through the uniform issuance of Transportation Permits.


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