Illinois Permits

Do I Need a Trip Permit?

Required for carriers based elsewhere that do not have Illinois on their IRP cab card. Must have prior to entry into Illinois. Valid in Illinois only.

State Pricing for Trip Permits

Illinois 72 Hour Trip Permit - $48.95

Expiration Time - 72 hours

Coast2Coast and the State of Illinois do not provide refunds.

When is an IRP Permit Required?

  • Carrier operates in two or more jurisdictions.
  • The power unit licensing weight is 26,001 lbs., or higher.
  • The power unit has more than two axles regardless of licensed weight.
  • The power unit is used in combination and the said combination is 26,001 lbs. or higher.

Seventy two hour permits are vehicle specific. Permits are valid for 72 hours/3 days. Illinois currently allows the purchase of 3 IRP trip permits per vehicle before apportioned license (IRP) license must be purchased. No more than 3 trip permits may be issued per vehicle in any 12-month period.


Penalties can range from $100 to $500. You will also be required to purchase a trip permit and may be subject to seizure of your vehicle. If seizure of your vehicle occurs your vehicle will not be released until all money is paid to the state.

Instant Permits

Instant Permits offers you a safe, secure, and immediate way to obtain your temporary trip permits. All you need is access to the Internet and you can purchase your temporary permits online. Simply download and print your permit, or we can email or fax it to you.


Instant Permits provides a fast and easy way to obtain your trip permits. Not in your office? No problem, with Instant Permits you can get your permits sent where ever you need. Instant Permits also provides access to all of your past orders for record keeping.

Permit Sample

Illinois Permit Example

Required Information for Obtaining an Instant Permit

By state law, both company and vehicle information are required to obtain an instant permit.


  • Address

  • City

  • Company Name

  • State

  • Zip


  • Base State

  • License #

  • Make

  • Operator/Driver

  • Owner/Lessee

  • Unit #

  • VIN

  • Year

Contact us today if you would like further information, or if you need assistance.