Virginia IRP & IFTA (VA Trip & Fuel)

State Pricing for Trip and Fuel Permits

The Virginia DMV offers 10 day trip permits authorizing travel in Virginia for any vehicle that is subject to the International Registration Plan (IRP) or the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) but is not registered under these programs.


Virginia 10-Day International Registration Plan (IRP)

$54.50 for Virginia trip permit (plus service fees if you apply through a permit service).

Virginia 10-Day Motor Fuel Road Tax (IFTA)

$59.50 for Virginia trip permit (plus service fees if you apply through a permit service).

Virginia 10-Day Combined IRP/Motor Fuel Road Tax (IRP/IFTA)

$74.50 for combination Virginia IRP and IFTA trip permit (plus service fees if you apply through a permit service).

Common Questions

If I have an IRP license plate do I also need to apply for IFTA?

You must also register for IFTA and file motor fuel road tax reports on a quarterly basis for the vehicles within your fleet if:

  • have two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds; OR
  • have three or more axles regardless of weight; OR
  • are used in combination, when the combined weight is more than 26,000 pounds gross or registered gross vehicle weight at any time.

My vehicle weight is less than 26,001 pounds and I deliver to several locations within another jurisdiction, do I need IRP plates?

You will be required to get IRP plates or a temporary trip permit for the other jurisdictions if you are doing intrastate movement within another jurisdiction regardless of the weight of your vehicle. Intrastate movement means operation point to point within a jurisdiction.


Penalties can range from $100 to $500. Are you planning to do business in, or travel through Virginia? If you have a vehicle registered outside the state of Virginia, regulations state that temporary trip (IFTA) and fuel-use permits must be purchased before you enter the state or else you will 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 fuel and 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. You can also buy trip permits online using the same quick and easy method.


Instant Permits provides a fast and easy way to obtain your Trip and Fuel 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

Virginia Permit Example

Required Information for Obtaining an Instant Permit

By Virginia state law, both company and vehicle information are required to obtain an instant trip and/or fuel permit.


  • Carrier Name

  • Address

  • City

  • State

  • Zip

  • Carrier Fax Number


  • VIN

  • Make

  • Unit #

  • Year

  • License #

  • State of Issuance

  • License Expiration Date