Apply for an IRP registration

Many of the requirements to register a vehicle under the International Registration Plan are the same requirements to register other vehicles in NYS.

See these Register (and title) a vehicle or trailer pages for more information about

  • proof of ownership (normally a certificate of title in your name or a "Title Only IRP receipt" issued by a local DMV office)
  • proof of insurance
  • proof of identity and date of birth
  • other standard registration requirements


Read the IRP Manual (IRP-8) and Application Booklet for The International Registration Plan (IRP-16) carefully before you apply for IRP registrations.

Apply by mail

You can mail your application to the International Registration Bureau (IRB).

If you are using the United States Postal Service use this address 

International Registration Bureau
PO Box 2850 ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0850


If you use an express mail service or other method, use this address 

International Registration Bureau
NYSDMV
Room 136
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228

 

Apply at the Customer Service Counter in Albany

You can bring your application to the 

Customer Service Counter
Room 136
Swan Street Building
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228

The  Customer Service Counter is open 8:00am to 3:45pm, Monday through Friday, except state holidays.

Completed applications must be submitted by 3:30 p.m. to be processed the same day. 



What are the fees for IRP apportioned registrations?


The DMV International Registration Bureau (IRB) cannot calculate IRP registration fees until an application is processed. The fees depend on the methods used by each jurisdiction where the vehicle will operate.

Do it by phone

You can't apply for an IRP registration by phone.

You can call the IRB with questions at  

1-518-473-5834

Do it by mail

You can apply for an IRP registration by mail. See the IRP mailing address on this page.

Do it at the DMV

You can bring your application to the Customer Service Counter in Albany

Customer Service Counter
Room 136
Swan Street Building
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228

 

The office is open from 8:00am to 3:45pm, Monday through Friday, except state holidays.

You can't apply for an IRP registration at a DMV local office.

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.