LAWS AND REGULATIONS ENFORCED CONCURRENTLY WITH OTHER AGENCIES
Vehicle Registration and LicensingIf a vehicle has plates apportioned for Louisiana, that vehicle will be allowed to operate both Interstate and Intrastate in Louisiana. If a Louisiana vehicle has Louisiana apportioned plates, that vehicle may travel to other states which are members of the International Registration Plan (IRP) and operate both Interstate and Intrastate in those states for which the vehicle is apportioned.
The owner of any motor vehicle having three (3) or more axles or any vehicle which alone or in combination weighs more than 26,000 when loaded may purchase apportioned plates if the owner’s home state is a member of the International Registration Plan (IRP). Two (2)-axle motor vehicles or vehicles which alone or in combination weigh 26,000 pounds or less when loaded may be proportionally registered at the option of the owner.
Present International Registration Plan (IRP) members:
1. All continental United States (excludes Hawaii and Alaska)
2. District of Columbia
3. Canadian Provinces/Territories of: Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, Manitoba, New Brunswick, New Foundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
The original cab card must accompany the vehicle for which it was issued at all times. If the card is defaced or used in any vehicle except the one described on it, it is considered void.
Vehicles with plates apportioned for Louisiana cannot exceed the licensed weight for Louisiana shown on the cab card.