This branch of the Division of Motor Vehicles oversees credential issuance and revenue collection from the commercial trucking industry.

The Motor Carrier Services Section administers West Virginia‚Äôs participation in two multijurisdictional revenue and credential reciprocity compacts: the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and the International Registration Plan (IRP).  IFTA administers credentialing for commercial fuel taxes.  IRP regulates commercial vehicle registration.

The two compacts spearhead a technology-driven effort to simplify legal compliance procedures for the trucking industry and bring maximum economic efficiency to interstate and US-Canadian commerce.  IRP and IFTA enable US and Canadian commercial motor carriers to operate throughout most of North America with tax and registration credentials issued by their home jurisdictions.

The compacts require all vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) or having three or more axles to register their vehicles and pay their fees in their home jurisdictions.

10 Canadian provinces and all of the states of the continental US recognize IRP credentials. IFTA credentials are valid for travel in all of Canada and the continental US.

The Motor Carrier Services Section also serves as the lead agency for the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems Network (CVISN) and other Intelligent Transportation Systems/Commercial Vehicle Operations (ITS/CVO) initiatives directed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  CVISN and ITS/CVO initiatives are focused on streamlining government regulatory processes by consolidation of functions and electronic data exchanges.

Other Operations:

  • Collection of apportioned ad valorem fees for WV counties
  • Advice and training for law enforcement personnel and others concerning policies, regulations, and statutes pertaining to commercial vehicles
  • Processing and issuance of fuel tax decals

New IRP Registrants click here for a NEW Account Packet.

For a link to the IRP Audit Procedures Manual, click here.

For a link to the Commercial Vehicle Manual, click here.

Location, Contact Numbers & Hours

Across from the Kanawha City Regional Office in The Shops at Kanawha

PO Box 17900
Charleston, WV 25317

Phone | 304-926-0799
Fax | 304-926-0797

Monday - Friday  from  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(2 pm Cut-off for New Account Opening)