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California Trip And Fuel Permit - IRP and IFTA permits for California

California Fuel Trip Permit Information

California Fuel Trip (CFT) permits allow out-of-state registered owners to enter and travel into California for 4 consecutive days without obtaining a license for fuel tax purposes. This permit also allows California registered carriers to reenter California after traveling out of state if they are unlicensed for fuel tax purposes. The CFT must be obtained and completed prior to entering the state.

CFT(s) may be purchased through the following agencies:

  • California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Qualified Motor Vehicle:

  1. has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms,
  2. has three or more axles regardless of weight when used in combination (for example, a tractor-trailer combination), 
  3. has a combined weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle weight.

The fee is $30,00 for each California Fuel Trip Permit.

Commercial Trip Permit

A Commercial Trip Permit may be purchased for a commercial vehicle meeting the registration requirements of a state with which California has a vehicle licensing reciprocity agreement, if it will be operated in such a way as to otherwise require California registration. 

Commercial Trip Permit(s) may be purchased at the California Department of Motor Vehicles field offices, or at participating truck stops.

The Commercial Trip Permit is valid for four consecutive days, starting on the day of first use and three consecutive days thereafter.

The cost of the Commercial Trip Permit is $45.00 each.

Commercial Trip Permit(s) may be purchased at California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) field offices, or at participating truck stops. 

Bulk Commercial Trip Permits can be purchased from DMV Headquarters in Sacramento by sending your request and payment to the below address: 

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

REGISTRATION OPERATIONS DIVISION

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN SECTION

P.O. BOX 932320, MS H160

Source of information: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/reg41

https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/taxes-and-fees/CA-Fuel-Trip-Permit.htm

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