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The Motor Carrier Services (MCS) department is a specialized business unit within the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) providing support to motor carrier companies in Indiana and beyond.

MCS manages the International Fuel Tax Agreement, International Registration Plan, oversize/overweight vehicle permitting, Unified Carrier Registration and the issuing of USDOT numbers.

DOR's MCS is recognized as the nation's premier provider - public or private - of services to the motor carrier industry, serving nearly 25% of all trucks and trailers on the roads in the United States. DOR accomplished this by utilizing custom-built systems for online transactions and employing a unique "one-stop-shop" location with over 85 professionals dedicated to assisting customers.

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Customer Service

All DOR offices are open by appointment.

You must have an appointment to open a new IRP or IFTA account.

Make your appointment online or by calling 317-615-7200, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST. Appointments, including those for service providers, are limited to one person or one account per scheduled appointment.

Most motor carrier-related transactions can be completed online. Customers are encouraged to visit the MCS customer service center only for transactions that cannot be efficiently performed via telephone or online such as:

  • Payments for transactions that could not be made over the telephone or online; and
  • Picking up plates and decals that cannot otherwise be mailed.

Service kiosks located within the Motor Carrier Service (MCS) customer service center are unavailable.

Click here for directions and additional information, including safety guidelines.

MCS Customer Feedback

MCS Online Services

Customers can perform almost all motor carrier transactions online safely and quickly. Register for an account today! Our staff is happy to help you walk through online transactions over the phone. Please contact the appropriate MCS team for assistance.

Online Services

MCS Contact Information Other DOR Contact Information Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Special Permits

Electronic Logging Device:

The congressionally mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule makes tracking, managing and sharing driving records with law enforcement more straightforward and faster. Howerver, most ELDs fall short when it comes to paying and documenting fuel taxes and IRP. See DOR's guidance on ELDs and audit tips to help ensure you keep accurate records.

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Businesses with commercial vehicles can easily renew plates with our streamlined process.

Businesses operating motor vehicles over 26,001 pounds in the state of Indiana must file a fuel tax return.

Registered carriers may obtain one plate and registration cab card to travel in multiple states at specific weights.

Obtain an oversize and/or overweight vehicle permit before traveling on Indiana roads.

Commercial motor vehicles may apply for USDOT numbers and file for UCR.

MCS Carrier Connect



MCS Carrier Connect is the Indiana Department of Revenue's (DOR) Motor Carrier Services department's quarterly e-newsletter. Subscribe today!
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Notices

IRP System Upgrade Information

A new IRP system update will go live on or after Oct. 18. Customers will need to acknowledge that any data contained in the transaction summary, including all vehicle information, is accurate. A check box for the acknowledgement will appear on the pre-billing summary page. This box must be checked before a bill can be generated.

MCS encourages customers to include enough time to review the transaction summary thoroughly when planning to renew or perform other IRP transactions.

If you have questions please call (317) 615-7340 or email IndianaIRP@dor.in.gov.

2021 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Now Open

Carriers, leasing companies, brokers and freight forwarders are required to pay UCR fees annually. Registration for the 2021 UCR registration year opened on Oct. 1. Fees remained the same as they were for 2020 and can be found on UCR's webpage.

You may register and pay online at www.ucr.gov using Google Chrome.

Bulk Milk Transports 

In June 2020, INDOT waived holiday travel restrictions for permitted overweight bulk milk transports weighing up to 154,000 lbs. GVW only. This includes vehicles permitted with single-trip overweight permits and those with annual bulk milk permits. For more information, call Motor Carrier Services at (317) 615-7320 or email IndianaOSW@dor.in.gov.

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