r Application for License completed and signed by the applicant.
r Appropriate registration and processing fees posted at
r Proof of ownership (a copy of the registration receipt, title, or
copy of title). If no title number, record office number and title
application date in appropriate box.
r Vehicle safety inspection (if required) NOT more than 60 days
old or 90 days old if newly purchased from a Missouri dealer
and the safety inspection provided by the Missouri dealer was
completed within 60 days prior to the purchase date. A safety
inspection is NOT required for all trailers, ATVs, or new motor
vehicles (not previously titled).
r Vehicle emissions inspection (if required) not more than 60 days
old must be submitted by residents in the city of St. Louis and
the following counties: Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St.
Louis. Applies only to certain passenger vehicles and trucks
with a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less.
r Paid personal property tax receipt or a statement of non-
assessment from the county (or city of St. Louis) in which you
resided on January 1st of the previous year. The property tax
receipt or statement of non-assessment must be in the owner’s
name. One receipt must be presented for the previous year to
renew a one-year registration and two receipts must be
presented for the last two years to renew a two-year registration.
r Insurance card or other acceptable proof of financial responsibility.
Note: Vehicle safety inspection, vehicle emissions inspection, paid
personal property tax receipt or statement of non-assessment, and
insurance card are not required when applying for an ATV decal.
Note: See http://dor.mo.gov/motorv/help.php for vehicles that are
exempt from safety and or emissions inspection.
Checks or money orders may be accepted as payment. Make the check or money order payable to: Missouri Department of Revenue. The
check must be preprinted with the check writer’s name and address, bank code, and account number. It must also include the following
information regarding the check writer:
1. Driver license or non-driver license number;
2. Date of birth; and
3. Daytime phone number.
Do not send cash when applying by mail.
The Missouri Department of Revenue may electronically resubmit checks returned for insufficient or uncollected funds. Other restrictions may
Please follow the order of the instructions provided below, beginning
with Type of Registration when completing the application. If there
is no instruction for a particular field, simply provide the information
requested, such as Owner’s Name and Address. Please write legibly.
1. Registration Process — Check the appropriate block.
2. Year, Make, Vehicle Identification Number, Title Number, and
Body Style — Record in the designated areas. If you hand write
the application, record only one character in each block within the
Vehicle Identification Number.
3. Fuel — Enter the appropriate code.
4. Kind of Vehicle (KOV), Horsepower (HP), Zone, and Gross
Weight or Seating Capacity — Record the correct code.
For passenger vehicles provide the taxable horsepower. For
trucks, enter the appropriate zone of operation and the truck’s
licensed gross weight or seating capacity.
5. Mileage — Record the odometer reading from the vehicle
inspection, when applicable.
6. Purchase date — Record the date vehicle was purchased.
7. License Plate Number — Record current license plate on vehicle,
8. Expiration Month and Year — Record the month and year that
the current license plates expire.
. License Transfer or Replace Information — Year, Make, Vehicle
Identification Number, Title Number, Taxable Horsepower —
Record the information from the previous vehicle in the
10. $1 Blind Fund, $1 Organ Fund, and WWI Memorial Trust Fund —
Check appropriate block(s) if you wish to donate to the fund(s).
11. Signature — One owner must sign the application for license.
All incorrect or incomplete applications will be rejected.
Submit the required items and fees to your local contract office or
mail to: Motor Vehicle Bureau, P.O. Box 2046, Jefferson City, MO
Direct inquiries to (573) 526-3669 or visit our website at:
Remember to sign the application and submit proof of ownership,
appropriate inspection(s), paid personal property tax receipt(s), proof
of insurance, registration fees, and applicable processing fees.
Completing the License Application
A $5 penalty fee will be assessed for failing to renew a license plate within the month of expiration. (Does not apply to trailers and trucks
licensed in excess of 12,000 lbs.) An $8.50 penalty fee will be assessed for failing to transfer or renew multi-year license plates.
Form 184 (Revised 08-2019)
Mail to: Motor Vehicle Bureau
P.O. Box 2046 Phone: (573) 526-3669
Jefferson City, MO 65105-2046 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information.
Note: License Ofce notary service - $2.00