Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles

The Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles oversees driver licensing, vehicle registrations, safety inspections, and titling in the state of Missouri. Here is an overview of key services:


The MO DOR provides forms for license and registration needs, including:

  • Driver License Application (DOR-5881)
  • Vehicle Registration Application (DOR-108)
  • Affidavit for Replacement Title (DOR-181)
  • Change of Address Notification (DOR-4088)

Download official MO DMV forms from dor.mo.gov for accuracy.

Registration Renewal Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles

Missouri registrations must be renewed every 1 or 2 years. Renewal notices are mailed out approximately 6 weeks prior to expiration.

You can renew your registration online, by mail, at license offices, or authorized local businesses. Have your renewal notice, insurance, and mileage handy.

Appointment Scheduling

The MO DMV offers appointments for select services like driving tests, written exams, and license upgrades at certain locations.

Book appointments online in advance to save time. Verify what documents to bring to your scheduled appointment.

Driver Exam Stations

There are over 180 license office locations in MO that conduct knowledge and road skills tests. Study the driver guide and take practice tests.

Bring proper ID, glasses if required, and your completed application. Both exams are administered on a walk-in basis.

2024 Missouri Driver’s Manual

The 2024 Missouri Driver Guide covers laws, road signs, safe driving practices, and licensing info.

Read the entire guide before taking your permit test. Review sections on signals, lane changes, right-of-way, and traffic signs before your road test.

License Renewal Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles

MO driver’s licenses are valid for 6 years and expire on your birthday. Renewal notices are mailed out approximately 60 days prior to expiration.

Licenses can be renewed up to 6 months before expiration online, by mail, or in-person. Updated identity documents are required.

License Plates

All vehicles registered in Missouri must display current plates on both the front and rear of the vehicle. Standard plates have blue letters/numbers on a white background.

Obtain required MO plates by providing your title or registration and insurance docs to the DMV. Personalized plates cost extra fees.

Contact DMV

Find contact information for your local MO DMV office on their website. You can also call general inquiries at (573) 751-2730.

Office hours vary but are typically Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm. Many metro locations also open for limited Saturday hours.

5 Key Missouri DMV Questions

1. How do I transfer my out-of-state license to Missouri?

Apply for a MO license within 30 days of becoming a state resident. Bring your old license, proof of residency, and identity documents.

2. Does Missouri require emissions or smog testing?

Yes, vehicles registered in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties require emissions tests.

3. What’s the penalty for late registration renewal?

Registrations renewed after expiration incur a $25 late penalty, plus $2 for each month beyond the expiration date.

4. Can I hold both a MO driver’s license and ID card?

No, Missouri prohibits holding both a driver’s license and identification card simultaneously.

5. How much are replacement MO license plates?

It costs $7.50 to replace one lost, stolen or damaged Missouri plate. $15 to replace a set of two plates.