What Does Missouri’s DOR Do?

The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division (WPD) handles boater licensing and education.

When you move to Missouri, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Depending on its age, your vehicle may also need to undergo a safety inspection prior to registration. If you live in a qualifying county, you may also be required to complete an emissions inspection.

The DOR also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Missouri are not required to get a MO license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Missouri DOR offers several online services, including:

  • Electronic renewal reminder sign-up
  • Reinstatement fee payment
  • Registration renewal
  • Personalized plate reservations
  • Sales tax calculator
  • Motor vehicle records
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Missouri Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The MO DOR also partners with third-party servicers and other agencies for tasks like title and tag services, vehicle inspections, driver education, and motorcycle training and testing. The Missouri Highway Patrol conducts driver examinations throughout the state.

Contact Information

Department of Revenue

Harry S Truman State Office Building

301 West High Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101


  • Driver licensing: (573) 526-2407
  • Motor vehicles: (573) 526-3669

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