Sign Up to Receive Electronic Notifications for Driver License and Motor Vehicle Renewal Transactions

If you have registered and titled your vehicle, you will have to renew the permit every two years. However, it’s not always that easy to remember the due date and manage to undergo the processes on time.
For that very reason, the MO DMV has designed a special Electronic Notifications service to remind you of deadlines. All you need is to visit the Missouri Department of Revenue website, sign in and choose the option of receiving reminders.
In the future, in case of any DOR-related renewal information, you will receive a notice either via mail or an SMS. The reminders include the following permits:
  • Driver Licensing
  • Nondriver Licensing
  • Instruction Permit Renewal
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Permanent Disabled Placard
  • Boat Renewal
This doesn’t mean you won’t get the shipped notices. Till the end of 2023, all the residents will get their notifications also via mail. You may attach only one car or motorcycle to a number or an email.
Note that you have to confirm your consent to receive the alerts.

Renewal Process

As a matter of fact, each vehicle’s registration should be renewed once every two years. To renew your DLs, tags, registration, and titles you have to submit an application form. The MO DMV accepts online, in person, and via mail requests.
On the day of submitting the form, you are to have the following documents ready:
  • The notice you’ve got beforehand
  • Filled in and signed out 184 Form
  • Insurance certificate
  • Certificates of safety inspection and emission testing
  • Personal property tax verification
  • Applicable fees’ cheques
In case you don’t manage to update your documents on time, you may face a $5 penalty.
Generally, you may apply and update your papers about six months before the due day. There are four simple ways to complete the update:
First of all, you can call 573-751-1957 to check whether you are able to renew your license over the phone. Take into account, that this service is only available on working days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Secondly, you have the Online option. It is accessible only to car owners who have special Personal Identification Numbers on their cars or motorcycles.
In case none of these options work for you, you can either mail the papers or visit the nearest office.

The mailing address is:

Motor Vehicle Bureau
301 West High Street Room 370
Jefferson City, MO 65101

New Resident Registration

Keep in mind that any certificates provided must be valid. The certificates for safety inspection and emission testing records must be no more than 10 days old.

Grace Period

As it’s not always easy to undergo the process on time, the Department of Motor Vehicles has approved the extension program.
For now, all the drivers that haven’t managed to update their licenses on time are allowed to use the grace period. It lasts up to 60 days. Police won’t penalize you.
However, if you take advantage and drive for more than two months, you may face fines. And, if the permit has expired about six months ago and you still drive, your car can be impounded.