Whereas some States have a separate motor vehicle division,
Missouri’s Department of Revenue handles all motor vehicle and driver
related tasks and issues.
Established in 1945, Missouri’s Department of Revenue (DOR) was created
to serve as the collection agency for all State revenue such as
registration fees, licensing fees and taxes, and the department is
responsible for all testing, assessment and maintenance of the rules
that govern such tasks.
In conjunction with the Missouri DOR functions the Missouri Department
of Transportation. MoDot’s primary revenue is generated from fuel
tax, licenses, fees and one-half of all motor vehicle sales
With the advent of technology, the Missouri DOR is working to bring a
more accessible, user friendly system to the state population.
This will include better customer service and electronic forms that
will help to expedite the handling of all requests through the DOR
The Missouri DOR has delegated specific tasks within 2 separate
departments: the Motor Vehicle Bureau and the Driver Licensing
The Motor Vehicle Bureau is responsible for the collection of all
titling and registration fees, as well as for the issuance of specialty
license plates and disability placards. The Motor Vehicle Bureau
is also responsible for monitoring the licensure of car dealers and
dealerships in the State of Missouri.
The Driver Licensing Division is responsible for handling all issues
that pertain to Missouri State law in relation to traffic and driver
safety. These responsibilities include but are not limited to
driving records and points, traffic tickets, alcohol-related issues,
issuance and suspension of driving privileges, examinations, drivers
education and more.