Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 301
Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles

August 28, 2013




Rules, procedure.

301.002. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

(L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573 2, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3)



Rules, effective, when--rules invalid and void, when.

301.003. Any rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to this bill* shall become effective only as provided pursuant to chapter 536 including but not limited to section 536.028, if applicable, after July 1, 1997. All rulemaking authority delegated prior to July 1, 1997, is of no force and effect and repealed. The provisions of this section are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to section 536.028, if applicable, to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule or portion of a rule are held unconstitutional or invalid, the purported grant of rulemaking authority and any rule so proposed and contained in the order of rulemaking shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1997 H.B. 207 2)

Effective 7-1-97

*"This bill" (H.B. 207, 1997) contains numerous sections. Consult Disposition of Sections table for definitive listing.



Definitions.

301.010. As used in this chapter and sections 304.010 to 304.040, 304.120 to 304.260, and sections 307.010 to 307.175, the following terms mean:

(1) "All-terrain vehicle", any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of one thousand five hundred pounds or less, traveling on three, four or more nonhighway tires, with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, or with a seat designed to carry more than one person, and handlebars for steering control;

(2) "Automobile transporter", any vehicle combination designed and used specifically for the transport of assembled motor vehicles;

(3) "Axle load", the total load transmitted to the road by all wheels whose centers are included between two parallel transverse vertical planes forty inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle;

(4) "Boat transporter", any vehicle combination designed and used specifically to transport assembled boats and boat hulls;

(5) "Body shop", a business that repairs physical damage on motor vehicles that are not owned by the shop or its officers or employees by mending, straightening, replacing body parts, or painting;

(6) "Bus", a motor vehicle primarily for the transportation of a driver and eight or more passengers but not including shuttle buses;

(7) "Commercial motor vehicle", a motor vehicle designed or regularly used for carrying freight and merchandise, or more than eight passengers but not including vanpools or shuttle buses;

(8) "Cotton trailer", a trailer designed and used exclusively for transporting cotton at speeds less than forty miles per hour from field to field or from field to market and return;

(9) "Dealer", any person, firm, corporation, association, agent or subagent engaged in the sale or exchange of new, used or reconstructed motor vehicles or trailers;

(10) "Director" or "director of revenue", the director of the department of revenue;

(11) "Driveaway operation":

(a) The movement of a motor vehicle or trailer by any person or motor carrier other than a dealer over any public highway, under its own power singly, or in a fixed combination of two or more vehicles, for the purpose of delivery for sale or for delivery either before or after sale;

(b) The movement of any vehicle or vehicles, not owned by the transporter, constituting the commodity being transported, by a person engaged in the business of furnishing drivers and operators for the purpose of transporting vehicles in transit from one place to another by the driveaway or towaway methods; or

(c) The movement of a motor vehicle by any person who is lawfully engaged in the business of transporting or delivering vehicles that are not the person's own and vehicles of a type otherwise required to be registered, by the driveaway or towaway methods, from a point of manufacture, assembly or distribution or from the owner of the vehicles to a dealer or sales agent of a manufacturer or to any consignee designated by the shipper or consignor;

(12) "Dromedary", a box, deck, or plate mounted behind the cab and forward of the fifth wheel on the frame of the power unit of a truck tractor-semitrailer combination. A truck tractor equipped with a dromedary may carry part of a load when operating independently or in a combination with a semitrailer;

(13) "Farm tractor", a tractor used exclusively for agricultural purposes;

(14) "Fleet", any group of ten or more motor vehicles owned by the same owner;

(15) "Fleet vehicle", a motor vehicle which is included as part of a fleet;

(16) "Fullmount", a vehicle mounted completely on the frame of either the first or last vehicle in a saddlemount combination;

(17) "Gross weight", the weight of vehicle and/or vehicle combination without load, plus the weight of any load thereon;

(18) "Hail-damaged vehicle", any vehicle, the body of which has become dented as the result of the impact of hail;

(19) "Highway", any public thoroughfare for vehicles, including state roads, county roads and public streets, avenues, boulevards, parkways or alleys in any municipality;

(20) "Improved highway", a highway which has been paved with gravel, macadam, concrete, brick or asphalt, or surfaced in such a manner that it shall have a hard, smooth surface;

(21) "Intersecting highway", any highway which joins another, whether or not it crosses the same;

(22) "Junk vehicle", a vehicle which is incapable of operation or use upon the highways and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scrap, and shall not be titled or registered;

(23) "Kit vehicle", a motor vehicle assembled by a person other than a generally recognized manufacturer of motor vehicles by the use of a glider kit or replica purchased from an authorized manufacturer and accompanied by a manufacturer's statement of origin;

(24) "Land improvement contractors' commercial motor vehicle", any not-for-hire commercial motor vehicle the operation of which is confined to:

(a) An area that extends not more than a radius of one hundred miles from its home base of operations when transporting its owner's machinery, equipment, or auxiliary supplies to or from projects involving soil and water conservation, or to and from equipment dealers' maintenance facilities for maintenance purposes; or

(b) An area that extends not more than a radius of fifty miles from its home base of operations when transporting its owner's machinery, equipment, or auxiliary supplies to or from projects not involving soil and water conservation. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prevent any motor vehicle from being registered as a commercial motor vehicle or local commercial motor vehicle;

(25) "Local commercial motor vehicle", a commercial motor vehicle whose operations are confined solely to a municipality and that area extending not more than fifty miles therefrom, or a commercial motor vehicle whose property-carrying operations are confined solely to the transportation of property owned by any person who is the owner or operator of such vehicle to or from a farm owned by such person or under the person's control by virtue of a landlord and tenant lease; provided that any such property transported to any such farm is for use in the operation of such farm;

(26) "Local log truck", a commercial motor vehicle which is registered pursuant to this chapter to operate as a motor vehicle on the public highways of this state, used exclusively in this state, used to transport harvested forest products, operated solely at a forested site and in an area extending not more than a one hundred-mile radius from such site, carries a load with dimensions not in excess of twenty-five cubic yards per two axles with dual wheels, and when operated on the national system of interstate and defense highways described in Title 23, Section 103(e) of the United States Code, such vehicle shall not exceed the weight limits of section 304.180, does not have more than four axles, and does not pull a trailer which has more than two axles. Harvesting equipment which is used specifically for cutting, felling, trimming, delimbing, debarking, chipping, skidding, loading, unloading, and stacking may be transported on a local log truck. A local log truck may not exceed the limits required by law, however, if the truck does exceed such limits as determined by the inspecting officer, then notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, such truck shall be subject to the weight limits required by such sections as licensed for eighty thousand pounds;

(27) "Local log truck tractor", a commercial motor vehicle which is registered under this chapter to operate as a motor vehicle on the public highways of this state, used exclusively in this state, used to transport harvested forest products, operated solely at a forested site and in an area extending not more than a one hundred-mile radius from such site, operates with a weight not exceeding twenty-two thousand four hundred pounds on one axle or with a weight not exceeding forty-four thousand eight hundred pounds on any tandem axle, and when operated on the national system of interstate and defense highways described in Title 23, Section 103(e) of the United States Code, such vehicle does not exceed the weight limits contained in section 304.180, and does not have more than three axles and does not pull a trailer which has more than two axles. Violations of axle weight limitations shall be subject to the load limit penalty as described for in sections 304.180 to 304.220;

(28) "Local transit bus", a bus whose operations are confined wholly within a municipal corporation, or wholly within a municipal corporation and a commercial zone, as defined in section 390.020, adjacent thereto, forming a part of a public transportation system within such municipal corporation and such municipal corporation and adjacent commercial zone;

(29) "Log truck", a vehicle which is not a local log truck or local log truck tractor and is used exclusively to transport harvested forest products to and from forested sites which is registered pursuant to this chapter to operate as a motor vehicle on the public highways of this state for the transportation of harvested forest products;

(30) "Major component parts", the rear clip, cowl, frame, body, cab, front-end assembly, and front clip, as those terms are defined by the director of revenue pursuant to rules and regulations or by illustrations;

(31) "Manufacturer", any person, firm, corporation or association engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling motor vehicles, trailers or vessels for sale;

(32) "Motor change vehicle", a vehicle manufactured prior to August, 1957, which receives a new, rebuilt or used engine, and which used the number stamped on the original engine as the vehicle identification number;

(33) "Motor vehicle", any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, except farm tractors;

(34) "Motor vehicle primarily for business use", any vehicle other than a recreational motor vehicle, motorcycle, motortricycle, or any commercial motor vehicle licensed for over twelve thousand pounds:

(a) Offered for hire or lease; or

(b) The owner of which also owns ten or more such motor vehicles;

(35) "Motorcycle", a motor vehicle operated on two wheels;

(36) "Motorized bicycle", any two-wheeled or three-wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty cubic centimeters, which produces less than three gross brake horsepower, and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty miles per hour on level ground;

(37) "Motortricycle", a motor vehicle operated on three wheels, including a motorcycle while operated with any conveyance, temporary or otherwise, requiring the use of a third wheel. A motortricycle shall not be included in the definition of all-terrain vehicle;

(38) "Municipality", any city, town or village, whether incorporated or not;

(39) "Nonresident", a resident of a state or country other than the state of Missouri;

(40) "Non-USA-std motor vehicle", a motor vehicle not originally manufactured in compliance with United States emissions or safety standards;

(41) "Operator", any person who operates or drives a motor vehicle;

(42) "Owner", any person, firm, corporation or association, who holds the legal title to a vehicle or in the event a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or in the event a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this law;

(43) "Public garage", a place of business where motor vehicles are housed, stored, repaired, reconstructed or repainted for persons other than the owners or operators of such place of business;

(44) "Rebuilder", a business that repairs or rebuilds motor vehicles owned by the rebuilder, but does not include certificated common or contract carriers of persons or property;

(45) "Reconstructed motor vehicle", a vehicle that is altered from its original construction by the addition or substitution of two or more new or used major component parts, excluding motor vehicles made from all new parts, and new multistage manufactured vehicles;

(46) "Recreational motor vehicle", any motor vehicle designed, constructed or substantially modified so that it may be used and is used for the purposes of temporary housing quarters, including therein sleeping and eating facilities which are either permanently attached to the motor vehicle or attached to a unit which is securely attached to the motor vehicle. Nothing herein shall prevent any motor vehicle from being registered as a commercial motor vehicle if the motor vehicle could otherwise be so registered;

(47) "Recreational off-highway vehicle", any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-four inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of two thousand pounds or less, traveling on four or more nonhighway tires, with a nonstraddle seat, and steering wheel, which may have access to ATV trails;

(48) "Rollback or car carrier", any vehicle specifically designed to transport wrecked, disabled or otherwise inoperable vehicles, when the transportation is directly connected to a wrecker or towing service;

(49) "Saddlemount combination", a combination of vehicles in which a truck or truck tractor tows one or more trucks or truck tractors, each connected by a saddle to the frame or fifth wheel of the vehicle in front of it. The "saddle" is a mechanism that connects the front axle of the towed vehicle to the frame or fifth wheel of the vehicle in front and functions like a fifth wheel kingpin connection. When two vehicles are towed in this manner the combination is called a "double saddlemount combination". When three vehicles are towed in this manner, the combination is called a "triple saddlemount combination";

(50) "Salvage dealer and dismantler", a business that dismantles used motor vehicles for the sale of the parts thereof, and buys and sells used motor vehicle parts and accessories;

(51) "Salvage vehicle", a motor vehicle, semitrailer, or house trailer which:

(a) Was damaged during a year that is no more than six years after the manufacturer's model year designation for such vehicle to the extent that the total cost of repairs to rebuild or reconstruct the vehicle to its condition immediately before it was damaged for legal operation on the roads or highways exceeds eighty percent of the fair market value of the vehicle immediately preceding the time it was damaged;

(b) By reason of condition or circumstance, has been declared salvage, either by its owner, or by a person, firm, corporation, or other legal entity exercising the right of security interest in it;

(c) Has been declared salvage by an insurance company as a result of settlement of a claim;

(d) Ownership of which is evidenced by a salvage title; or

(e) Is abandoned property which is titled pursuant to section 304.155 or section 304.157 and designated with the words "salvage/abandoned property". The total cost of repairs to rebuild or reconstruct the vehicle shall not include the cost of repairing, replacing, or reinstalling inflatable safety restraints, tires, sound systems, or damage as a result of hail, or any sales tax on parts or materials to rebuild or reconstruct the vehicle. For purposes of this definition, "fair market value" means the retail value of a motor vehicle as:

a. Set forth in a current edition of any nationally recognized compilation of retail values, including automated databases, or from publications commonly used by the automotive and insurance industries to establish the values of motor vehicles;

b. Determined pursuant to a market survey of comparable vehicles with regard to condition and equipment; and

c. Determined by an insurance company using any other procedure recognized by the insurance industry, including market surveys, that is applied by the company in a uniform manner;

(52) "School bus", any motor vehicle used solely to transport students to or from school or to transport students to or from any place for educational purposes;

(53) "Scrap processor", a business that, through the use of fixed or mobile equipment, flattens, crushes, or otherwise accepts motor vehicles and vehicle parts for processing or transportation to a shredder or scrap metal operator for recycling;

(54) "Shuttle bus", a motor vehicle used or maintained by any person, firm, or corporation as an incidental service to transport patrons or customers of the regular business of such person, firm, or corporation to and from the place of business of the person, firm, or corporation providing the service at no fee or charge. Shuttle buses shall not be registered as buses or as commercial motor vehicles;

(55) "Special mobile equipment", every self-propelled vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and incidentally operated or moved over the highways, including farm equipment, implements of husbandry, road construction or maintenance machinery, ditch-digging apparatus, stone crushers, air compressors, power shovels, cranes, graders, rollers, well-drillers and wood-sawing equipment used for hire, asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, ditchers, leveling graders, finished machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth-moving carryalls, scrapers, drag lines, concrete pump trucks, rock-drilling and earth-moving equipment. This enumeration shall be deemed partial and shall not operate to exclude other such vehicles which are within the general terms of this section;

(56) "Specially constructed motor vehicle", a motor vehicle which shall not have been originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model or type by a manufacturer of motor vehicles. The term specially constructed motor vehicle includes kit vehicles;

(57) "Stinger-steered combination", a truck tractor-semitrailer wherein the fifth wheel is located on a drop frame located behind and below the rearmost axle of the power unit;

(58) "Tandem axle", a group of two or more axles, arranged one behind another, the distance between the extremes of which is more than forty inches and not more than ninety-six inches apart;

(59) "Tractor", "truck tractor" or "truck-tractor", a self-propelled motor vehicle designed for drawing other vehicles, but not for the carriage of any load when operating independently. When attached to a semitrailer, it supports a part of the weight thereof;

(60) "Trailer", any vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by a self-propelled vehicle, except those running exclusively on tracks, including a semitrailer or vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a self-propelled vehicle that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing vehicle. The term "trailer" shall not include cotton trailers as defined in subdivision (8) of this section and shall not include manufactured homes as defined in section 700.010;

(61) "Truck", a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of property;

(62) "Truck-tractor semitrailer-semitrailer", a combination vehicle in which the two trailing units are connected with a B-train assembly which is a rigid frame extension attached to the rear frame of a first semitrailer which allows for a fifth-wheel connection point for the second semitrailer and has one less articulation point than the conventional A-dolly connected truck-tractor semitrailer-trailer combination;

(63) "Truck-trailer boat transporter combination", a boat transporter combination consisting of a straight truck towing a trailer using typically a ball and socket connection with the trailer axle located substantially at the trailer center of gravity rather than the rear of the trailer but so as to maintain a downward force on the trailer tongue;

(64) "Used parts dealer", a business that buys and sells used motor vehicle parts or accessories, but not including a business that sells only new, remanufactured or rebuilt parts. "Business" does not include isolated sales at a swap meet of less than three days;

(65) "Utility vehicle", any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-three inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of one thousand eight hundred fifty pounds or less, traveling on four or six wheels, to be used primarily for landscaping, lawn care, or maintenance purposes;

(66) "Vanpool", any van or other motor vehicle used or maintained by any person, group, firm, corporation, association, city, county or state agency, or any member thereof, for the transportation of not less than eight nor more than forty-eight employees, per motor vehicle, to and from their place of employment; however, a vanpool shall not be included in the definition of the term bus or commercial motor vehicle as defined by subdivisions (6) and (7) of this section, nor shall a vanpool driver be deemed a chauffeur as that term is defined by section 303.020; nor shall use of a vanpool vehicle for ride-sharing arrangements, recreational, personal, or maintenance uses constitute an unlicensed use of the motor vehicle, unless used for monetary profit other than for use in a ride-sharing arrangement;

(67) "Vehicle", any mechanical device on wheels, designed primarily for use, or used, on highways, except motorized bicycles, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, or cotton trailers or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons;

(68) "Wrecker" or "tow truck", any emergency commercial vehicle equipped, designed and used to assist or render aid and transport or tow disabled or wrecked vehicles from a highway, road, street or highway rights-of-way to a point of storage or repair, including towing a replacement vehicle to replace a disabled or wrecked vehicle;

(69) "Wrecker or towing service", the act of transporting, towing or recovering with a wrecker, tow truck, rollback or car carrier any vehicle not owned by the operator of the wrecker, tow truck, rollback or car carrier for which the operator directly or indirectly receives compensation or other personal gain.

(RSMo 1939 8367, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1969 H.B. 436, A.L. 1974 H.B. 883, A.L. 1979 H.B. 342, S.B. 108, A.L. 1980 H.B. 995 & 1051, A.L. 1983 H.B. 539, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1985 S.B. 209, S.B. 152, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1067 & 1299 merged with H.B. 1153, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3, A.L. 1988 H.B. 990, H.B. 1581, A.L. 1989 H.B. 616, Revision, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1794, A.L. 1993 S.B. 105, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1996 S.B. 560, A.L. 1997 H.B. 381, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1511, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1142 merged with H.B. 1948, A.L. 2004 H.B. 996 and H.B. 1142 and H.B. 1201 and H.B. 1489 merged with H.B. 1284 merged with S.B. 757 merged with S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2005 H.B. 487, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2008 S.B. 930 & 947, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1251 merged with H.B. 1402 merged with H.B. 1647 merged with H.B. 1807, et al. merged with S.B. 470 merged with S.B. 480)

Prior revisions: 1929 7759, 7761; 1919 7551; 1909 8502



Application for registration of motor vehicles, contents--certain vehicles, special provisions--penalty for failure to comply--optional blindness assistance donation--donation to organ donor program permitted.

301.020. 1. Every owner of a motor vehicle or trailer, which shall be operated or driven upon the highways of this state, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, shall annually file, by mail or otherwise, in the office of the director of revenue, an application for registration on a blank to be furnished by the director of revenue for that purpose containing:

(1) A brief description of the motor vehicle or trailer to be registered, including the name of the manufacturer, the vehicle identification number, the amount of motive power of the motor vehicle, stated in figures of horsepower and whether the motor vehicle is to be registered as a motor vehicle primarily for business use as defined in section 301.010;

(2) The name, the applicant's identification number and address of the owner of such motor vehicle or trailer;

(3) The gross weight of the vehicle and the desired load in pounds if the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle or trailer.

2. If the vehicle is a motor vehicle primarily for business use as defined in section 301.010 and if such vehicle is five years of age or less, the director of revenue shall retain the odometer information provided in the vehicle inspection report, and provide for prompt access to such information, together with the vehicle identification number for the motor vehicle to which such information pertains, for a period of five years after the receipt of such information. This section shall not apply unless:

(1) The application for the vehicle's certificate of ownership was submitted after July 1, 1989; and

(2) The certificate was issued pursuant to a manufacturer's statement of origin.

3. If the vehicle is any motor vehicle other than a motor vehicle primarily for business use, a recreational motor vehicle, motorcycle, motortricycle, bus or any commercial motor vehicle licensed for over twelve thousand pounds and if such motor vehicle is five years of age or less, the director of revenue shall retain the odometer information provided in the vehicle inspection report, and provide for prompt access to such information, together with the vehicle identification number for the motor vehicle to which such information pertains, for a period of five years after the receipt of such information. This subsection shall not apply unless:

(1) The application for the vehicle's certificate of ownership was submitted after July 1, 1990; and

(2) The certificate was issued pursuant to a manufacturer's statement of origin.

4. If the vehicle qualifies as a reconstructed motor vehicle, motor change vehicle, specially constructed motor vehicle, non-USA-std motor vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, or prior salvage as referenced in section 301.573, the owner or lienholder shall surrender the certificate of ownership. The owner shall make an application for a new certificate of ownership, pay the required title fee, and obtain the vehicle examination certificate required pursuant to subsection 9 of section 301.190. If an insurance company pays a claim on a salvage vehicle as defined in section 301.010 and the owner retains the vehicle, as prior salvage, the vehicle shall only be required to meet the examination requirements under and pursuant to subsection 10 of section 301.190. Notarized bills of sale along with a copy of the front and back of the certificate of ownership for all major component parts installed on the vehicle and invoices for all essential parts which are not defined as major component parts shall accompany the application for a new certificate of ownership. If the vehicle is a specially constructed motor vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, two pictures of the vehicle shall be submitted with the application. If the vehicle is a kit vehicle, the applicant shall submit the invoice and the manufacturer's statement of origin on the kit. If the vehicle requires the issuance of a special number by the director of revenue or a replacement vehicle identification number, the applicant shall submit the required application and application fee. All applications required under this subsection shall be submitted with any applicable taxes which may be due on the purchase of the vehicle or parts. The director of revenue shall appropriately designate "Reconstructed Motor Vehicle", "Motor Change Vehicle", "Non-USA-Std Motor Vehicle", or "Specially Constructed Motor Vehicle" on the current and all subsequent issues of the certificate of ownership of such vehicle.

5. Every insurance company that pays a claim for repair of a motor vehicle which as the result of such repairs becomes a reconstructed motor vehicle as defined in section 301.010 or that pays a claim on a salvage vehicle as defined in section 301.010 and the owner is retaining the vehicle shall in writing notify the owner of the vehicle, and in a first party claim, the lienholder if a lien is in effect, that he is required to surrender the certificate of ownership, and the documents and fees required pursuant to subsection 4 of this section to obtain a prior salvage motor vehicle certificate of ownership or documents and fees as otherwise required by law to obtain a salvage certificate of ownership, from the director of revenue. The insurance company shall within thirty days of the payment of such claims report to the director of revenue the name and address of such owner, the year, make, model, vehicle identification number, and license plate number of the vehicle, and the date of loss and payment.

6. Anyone who fails to comply with the requirements of this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

7. An applicant for registration may make a donation of one dollar to promote a blindness education, screening and treatment program. The director of revenue shall collect the donations and deposit all such donations in the state treasury to the credit of the blindness education, screening and treatment program fund established in section 192.935. Moneys in the blindness education, screening and treatment program fund shall be used solely for the purposes established in section 192.935, except that the department of revenue shall retain no more than one percent for its administrative costs. The donation prescribed in this subsection is voluntary and may be refused by the applicant for registration at the time of issuance or renewal. The director shall inquire of each applicant at the time the applicant presents the completed application to the director whether the applicant is interested in making the one dollar donation prescribed in this subsection.

8. An applicant for registration may make a donation of one dollar to promote an organ donor program. The director of revenue shall collect the donations and deposit all such donations in the state treasury to the credit of the organ donor program fund as established in sections 194.297 to 194.304. Moneys in the organ donor fund shall be used solely for the purposes established in sections 194.297 to 194.304, except that the department of revenue shall retain no more than one percent for its administrative costs. The donation prescribed in this subsection is voluntary and may be refused by the applicant for registration at the time of issuance or renewal. The director shall inquire of each applicant at the time the applicant presents the completed application to the director whether the applicant is interested in making the one dollar donation prescribed in this subsection.

(RSMo 1939 8369, A.L. 1943 p. 663, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1957 p. 637, A.L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1985 H.B. 280, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1988 H.B. 990, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1581, A.L. 1989 H.B. 211, A.L. 1997 S.B. 361, A.L. 2000 S.B. 721, A.L. 2003 S.B. 355, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2005 H.B. 487 merged with S.B. 488, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)

Prior revisions: 1929 7761; 1919 7553; 1909 8503



Personal property taxes and federal heavy vehicle use tax, paid when--tax receipt forms--failure to pay personal property tax, effect of, notification requirements, reinstatement fee, appeals--rulemaking, procedure.

301.025. 1. No state registration license to operate any motor vehicle in this state shall be issued unless the application for license of a motor vehicle or trailer is accompanied by a tax receipt for the tax year which immediately precedes the year in which the vehicle's or trailer's registration is due and which reflects that all taxes, including delinquent taxes from prior years, have been paid, or a statement certified by the county collector or collector-treasurer of the county in which the applicant's property was assessed showing that the state and county tangible personal property taxes for such previous tax year and all delinquent taxes due have been paid by the applicant, or a statement certified by the county or township collector for such previous year that no such taxes were assessed or due and, the applicant has no unpaid taxes on the collector's tax roll for any subsequent year or, if the applicant is not a resident of this state and serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, the application is accompanied by a leave and earnings statement from such person verifying such status or, if the applicant is an organization described pursuant to subdivision (5) of section 137.100 or subsection 1 of section 137.101, the application is accompanied by a document, in a form approved by the director, verifying that the organization is registered with the department of revenue or is determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be a tax-exempt entity. If the director of the department of revenue has been notified by the assessor pursuant to subsection 2 of section 137.101, that the applicant's personal property is not tax exempt, then the organization's application shall be accompanied by a statement certified by the county collector or collector-treasurer of the county in which the organization's property was assessed showing that the state and county tangible personal property taxes for such previous tax year and all delinquent taxes due have been paid by the organization. In the event the registration is a renewal of a registration made two or three years previously, the application shall be accompanied by proof that taxes were not due or have been paid for the two or three years which immediately precede the year in which the motor vehicle's or trailer's registration is due. The county collector or collector-treasurer shall not be required to issue a receipt or certified statement that taxes were not assessed or due for the immediately preceding tax year until all personal property taxes, including all current and delinquent taxes, are paid. If the applicant was a resident of another county of this state in the applicable preceding years, he or she must submit to the collector or collector-treasurer in the county of residence proof that the personal property tax was paid in the applicable tax years. Every county collector and collector-treasurer shall give each person a tax receipt or a certified statement of tangible personal property taxes paid. The receipt issued by the county collector in any county of the first classification with a charter form of government which contains part of a city with a population of at least three hundred fifty thousand inhabitants which is located in more than one county, any county of the first classification without a charter form of government with a population of at least one hundred fifty thousand inhabitants which contains part of a city with a population of at least three hundred fifty thousand inhabitants which is located in more than one county and any county of the first classification without a charter form of government with a population of at least one hundred ten thousand but less than one hundred fifty thousand inhabitants shall be determined null and void if the person paying tangible personal property taxes issues or passes a check or other similar sight order which is returned to the collector because the account upon which the check or order was drawn was closed or did not have sufficient funds at the time of presentation for payment by the collector to meet the face amount of the check or order. The collector may assess and collect in addition to any other penalty or interest that may be owed, a penalty of ten dollars or five percent of the total amount of the returned check or order whichever amount is greater to be deposited in the county general revenue fund, but in no event shall such penalty imposed exceed one hundred dollars. The collector may refuse to accept any check or other similar sight order in payment of any tax currently owed plus penalty or interest from a person who previously attempted to pay such amount with a check or order that was returned to the collector unless the remittance is in the form of a cashier's check, certified check or money order. If a person does not comply with the provisions of this section, a tax receipt issued pursuant to this section is null and void and no state registration license shall be issued or renewed. Where no such taxes are due each such collector shall, upon request, certify such fact and transmit such statement to the person making the request. Each receipt or statement shall describe by type the total number of motor vehicles on which personal property taxes were paid, and no renewal of any state registration license shall be issued to any person for a number greater than that shown on his or her tax receipt or statement except for a vehicle which was purchased without another vehicle being traded therefor, or for a vehicle previously registered in another state, provided the application for title or other evidence shows that the date the vehicle was purchased or was first registered in this state was such that no personal property tax was owed on such vehicle as of the date of the last tax receipt or certified statement prior to the renewal. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms. If electronic data is not available, residents of counties with a township form of government and with collector-treasurers shall present personal property tax receipts which have been paid for the preceding two years when registering under this section.

2. Every county collector in counties with a population of over six hundred thousand and less than nine hundred thousand shall give priority to issuing tax receipts or certified statements pursuant to this section for any person whose motor vehicle registration expires in January. Such collector shall send tax receipts or certified statements for personal property taxes for the previous year within three days to any person who pays the person's personal property tax in person, and within twenty working days, if the payment is made by mail. Any person wishing to have priority pursuant to this subsection shall notify the collector at the time of payment of the property taxes that a motor vehicle registration expires in January. Any person purchasing a new vehicle in December and licensing such vehicle in January of the following year may use the personal property tax receipt of the prior year as proof of payment.

3. In addition to all other requirements, the director of revenue shall not register any vehicle subject to the heavy vehicle use tax imposed by Section 4481 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 unless the applicant presents proof of payment, or that such tax is not owing, in such form as may be prescribed by the United States Secretary of the Treasury. No proof of payment of such tax shall be required by the director until the form for proof of payment has been prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.

4. Beginning July 1, 2000, a county collector or collector-treasurer may notify, by ordinary mail, any owner of a motor vehicle for which personal property taxes have not been paid that if full payment is not received within thirty days the collector may notify the director of revenue to suspend the motor vehicle registration for such vehicle. Any notification returned to the collector or collector-treasurer by the post office shall not result in the notification to the director of revenue for suspension of a motor vehicle registration. Thereafter, if the owner fails to timely pay such taxes the collector or collector-treasurer may notify the director of revenue of such failure. Such notification shall be on forms designed and provided by the department of revenue and shall list the motor vehicle owner's full name, including middle initial, the owner's address, and the year, make, model and vehicle identification number of such motor vehicle. Upon receipt of this notification the director of revenue may provide notice of suspension of motor vehicle registration to the owner at the owner's last address shown on the records of the department of revenue. Any suspension imposed may remain in effect until the department of revenue receives notification from a county collector or collector-treasurer that the personal property taxes have been paid in full. Upon the owner furnishing proof of payment of such taxes and paying a twenty dollar reinstatement fee to the director of revenue the motor vehicle or vehicles registration shall be reinstated. In the event a motor vehicle registration is suspended for nonpayment of personal property tax the owner so aggrieved may appeal to the circuit court of the county of his or her residence for review of such suspension at any time within thirty days after notice of motor vehicle registration suspension. Upon such appeal the cause shall be heard de novo in the manner provided by chapter 536 for the review of administrative decisions. The circuit court may order the director to reinstate such registration, sustain the suspension of registration by the director or set aside or modify such suspension. Appeals from the judgment of the circuit court may be taken as in civil cases. The prosecuting attorney of the county where such appeal is taken shall appear in behalf of the director, and prosecute or defend, as the case may require.

5. Beginning July 1, 2005, a city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county may notify, by ordinary mail, any owner of a motor vehicle who is delinquent in payment of vehicle-related fees and fines that if full payment is not received within thirty days, the city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county may notify the director of revenue to suspend the motor vehicle registration for such vehicle. Any notification returned to the city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county by the post office shall not result in the notification to the director of revenue for suspension of a motor vehicle registration. If the vehicle-related fees and fines are assessed against a car that is registered in the name of a rental or leasing company and the vehicle is rented or leased to another person at the time the fees or fines are assessed, the rental or leasing company may rebut the presumption by providing the city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county with a copy of the rental or lease agreement in effect at the time the fees or fines were assessed. A rental or leasing company shall not be charged for fees or fines under this subsection, nor shall the registration of a vehicle be suspended, unless prior written notice of the fees or fines has been given to that rental or leasing company by ordinary mail at the address appearing on the registration and the rental or leasing company has failed to provide the rental or lease agreement copy within fifteen days of receipt of such notice. Any notification to a rental or leasing company that is returned to the city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county by the post office shall not result in the notification to the director of revenue for suspension of a motor vehicle registration. For the purpose of this section, "vehicle-related fees and fines" includes, but is not limited to, traffic violation fines, parking violation fines, vehicle towing, storage and immobilization fees, and any late payment penalties, other fees, and court costs associated with the adjudication or collection of those fines.

6. If after notification under subsection 5 of this section the vehicle owner fails to pay such vehicle-related fees and fines to the city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county within thirty days from the date of such notice, the city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county may notify the director of revenue of such failure. Such notification shall be on forms or in an electronic format approved by the department of revenue and shall list the vehicle owner's full name and address, and the year, make, model, and vehicle identification number of such motor vehicle and such other information as the director shall require.

7. Upon receipt of notification under subsection 5 of this section, the director of revenue may provide notice of suspension of motor vehicle registration to the owner at the owner's last address shown on the records of the department of revenue. Any suspension imposed may remain in effect until the department of revenue receives notification from a city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county that the vehicle-related fees or fines have been paid in full. Upon the owner furnishing proof of payment of such fees and fines and paying a twenty dollar reinstatement fee to the director of revenue the motor vehicle registration shall be reinstated. In the event a motor vehicle registration is suspended for nonpayment of vehicle-related fees or fines the owner so aggrieved may appeal to the circuit court of the county where the violation occurred for review of such suspension at any time within thirty days after notice of motor vehicle registration suspension. Upon such appeal the cause shall be heard de novo in the manner provided by chapter 536 for the review of administrative decisions. The circuit court may order the director to reinstate such registration, sustain the suspension of registration by the director or set aside or modify such suspension. Appeals from the judgment of the circuit court may be taken as in civil cases. The prosecuting attorney of the county where such appeal is taken shall appear in behalf of the director, and prosecute or defend, as the case may require.

8. The city not within a county or any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county shall reimburse the department of revenue for all administrative costs associated with the administration of subsections 5 to 8 of this section.

9. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2000, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1951 p. 691 1, 2, A.L. 1974 H.B. 894 & 1517, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1515, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1997 S.B. 316, A.L. 1998 S.B. 778, A.L. 1999 S.B. 19, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1797, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al. merged with S.B. 1394, A.L. 2005 H.B. 58 merged with H.B. 487 merged with S.B. 210)



Implements of husbandry, movement on highway permitted, when--definition.

301.029. 1. Any self-propelled sprayer, floater, or other form of implement of husbandry that is used for spraying chemicals or spreading fertilizer for agricultural purposes may be moved or operated on the highways of this state without complying with the provisions of this chapter relating to titling, registration, and the display of license plates.

2. The exemption for titling, registration, and the display of license plates provided for in subsection 1 of this section shall apply whether the described vehicles are laden or unladen.

3. All other requirements of the law relating to motor vehicles, unless the context clearly provides otherwise, shall apply to the vehicles described in subsection 1 of this section when operated on the highways of this state.

4. As used in this section, the term "implement of husbandry" means all self-propelled machinery manufactured for operation at low speeds, specifically designed for, or especially adapted to be capable of, incidental over-the-road and primary off-road usage and used exclusively for the application of commercial plant food materials or agricultural chemicals.

(L. 2008 H.B. 1354)



Motor vehicle registration periods--local commercial plates, requirements--proration authorized for larger commercial vehicles.

301.030. 1. The director shall provide for the retention of license plates by the owners of motor vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles, and shall establish a system of registration on a monthly series basis to distribute the work of registering motor vehicles as uniformly as practicable throughout the twelve months of the calendar year. For the purpose of assigning license plate numbers, each type of motor vehicle shall be considered a separate class. Commencing July 1, 1949, motor vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles, shall be registered for a period of twelve consecutive calendar months. There are established twelve registration periods, each of which shall start on the first day of each calendar month of the year and shall end on the last date of the twelfth month from the date of beginning.

2. Motor vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles, operated for the first time upon the public highways of this state, to and including the fifteenth day of any given month, shall be subject to registration and payment of a fee for the twelve-month period commencing the first day of the month of such operation; motor vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles, operated for the first time on the public highways of this state after the fifteenth day of any given month shall be subject to registration and payment of a fee for the twelve-month period commencing the first day of the next following calendar month.

3. All commercial motor vehicles and trailers, except those licensed under section 301.035 and those operated under agreements as provided for in sections 301.271 to 301.279, shall be registered either on a calendar year basis or on a prorated basis as provided in this section. The fees for commercial motor vehicles, trailers, semitrailers, and driveaway vehicles, other than those to be operated under agreements as provided for in sections 301.271 to 301.279 shall be payable not later than the last day of February of each year, except when such vehicle is licensed between April first and July first the fee shall be three-fourths the annual fee, when licensed between July first and October first the fee shall be one-half the annual fee and when licensed on or after October first the fee shall be one-fourth the annual fee. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Local commercial motor vehicle license plates may also be so stamped, marked or designed as to indicate they are to be used only on local commercial motor vehicles and, in addition to such stamp, mark or design, the letter "F" shall also be displayed on local commercial motor vehicle license plates issued to motor vehicles used for farm or farming transportation operations as defined in section 301.010 in the manner prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. In addition, all commercial motor vehicle license plates may be so stamped or marked with a letter, figure or other emblem as to indicate the gross weight for which issued.

4. The director shall, upon application, issue registration and license plates for nine thousand pounds gross weight for property-carrying commercial motor vehicles referred to herein, upon payment of the fees prescribed for twelve thousand pounds gross weight as provided in section 301.057.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8369a, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1965 p. 468, A.L. 1974 H.B. 894 & 1517, A.L. 1983 H.B. 539, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1993 S.B. 105, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1997 H.B. 459 merged with S.B. 121, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Local commercial motor vehicle hauling solid waste, extended operational limit.

301.031. Notwithstanding the twenty-five mile operations limit imposed in subdivision (24) of section 301.010 upon local commercial motor vehicles, a local commercial motor vehicle licensed for forty-eight thousand pounds gross weight and above may be used to haul solid waste as defined in section 260.200 up to sixty miles from the municipality in which its operations are otherwise confined and still be eligible to register as a local commercial motor vehicle.

(L. 1993 S.B. 105)



Fleet vehicle registration, director to establish system--procedures--special license plates--exempt from inspection requirements, when.

301.032. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 301.030 and 301.035 to the contrary, the director of revenue shall establish a system of registration of all fleet vehicles owned or purchased by a fleet owner registered pursuant to this section. The director of revenue shall prescribe the forms for such fleet registration and the forms and procedures for the registration updates prescribed in this section. Any owner of ten or more motor vehicles which must be registered in accordance with this chapter may register as a fleet owner. All registered fleet owners may, at their option, register all motor vehicles included in the fleet on a calendar year or biennial basis pursuant to this section in lieu of the registration periods provided in sections 301.030, 301.035, and 301.147. The director shall issue an identification number to each registered owner of fleet vehicles.

2. All fleet vehicles included in the fleet of a registered fleet owner shall be registered during April of the corresponding year or on a prorated basis as provided in subsection 3 of this section. Fees of all vehicles in the fleet to be registered on a calendar year basis or on a biennial basis shall be payable not later than the last day of April of the corresponding year, with two years' fees due for biennially-registered vehicles. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 307.355, an application for registration of a fleet vehicle must be accompanied by a certificate of inspection and approval issued no more than one hundred twenty days prior to the date of application. The fees for vehicles added to the fleet which must be licensed at the time of registration shall be payable at the time of registration, except that when such vehicle is licensed between July first and September thirtieth the fee shall be three-fourths the annual fee, when licensed between October first and December thirty-first the fee shall be one-half the annual fee and when licensed on or after January first the fee shall be one-fourth the annual fee. When biennial registration is sought for vehicles added to a fleet, an additional year's annual fee will be added to the partial year's prorated fee.

3. At any time during the calendar year in which an owner of a fleet purchases or otherwise acquires a vehicle which is to be added to the fleet or transfers plates to a fleet vehicle, the owner shall present to the director of revenue the identification number as a fleet number and may register the vehicle for the partial year as provided in subsection 2 of this section. The fleet owner shall also be charged a transfer fee of two dollars for each vehicle so transferred pursuant to this subsection.

4. Except as specifically provided in this subsection, all fleet vehicles registered pursuant to this section shall be issued a special license plate which shall have the words "Fleet Vehicle" in place of the words "Show-Me State" in the manner prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. Alternatively, for a one-time additional five dollar per-vehicle fee beyond the regular registration fee, a fleet owner of at least fifty fleet vehicles may apply for fleet license plates bearing a company name or logo, the size and design thereof subject to approval by the director. All fleet license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Fleet vehicles shall be issued multiyear license plates as provided in this section which shall not require issuance of a renewal tab. Upon payment of appropriate registration fees, the director of revenue shall issue a registration certificate or other suitable evidence of payment of the annual or biennial fee, and such evidence of payment shall be carried at all times in the vehicle for which it is issued. The director of revenue shall promulgate rules and regulations establishing the procedure for application and issuance of fleet vehicle license plates.

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 307.350 to 307.390 to the contrary, a fleet vehicle registered in Missouri is exempt from the requirements of sections 307.350 to 307.390 if at the time of the annual fleet registration, such fleet vehicle is situated outside the state of Missouri.

(L. 1993 S.B. 105 301.032 subsecs. 1 to 6, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Commercial vehicles licensed for twelve thousand pounds or less, staggered registration periods--fees prorated.

301.035. 1. Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, commencing January 1, 1974, commercial motor vehicles to be licensed for twelve thousand pounds or less shall be registered on a monthly series basis in the manner provided for motor vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles.

2. During the time necessary to change over from the present system of annual calendar year registration to the monthly series system, all commercial motor vehicles to be licensed for twelve thousand pounds or less shall be registered for one of twelve registration periods, which shall vary in length from a minimum of six consecutive calendar months to a maximum of seventeen calendar months. In the order of the receipt of applications for registration for the vehicles by the owners thereof, the director shall allocate to each of the twelve registration periods the number of the vehicles that will in his judgment distribute as uniformly as practicable the clerical work of registering the vehicles throughout the twelve-month period in which registration shall expire and come up for renewal. Each period shall commence January 1, 1974. The first period shall expire June 30, 1974; the second, July 31, 1974; the third, August 31, 1974; the fourth, September 30, 1974; the fifth, October 31, 1974; the sixth, November 30, 1974; the seventh, December 31, 1974; the eighth, January 31, 1975; the ninth, February 28, 1975; the tenth, March 31, 1975; the eleventh, April 30, 1975; the twelfth, May 31, 1975. Upon the expiration of the initial registration period, the vehicles so registered shall thereafter be registered for twelve-month periods.

3. The fees for registrations of such vehicles may be prorated and the prorated fee shall be paid in the manner provided in section 301.030. Applications for pro rata registration shall be made at the time and in the manner prescribed by the director of revenue.

(L. 1973 H.B. 25)



Notice of motor vehicle registration--applications.

301.040. The director of revenue shall notify each registered motor vehicle owner by mail, at the last known address, within an appropriate period prior to the beginning of the registration period to which he has been assigned, of the date for reregistration. Such notice shall include an application blank for registration and shall specify the amount of license fees due and the registration period covered by such license. Application blanks shall also be furnished all branch offices of the department of revenue and license fee offices designated by the director of revenue under the provisions of section 136.055 where they shall be made available to any person upon request. Failure of the owner to receive such notice shall not relieve the owner of the requirement to register pursuant to this chapter.

(RSMo 1939 8368, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3, A.L. 2001 H.B. 691)

Prior revision: 1929 7760



Reciprocity agreement, registered commercial vehicles--procedures--failure to display plates, penalty--director may promulgate rules--validity of previously issued plates.

301.041. 1. All commercial motor vehicles and trailers registered pursuant to this section or to be operated under reciprocity agreements shall be registered annually, or in the discretion of the state highways and transportation commission, staggered in such manner as to be registered for a one-year period beginning on the first day of a quarter during such year and in such manner as the commission may determine by regulation. To facilitate the transition from an annual registration to a staggered registration, the commission shall inquire of all registrants and registrations as to which calendar quarter the registrant wishes to use as the beginning date of the registration once the transition to staggered registration is complete. If the registrant does not respond by the date selected by the commission, or if no quarter is selected, the registrant shall remain on a calendar year registration. The commission may issue prorated registrations pursuant to this section for periods of greater than or less than one year during the transition to a nonannual year registration, but no registration shall exceed eighteen months nor be less than six months. The commission may issue a prorated, by quarter, partial year registration at any time for additions to a fleet made after an initial registration of such fleet, or such other reasons as approved by the commission or its designee upon the request of the registrant.

2. An application for renewal registration pursuant to this section shall be made with all required documents on or before the first day of the month that is three calendar months immediately prior to the beginning date of the registration. Renewal applications received after the first day of the third calendar month immediately prior to the registration shall be assessed a penalty of one hundred dollars. The commission's designee may waive the penalty pursuant to this subsection for good cause.

3. Fees for commercial motor vehicles and trailers renewed pursuant to this section shall be paid no later than the first day of the month that is one calendar month immediately prior to the beginning date of the registration except for payments made on an installment basis as provided in subsection 4 of this section. Renewal application fees not paid by the first day of the month immediately prior to the registration shall be assessed a penalty of fifty dollars per vehicle, but in no case shall such penalty exceed one hundred fifty dollars per application. The commission's designee may, for good cause, waive or reduce any penalties assessed pursuant to this subsection.

4. Any owner of a commercial motor vehicle or trailer operated pursuant to this section or reciprocity agreements may elect to pay the Missouri portion of the annual registration fee in two equal installments, except that no such installment shall be less than one hundred dollars. The first installment shall be payable on or before the first day of the month immediately prior to the beginning date of the registration, and the second installment shall be payable on or before the first day of the sixth month of that registration one-year period. Every owner electing to pay on an installment basis shall file on or before the first day of the month immediately prior to the beginning date of the registration, a surety bond, certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit as defined in section 400.5-103 to guarantee the payment of the second installment. The bond or certificate or letter of credit shall be in an amount equal to the payment guaranteed. The commission may require such installments to be filed at other times of the year if a nonannual registration is issued pursuant to subsection 1 of this section.

5. Any applicant who fails to timely renew his or her registration with all required documents pursuant to this section or who fails to timely pay any fees and penalties owed pursuant to this section shall not be issued a temporary registration for a motor vehicle or a trailer issued pursuant to this section or under reciprocity agreements. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the issuance of temporary registration credentials for additions to the registrant's fleet subsequent to renewal.

6. The applicant for registration pursuant to this section shall affix the registration plate issued to the front of the vehicle in accordance with the provisions of section 301.130. Any vehicle required to be registered pursuant to this section shall display the plate issued to that vehicle no later than December thirty-first of each year or the last day of the quarter preceding the quarter in which the registration begins, as applicable. Failure to display the registration plate required by this section shall constitute a class A misdemeanor.

7. The commission may prescribe rules and regulations for the effective administration of this section.

8. Any current registration or plate for which all fees have been paid for a commercial trailer previously issued pursuant to reciprocity agreements shall remain valid even if such agreements no longer require apportionment of such trailers under such agreements, and such trailers may continue to be registered pursuant to this section.

9. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commission shall have the authority pursuant to this chapter to issue permanent and temporary registrations on commercial trailers whether or not the registration is issued pursuant to reciprocity agreements. The provisions of subsection 1 of section 301.190 shall not apply to registrations issued pursuant to this subsection, provided the carrier or person to whom the registration is issued has at least one tractor as defined in section 301.010 registered with the state of Missouri pursuant to this section.

10. Commercial trailer plates issued pursuant to this section shall in all other respects conform to and have the same requirements as those issued pursuant to subsection 3 of section 301.067. Such plates may contain the legend "COMM TRL" in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE".

(L. 1993 S.B. 105, A.L. 1997 S.B. 131, A.L. 2001 S.B. 520, A.L. 2004 H.B. 928 and H.B. 1123 and H.B. 1280 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)



Registration fees--penalty for delinquency.

301.050. All registration fees shall be payable to the director of revenue and shall accompany the application for registration. A penalty fee of five dollars shall be paid on all delinquent registrations. Any motor vehicle on which the annual registration fee falls due prior to September 1, 1984, and which is delinquent shall thereafter be registered by the department of revenue to renew that annual registration at the fee in effect when the annual registration was due plus the penalty provided in this section.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8369c, A.L. 1953 p. 567, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045)

Effective 9-1-84



Annual registration fees--motor vehicles other than commercial.

301.055. The annual registration fee for motor vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles is: Less than 12 horsepower $18.00 12 horsepower and less than 24 horsepower 21.00 24 horsepower and less than 36 horsepower 24.00 36 horsepower and less than 48 horsepower 33.00 48 horsepower and less than 60 horsepower 39.00 60 horsepower and less than 72 horsepower 45.00 72 horsepower and more 51.00 Motorcycles 8.50 Motortricycles 10.00

(L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045)

Effective 9-1-84



Annual registration fee--property-carrying commercial vehicles--exemption.

301.057. The annual registration fee for property-carrying commercial motor vehicles, not including property-carrying local commercial motor vehicles, or land improvement contractors' commercial motor vehicles, based on gross weight is:

6,000 pounds and under...... $ 25.50

6,001 pounds to 9,000 pounds...... 38.00

9,001 pounds to 12,000 pounds...... 38.00 12,001 pounds to 18,000 pounds...... 63.00 18,001 pounds to 24,000 pounds...... 100.50 24,001 pounds to 26,000 pounds...... 127.00 26,001 pounds to 30,000 pounds...... 180.00 30,001 pounds to 36,000 pounds...... 275.50 36,001 pounds to 42,000 pounds...... 413.00 42,001 pounds to 48,000 pounds...... 550.50 48,001 pounds to 54,000 pounds...... 688.00 54,001 pounds to 60,010 pounds...... 825.50 60,011 pounds to 66,000 pounds...... 1,100.50 66,001 pounds to 73,280 pounds...... 1,375.50 73,281 pounds to 78,000 pounds...... 1,650.50 78,001 pounds* to 80,000 pounds.. 1,719.50

(L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1979 H.B. 342, A.L. 1983 H.B. 539, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1987 S.B. 135 & 63, A.L. 1991 S.B. 292, A.L. 2001 S.B. 520)

*Word "pounds" does not appear in original rolls.



Annual registration fees for local property-carrying commercial motor vehicles--exempt vehicles--improper registration, when, penalties.

301.058. 1. The annual registration fee for property-carrying local commercial motor vehicles, other than a land improvement contractors' commercial motor vehicles, based on gross weight is:

6,000 pounds and under....... $ 15.50 6,001 pounds to 12,000 pounds...... 18.00 12,001 pounds to 18,000 pounds...... 20.50 18,001 pounds to 24,000 pounds...... 27.50 24,001 pounds to 26,000 pounds......

33.50 26,001 pounds to 30,000 pounds...... 45.50 30,001 pounds to 36,000 pounds...... 67.50 36,001 pounds to 42,000 pounds...... 100.50 42,001 pounds to 48,000 pounds...... 135.50 48,001 pounds to 54,000 pounds...... 170.50 54,001 pounds to 60,010 pounds...... 200.50 60,011 pounds to 66,000 pounds...... 270.50 66,001 pounds to 72,000 pounds...... 335.50 72,001 pounds to 80,000 pounds...... 350.50

2. Any person found to have improperly registered a motor vehicle in excess of fifty-four thousand pounds when he or she was not entitled to shall be required to purchase the proper license plates and, in addition to all other penalties provided by law, shall be subject to the annual registration fee for the full calendar year for the vehicle's gross weight as prescribed in section 301.057.

(L. 1969 S.B. 242 301.059, A.L. 1979 H.B. 342, A.L. 1991 S.B. 292, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1382, A.L. 2001 S.B. 520)



Annual registration fees--passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles (not including passenger-carrying local commercial motor vehicles, school buses or local transit buses).

301.059. The annual registration fee for passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles (not including passenger-carrying local commercial motor vehicles, school buses or local transit buses) based on seating capacity is: 10 passengers or less $ 100.50 11 to 18 passengers 180.50 19 to 25 passengers 250.50 26 to 29 passengers 290.50 30 to 33 passengers 330.50 34 to 37 passengers 370.50 38 to 41 passengers 410.50 42 to 45 passengers 450.50

(L. 1969 S.B. 242 301.060)



Annual registration fees--passenger-carrying local commercial motor vehicles.

301.061. The annual registration fee for passenger-carrying local commercial motor vehicles based on seating capacity is: 10 passengers or less $ 50.50 11 to 18 passengers 90.50 19 to 25 passengers 125.50 26 to 29 passengers 145.50 30 to 33 passengers 165.50 34 to 37 passengers 185.50 38 to 41 passengers 205.50 42 to 45 passengers 225.50

(L. 1969 S.B. 242)



Local log trucks, registration fees.

301.062. The annual registration fee for a local log truck, registered pursuant to this chapter, is three hundred dollars.

(L. 1997 H.B. 381 1)



Annual registration fees--local transit buses.

301.063. The annual registration fee for local transit buses based on seating capacity is: 40 passengers or less $ 25.50 41 to 45 passengers 35.50 Over 45 passengers 50.50

(L. 1969 S.B. 242)



Land improvement contractors' commercial motor vehicles, registration, fee--license plates.

301.064. 1. The annual registration fee for a land improvement contractors' commercial motor vehicle is three hundred * fifty dollars. The maximum gross weight for which such a vehicle may be registered is eighty thousand pounds. Transporting for hire by such a motor vehicle is prohibited.

2. Upon application to the director of revenue accompanied by an affidavit signed by the owner or owners stating that the motor vehicle to be licensed as a land improvement contractors' commercial motor vehicle shall not be operated in any manner other than as prescribed in section 301.010, and by the amount of the registration fee prescribed above, and otherwise complying with the laws relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles, the owner or owners shall be issued a set of land improvement contractors' license plates. The director of revenue shall by regulation determine the characteristic features of land improvement contractors' license plates so that they may be readily identified as such.

(L. 1979 H.B. 342, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3 and A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1997 H.B. 769, A.L. 2011 H.B. 315)

*Word "and" appears here in original rolls.



Annual registration fees--school buses.

301.065. The annual registration fee for each school bus, twenty-five dollars, fifty cents.

(L. 1969 S.B. 242)



Annual registration fees for shuttle buses, recreation and vanpool motor vehicles--plates, color and design.

301.066. The annual registration fee for shuttle buses, recreational motor vehicles and vanpool vehicles is thirty-two dollars. The advisory committee established in section 301.129 shall determine the characteristic features of license plates for vehicles registered under the provisions of this section so that they may be recognized as such, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

(L. 1974 H.B. 883, A.L. 1979 S.B. 108, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1985 S.B. 209, H.B. 501, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1554 Revision, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70)

Effective 1-1-97

CROSS REFERENCE:

Vanpool licensing requirement for ride-sharing vehicles, 285.200



Trailer or semitrailer registration required, fee--optional period fee for certain trailers and semitrailers--permanent registration allowed, procedure.

301.067. 1. For each trailer or semitrailer there shall be paid an annual fee of seven dollars fifty cents, and in addition thereto such permit fee authorized by law against trailers used in combination with tractors operated under the supervision of the motor carrier and railroad safety division of the department of economic development. The fees for tractors used in any combination with trailers or semitrailers or both trailers and semitrailers (other than on passenger-carrying trailers or semitrailers) shall be computed on the total gross weight of the vehicles in the combination with load.

2. Any trailer or semitrailer may at the option of the registrant be registered for a period of three years upon payment of a registration fee of twenty-two dollars and fifty cents.

3. Any trailer as defined in section 301.010 or semitrailer which is operated coupled to a towing vehicle by a fifth wheel and kingpin assembly or by a trailer converter dolly may, at the option of the registrant, be registered permanently upon the payment of a registration fee of fifty-two dollars and fifty cents. The permanent plate and registration fee is vehicle specific. The plate and the registration fee paid is nontransferable and nonrefundable, except those covered under the provisions of section 301.442.

(L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1975 S.B. 315, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3, A.L. 1992 S.B. 607, A.L. 2013 S.B. 252)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Division of motor carrier and railroad safety abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission and department of transportation, 226.008



Driveaway license plates, restriction on use--annual driveaway license or choice of biennial license, fees--application, contents--violation, penalty.

301.069. 1. A driveaway license plate may not be used on a vehicle used or operated on a highway except for the purpose of transporting vehicles in transit. Driveaway license plates may not be used by tow truck operators transporting wrecked, disabled, abandoned, improperly parked, or burned vehicles. Driveaway license plates shall only be used by owners, corporate officers, or employees of the business to which the plate was issued. For each driveaway license there shall be paid an annual license fee of forty-four dollars and fifty cents for one set of plates or such insignia as the director may issue which shall be attached to the motor vehicle as prescribed in this chapter. Applicants may choose to obtain biennial driveaway licenses. The fee for biennial driveaway licenses shall be eighty-nine dollars. For single trips the fee shall be four dollars, and descriptive insignia shall be prepared and issued at the discretion of the director who shall also prescribe the type of equipment used to attach such vehicles in combinations.

2. No driveaway license plates shall be issued by the director of revenue unless the applicant therefor shall make application for such plate and shall therein include:

(1) The business name, business street address, and business telephone number of the applicant;

(2) The business owner's full name, date of birth, driver's license number or nondriver's license number, residence street address, and residence telephone number;

(3) The signature and printed name of the business owner or authorized representative of the business presenting such application; and

(4) A statement explaining what the driveaway license plate or plates will be used for.

The applicant shall provide certification of proof of financial responsibility, as defined in section 303.020, sufficient to cover each motor vehicle the applicant shall operate or otherwise move on the streets or highways, through use of the driveaway license plate, during the period of registration. The applicant shall provide such certification by affixing a copy of said certification to the application. The application shall include a photograph, not to exceed eight inches by ten inches but no less than five inches by seven inches, showing the business building and sign of the applicant's business. The applicant shall maintain a working landline telephone at the applicant's place of business throughout the registration period. The applicant shall maintain certification of proof of financial responsibility as described herein throughout the registration period.

3. If any of the information required by this section to be reported by the applicant changes during the registration period, the applicant shall report said changes to the department of revenue within ten days of the date of the change.

4. Any violation of this section or misrepresentation contained in an application for driveaway license plate shall result in the revocation of the applicant's driveaway license plate and any subsequent application for a driveaway license plate shall be denied for two years from the date of violation. "Applicant" shall include any officer of a business or any employee or agent thereof.

5. Any person who knowingly uses a revoked driveaway license plate shall be deemed guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 2003 H.B. 491, A.L. 2004 S.B. 757 merged with S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Computation of fees.

301.070. 1. In determining fees based on the horsepower of vehicles propelled by internal combustion engines, the horsepower shall be computed and recorded upon the following formula established by the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce: Square the bore of the cylinder in inches multiplied by the number of cylinders, divided by two and one-half.

2. The horsepower of all motor vehicles propelled by steam may be accepted as rated by the manufacturers thereof, or may be determined in accordance with regulations promulgated by the director.

3. The horsepower of all motor vehicles, except commercial motor vehicles, propelled by electric power, shall be rated as being between twelve and twenty-four horsepower.

4. Fees of commercial motor vehicles, other than passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles, shall be based on the gross weight of the vehicle or any combination of vehicles and the maximum load to be carried at any one time during the license period, except the fee for a wrecker, tow truck, rollback or car carrier used in a towing service shall be based on the empty weight of such vehicle fully equipped for the recovery or towing of vehicles.

5. The decision of the director as to the type of motor vehicles and their classification for the purpose of registration and the computation of fees therefor shall be final and conclusive.

(RSMo 1939 8370, A.L. 1943 p. 663, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1992 H.B. 1794)

Prior revisions: 1929 7763; 1919 7559



Disabled veteran license plates, eligibility for.

301.071. Any person who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States and who has been honorably discharged or separated therefrom and who has a service connected disability of such a nature that it would, if it had been incurred in service, have entitled him to be awarded an automobile by the United States Federal Government, or who is receiving compensation from the Veterans Administration for total service connected disability, may apply for special motor vehicle license plates as provided in this section.

(L. 1977 H.B. 61 1)



Application for disabled veteran's plates, how made.

301.072. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form prescribed by the director of revenue, and shall submit the application and proof of his disability in the form of a statement from the United States Veterans Administration verifying the person was awarded an automobile by the United States Federal Government because of a service incurred disability and/or the person is receiving compensation for total service connected disability.

(L. 1977 H.B. 61 2)



Plates, how issued, form of.

301.073. The director of revenue shall thereupon issue license plates, a registration number and the words "Disabled Veteran". The advisory committee established in section 301.129 shall determine the characteristic features of the license plate, except that such license plate shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130, and such plate shall include the international wheelchair accessibility symbol when the applicant is physically disabled as defined in section 301.142, as such symbol is placed on license plates described in section 301.142.

(L. 1977 H.B. 61 3, A.L. 1993 S.B. 329, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70)

Effective 1-1-97



Duration of license period--annual proof of inspection and disability, exceptions--limitations on issuance.

301.074. License plates issued under sections 301.071 to 301.075 shall be valid for the duration of the veteran's disability. Each such applicant issued license plates under these provisions shall annually furnish proof of vehicle inspection and proof of disability to the director, except that an applicant whose service connected disability qualifying him for special license plates consists in whole or in part of loss of an eye or a limb or an applicant with a one hundred percent permanent disability, as established by a physician's signed statement to that effect, need only furnish proof of disability to the director when initially applying for the special license plates and not thereafter, but in such case proof that the veteran is alive shall be required annually. Each person qualifying under sections 301.071 to 301.075 may license only one motor vehicle under these provisions. No commercial motor vehicle in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight may be licensed under the provisions of sections 301.071 to 301.075.

(L. 1977 H.B. 61 4, A.L. 1983 H.B. 182, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70)



No fee for disabled veteran plates.

301.075. There shall be no fee charged for license plates issued under the provisions of this section.

(L. 1977 H.B. 61 5)



Registration period in case of expired license, affidavit of nonoperation to be filed, when, failure to file, effect--period for new license.

301.080. 1. Upon application for registration of a motor vehicle, other than a commercial motor vehicle, by an owner who holds license plates in a registration period which has expired, the director shall register said vehicle for the fraction of the twelve-month period as will enable the owner to use the license plates so held by him, and he shall be required to pay a fee computed on the basis of one-twelfth of the full year's registration fee prescribed for such vehicles, multiplied by the number of months remaining in the registration period for which he shall be required to register. When the registration renewal is subject to the delinquent renewal penalty imposed by section 301.050, the owner shall file an affidavit of nonoperation for the months during which the license plates were expired or pay the full twelve-month registration fee.

2. For new vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles, not previously registered in this state, the fee shall be computed on the basis of one-twelfth of the full year's registration fee prescribed for such vehicles, multiplied by the number of months of the current registration year which have not fully expired on the date of application. When ownership of a nonregistered vehicle, other than a commercial motor vehicle, which has not been previously operated on the public highways during the current registration year, is transferred, the registration fee to be paid by transferee shall be computed as provided above for new vehicles, providing a satisfactory affidavit of such nonoperation is filed with the department of revenue. In the case of a new vehicle, a vehicle not previously registered in Missouri, or a vehicle which is transferred, the legal date of application for registration shall be the date on which such vehicle was first operated on the public highways after it was acquired by the applicant; provided, however, if the bill of sale is dated prior to the date the vehicle was placed in operation, the applicant must file an affidavit of nonoperation, provided the later date is fractional in the computation of the registration fee.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8369d, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3)



Registration fees--collection and deposit.

301.090. All fees for the registration of motor vehicles, trailers, certificates of title and motorcycles provided for herein shall be collected by the director of revenue and deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state highway department fund.

(RSMo 1939 8402, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A.L. 1957 p. 623)

Prior revisions: 1929 7784; 1919 7604

CROSS REFERENCE:

Source and application of highway funds, Const. Art. IV 30(b)



Registration of motor vehicles operated for first time in state.

301.100. 1. Motor vehicles not previously registered in Missouri and operated for the first time on the public highways of this state may be initially registered for less than a twelve-month period at the director's option, when in his judgment such fractional registration period shall tend to fulfill the purpose of the monthly series registration system.

2. Upon expiration of the initial fractional registration periods, motor vehicles so registered shall thereafter be registered for twelve-month periods as provided in section 301.030.

3. Application for registration of a motor vehicle not previously registered in Missouri, operated for the first time on the public highways of this state, and previously registered in another state shall be made within thirty days after the owner of such motor vehicle has become a resident of this state.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8389b, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1953 p. 567, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al.)



Director may change registration periods to equalize work.

301.110. 1. Whenever the director shall determine from an increase or decrease in the number of registrations of all types of motor vehicles in any given month that the volume of clerical work of registration of all types of motor vehicles in such month has become so disproportionate to the volume of work in the remaining registration periods as to render the system burdensome or inefficient, he is authorized and empowered to change the registration period of any number of motor vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles, as may be necessary to increase or reduce the volume of registration in one or more periods by advancing the renewal date and shortening the registration period of such motor vehicles.

2. The shifting of registration periods shall be accomplished by notifying the registrants of the change, and giving them credit for that portion of the registration period not yet elapsed. In such instances the director shall order the registrant to surrender the license plates and registration certificate held by him and shall assign and issue, without cost to the owner, new plates and a registration certificate designating the new registration expiration date.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8369b, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1969 S.B. 242)



Service agent obtaining certificate of ownership for owner, definition.

301.112. For the purpose of sections 301.112 to 301.119, "motor vehicle title service agent" shall be deemed to mean any person who acts as an agent for a fee in obtaining a certificate of ownership of a motor vehicle.

(L. 1984 S.B. 416 1)



Service agent required to obtain license, form, qualifications, fee.

301.114. 1. No person shall carry on or conduct a business, the purpose of which is to act as an agent for a fee in obtaining a certificate of ownership of a motor vehicle, unless licensed to do so by the department of revenue.

2. Application for license shall be submitted by July first of each year and shall be made on the form the department prescribes, containing the name of the applicant, the address where business is to be conducted, the resident's address, if the applicant is an individual, the names and residents' addresses of the partners of the applicant, if a partnership, the names and residents' addresses of the principal officers of the applicant and the state of its incorporation, if a corporation. The application shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the applicant, or if the applicant is a partnership or a corporation, by a partner or officer of the applicant and shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars.

3. The department shall file each application received by it with the required fee, and when satisfied that the applicant, if an individual, or each of the partners or principal officers of the applicant, if a partnership or a corporation, is of good moral character and that the applicant, so far as can be ascertained, has complied and will comply with the laws of this state relating to certificates of title of vehicles, shall issue to the applicant a license to carry on and conduct business at the address specified in the application until July first next following the date on which the license is issued.

(L. 1984 S.B. 416 2, 3)



Records required to be kept by service agents, time period--records open for inspection.

301.116. 1. Every licensee shall maintain for three years a record of:

(1) Date of application of certificate of title of vehicles;

(2) Name and address of the owner;

(3) Name of the manufacturer;

(4) Vehicle identification number and year of manufacture;

(5) Style of vehicle;

(6) Odometer setting.

2. Any record kept pursuant to subsection 1 of this section shall be open to inspection by any authorized representative of the department, member of the Missouri highway patrol or any authorized peace officer during reasonable business hours.

(L. 1984 S.B. 416 5)



Bond requirements for service agents--paid out, when--liability limitation.

301.117. 1. The application for licensure shall be accompanied by a corporate surety bond in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars and conditioned on the faithful performance of all requirements for the lawful obtaining or receiving of certificates of ownership for motor vehicles.

2. The bond shall be an indemnity for any loss sustained by reason of the acts of the person bonded when such acts constitute grounds for the suspension or revocation of his license. The bonds shall be executed in the name of Missouri for the benefit of any aggrieved party; except, that the aggregate liability to all aggrieved parties shall, in no event, exceed the amount of the bond. The proceeds of the bond shall be paid upon receipt by the director of a final judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction against the principal and in favor of an aggrieved party.

(L. 1984 S.B. 416 6)



Revocation or suspension of license, procedure, grounds--violations, a misdemeanor.

301.119. 1. The department shall suspend or revoke a license, upon notice and reasonable opportunity to be heard, as otherwise provided by law if it finds:

(1) The license was fraudulently procured or erroneously issued; or

(2) The applicant, or any partner or principal officer of the applicant, if a partnership or corporation, has failed to comply with the laws of this state relating to certificate of title of vehicles; or

(3) The license is not prominently displayed.

2. Any person who violates any provision of sections 301.112 to 301.119 is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1984 S.B. 416 4, 7)



License plates returned, when.

301.120. When the owner of a motor vehicle moves the vehicle to another state, he shall return the license plates to the director of revenue within ninety days or upon the expiration of the period of reciprocity granted by the new state of residence; or if the owner of a motor vehicle ceases to operate the vehicle in Missouri, he shall return the license plates to the director of revenue within ninety days.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8369b, A.L. 1951 p. 690, A.L. 1971 S.B. 158)



Return of plates, partial refund.

301.121. 1. When the owner of a commercial motor vehicle registered in excess of fifty-four thousand pounds returns the license plates to the director of revenue as provided in section 301.120, but not for a license suspension or revocation, the owner shall receive a refund or credit of any pro rata amount to be determined by the calendar quarters remaining before expiration of the license plates. Such refund or credit shall be granted based upon the date the license plates are surrendered to the director of revenue. Any credit or refund may be applied toward any subsequent application for a Missouri registration only if a commercial motor vehicle. Any refunded portion of a registration fee which was distributed according to the provisions of article IV, section 30(b) of the Constitution of Missouri shall be refunded proportionately from state, city and county funds.

2. When the owner of a commercial motor vehicle registered in excess of fifty-four thousand pounds returns the license plate or plates to the appropriate official in the state where the license plate for the commercial motor vehicle was issued, a refund or credit shall be issued by the director of revenue as provided in subsection 1 of this section. If the refund is to come from moneys previously transferred to another state by this state as a result of a reciprocity agreement, such refund by the director of revenue may only be made upon return of such moneys from that state to the director. If such moneys are not returned by that state, such refund will not be made.

(L. 1986 H.B. 1320 2, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2001 S.B. 520)



Advisory committee, duties, members, public meetings, expenses, dissolution of committee.

301.129. There is established in this section an advisory committee for the department of revenue, which shall exist solely to develop uniform designs and common colors for motor vehicle license plates issued under this chapter and to determine appropriate license plate parameters for all license plates issued under this chapter. The advisory committee may adopt more than one type of design and color scheme for license plates issued under this chapter; however, each license plate of a distinct type shall be uniform in design and color scheme with all other license plates of that distinct type. The specifications for the fully reflective material used for the plates, as required by section 301.130, shall be determined by the committee. Such plates shall meet any specific requirements prescribed in this chapter. The advisory committee shall consist of the director of revenue, the superintendent of the highway patrol, the correctional enterprises administrator, and the respective chairpersons of both the senate and house of representatives transportation committees. Notwithstanding section 226.200 to the contrary, the general assembly may appropriate state highways and transportation department funds for the requirements of section 301.130 and this section. Prior to January 1, 2007, the committee shall meet, select a chairman from among their members, and develop uniform design and license plate parameters for the motor vehicle license plates issued under this chapter. Prior to determining the final design of the plates, the committee shall hold at least three public meetings in different areas of the state to invite public input on the final design. Members of the committee shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this section out of funds appropriated for that purpose. The committee shall direct the director of revenue to implement its final design of the uniform motor vehicle license plates and any specific parameters for all license plates developed by the committee not later than January 1, 2007. The committee shall be dissolved upon completion of its duties under this section.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2005 H.B. 487)



License plates, required slogan and information--special plates--plates, how displayed--tabs to be used--rulemaking authority, procedure.

301.130. 1. The director of revenue, upon receipt of a proper application for registration, required fees and any other information which may be required by law, shall issue to the applicant a certificate of registration in such manner and form as the director of revenue may prescribe and a set of license plates, or other evidence of registration, as provided by this section. Each set of license plates shall bear the name or abbreviated name of this state, the words "SHOW-ME STATE", the month and year in which the registration shall expire, and an arrangement of numbers or letters, or both, as shall be assigned from year to year by the director of revenue. The plates shall also contain fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design for each type of license plate issued pursuant to this chapter. The plates shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive. Special plates for qualified disabled veterans will have the "DISABLED VETERAN" wording on the license plates in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE" and special plates for members of the National Guard will have the "NATIONAL GUARD" wording in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE".

2. The arrangement of letters and numbers of license plates shall be uniform throughout each classification of registration. The director may provide for the arrangement of the numbers in groups or otherwise, and for other distinguishing marks on the plates.

3. All property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to be registered at a gross weight in excess of twelve thousand pounds, all passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles, local transit buses, school buses, trailers, semitrailers, motorcycles, motortricycles, motorscooters and driveaway vehicles shall be registered with the director of revenue as provided for in subsection 3 of section 301.030, or with the state highways and transportation commission as otherwise provided in this chapter, but only one license plate shall be issued for each such vehicle, except as provided in this subsection. The applicant for registration of any property-carrying commercial vehicle registered at a gross weight in excess of twelve thousand pounds may request and be issued two license plates for such vehicle, and if such plates are issued, the director of revenue shall provide for distinguishing marks on the plates indicating one plate is for the front and the other is for the rear of such vehicle. The director may assess and collect an additional charge from the applicant in an amount not to exceed the fee prescribed for personalized license plates in subsection 1 of section 301.144.

4. The plates issued to manufacturers and dealers shall bear the letters and numbers as prescribed by section 301.560, and the director may place upon the plates other letters or marks to distinguish commercial motor vehicles and trailers and other types of motor vehicles.

5. No motor vehicle or trailer shall be operated on any highway of this state unless it shall have displayed thereon the license plate or set of license plates issued by the director of revenue or the state highways and transportation commission and authorized by section 301.140*. Each such plate shall be securely fastened to the motor vehicle or trailer in a manner so that all parts thereof shall be plainly visible and reasonably clean so that the reflective qualities thereof are not impaired. Each such plate may be encased in a transparent cover so long as the plate is plainly visible and its reflective qualities are not impaired. License plates shall be fastened to all motor vehicles except trucks, tractors, truck tractors or truck-tractors licensed in excess of twelve thousand pounds on the front and rear of such vehicles not less than eight nor more than forty-eight inches above the ground, with the letters and numbers thereon right side up. The license plates on trailers, motorcycles, motortricycles and motorscooters shall be displayed on the rear of such vehicles, with the letters and numbers thereon right side up. The license plate on buses, other than school buses, and on trucks, tractors, truck tractors or truck-tractors licensed in excess of twelve thousand pounds shall be displayed on the front of such vehicles not less than eight nor more than forty-eight inches above the ground, with the letters and numbers thereon right side up or if two plates are issued for the vehicle pursuant to subsection 3 of this section, displayed in the same manner on the front and rear of such vehicles. The license plate or plates authorized by section 301.140*, when properly attached, shall be prima facie evidence that the required fees have been paid.

6. (1) The director of revenue shall issue annually or biennially a tab or set of tabs as provided by law as evidence of the annual payment of registration fees and the current registration of a vehicle in lieu of the set of plates. Beginning January 1, 2010, the director may prescribe any additional information recorded on the tab or tabs to ensure that the tab or tabs positively correlate with the license plate or plates issued by the department of revenue for such vehicle. Such tabs shall be produced in each license bureau office.

(2) The vehicle owner to whom a tab or set of tabs is issued shall affix and display such tab or tabs in the designated area of the license plate, no more than one per plate.

(3) A tab or set of tabs issued by the director of revenue when attached to a vehicle in the prescribed manner shall be prima facie evidence that the registration fee for such vehicle has been paid.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the director of revenue shall issue plates for a period of at least six years.

(5) For those commercial motor vehicles and trailers registered pursuant to section 301.041, the plate issued by the highways and transportation commission shall be a permanent nonexpiring license plate for which no tabs shall be issued. Nothing in this section shall relieve the owner of any vehicle permanently registered pursuant to this section from the obligation to pay the annual registration fee due for the vehicle. The permanent nonexpiring license plate shall be returned to the highways and transportation commission upon the sale or disposal of the vehicle by the owner to whom the permanent nonexpiring license plate is issued, or the plate may be transferred to a replacement commercial motor vehicle when the owner files a supplemental application with the Missouri highways and transportation commission for the registration of such replacement commercial motor vehicle. Upon payment of the annual registration fee, the highways and transportation commission shall issue a certificate of registration or other suitable evidence of payment of the annual fee, and such evidence of payment shall be carried at all times in the vehicle for which it is issued.

(6) Upon the sale or disposal of any vehicle permanently registered under this section, or upon the termination of a lease of any such vehicle, the permanent nonexpiring plate issued for such vehicle shall be returned to the highways and transportation commission and shall not be valid for operation of such vehicle, or the plate may be transferred to a replacement vehicle when the owner files a supplemental application with the Missouri highways and transportation commission for the registration of such replacement vehicle. If a vehicle which is permanently registered under this section is sold, wrecked or otherwise disposed of, or the lease terminated, the registrant shall be given credit for any unused portion of the annual registration fee when the vehicle is replaced by the purchase or lease of another vehicle during the registration year.

7. The director of revenue and the highways and transportation commission may prescribe rules and regulations for the effective administration of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

8. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, owners of motor vehicles other than apportioned motor vehicles or commercial motor vehicles licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight may apply for special personalized license plates. Vehicles licensed for eighteen thousand pounds that display special personalized license plates shall be subject to the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of section 301.030.

9. No later than January 1, 2009, the director of revenue shall commence the reissuance of new license plates of such design as directed by the director consistent with the terms, conditions, and provisions of this section and this chapter. Except as otherwise provided in this section, in addition to all other fees required by law, applicants for registration of vehicles with license plates that expire during the period of reissuance, applicants for registration of trailers or semitrailers with license plates that expire during the period of reissuance and applicants for registration of vehicles that are to be issued new license plates during the period of reissuance shall pay the cost of the plates required by this subsection. The additional cost prescribed in this subsection shall not be charged to persons receiving special license plates issued under section 301.073 or 301.443. Historic motor vehicle license plates registered pursuant to section 301.131 and specialized license plates are exempt from the provisions of this subsection. Except for new, replacement, and transfer applications, permanent nonexpiring license plates issued to commercial motor vehicles and trailers registered under section 301.041 are exempt from the provisions of this subsection.

(RSMo 1939 8377, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1977 H.B. 367, et al., A.L. 1981 S.B. 200 merged with H.B. 511, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1067 & 1299, A.L. 1987 H.B. 605, A.L. 1993 S.B. 105, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3 merged with S.B. 156, S.B. 70, A.L. 2001 S.B. 520, A.L. 2003 H.B. 491, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2005 H.B. 487, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82 merged with S.B. 384, A.L. 2008 S.B. 930 & 947, A.L. 2013 H.B. 349)

Prior revisions: 1929 7770; 1919 7564, 7565; 1909 8505

*Section 301.140 was repealed by S.B. 148, 2013 .

CROSS REFERENCES:

Consular identification plates, 26.140

Farm tractors exempted from provisions requiring display of number plates, 304.260.



Historic motor vehicles, permanent registration, fee--license plates--annual mileage allowed, record to be kept--penalty.

301.131. 1. Any motor vehicle over twenty-five years old which is owned solely as a collector's item and which is used and intended to be used for exhibition and educational purposes shall be permanently registered upon payment of a registration fee of twenty-five dollars. Upon the transfer of the title to any such vehicle the registration shall be cancelled and the license plates issued therefor shall be returned to the director of revenue.

2. The owner of any such vehicle shall file an application in a form prescribed by the director, if such vehicle meets the requirements of this section, and a certificate of registration shall be issued therefor. Such certificate need not specify the horsepower of the motor vehicle.

3. The director shall issue to the owner of any motor vehicle registered pursuant to this section the same number of license plates which would be issued with a regular annual registration, containing the number assigned to the registration certificate issued by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

4. Historic vehicles may be driven to and from repair facilities one hundred miles from the vehicle's location, and in addition may be driven up to one thousand miles per year for personal use. The owner of the historic vehicle shall be responsible for keeping a log of the miles driven for personal use each calendar year. Such log must be kept in the historic vehicle when the vehicle is driven on any state road. The historic vehicle's mileage driven in an antique auto tour or event and mileage driven to and from such a tour or event shall not be considered mileage driven for the purpose of the mileage limitations in this section. Violation of this section shall be punishable under section 301.440 and in addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, upon plea or finding of guilt thereof, the director of revenue shall revoke the historic motor vehicle license plates of such violator which were issued pursuant to this section.

5. Notwithstanding any provisions of this section to the contrary, any person possessing a license plate issued by the state of Missouri that is over twenty-five years old, in which the year of the issuance of such plate is consistent with the year of the manufacture of the vehicle, the owner of the vehicle may register such plate as an historic vehicle plate as set forth in subsections 1 and 2 of this section, provided that the configuration of letters, numbers or combination of letters and numbers of such plate are not identical to the configuration of letters, numbers or combination of letters and numbers of any plates already issued to an owner by the director. Such license plate shall not be required to possess the characteristic features of reflective material and common color scheme and design as prescribed in section 301.130. The owner of the historic vehicle registered pursuant to this subsection shall keep the certificate of registration in the vehicle at all times. The certificate of registration shall be prima facie evidence that the vehicle has been properly registered with the director and that all fees have been paid.

(L. 1955 p. 620, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1153, A.L. 1989 S.B. 209, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1997 H.B. 394, A.L. 2002 S.B. 957 merged with S.B. 1093, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Historic motor vehicles exempt from emission inspection, 643.315



Street rod and custom vehicle certificate of title--requirements--fee--safety inspection required--plates issued, content--use of blue dot tail lights.

301.132. 1. For purposes of this section, "street rod" is a vehicle older than 1949 or a vehicle manufactured after 1948 to resemble a vehicle manufactured before 1949; and has been altered from the manufacturer's original design or has a body constructed from nonoriginal materials.

2. The model year and the year of manufacture that are listed on the certificate of title of a street rod vehicle shall be the model year and year of manufacture that the body of such vehicle resembles. The current and all subsequent certificates of ownership shall be designated with the word "REPLICA".

3. For each street rod, there shall be an annual fee equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates in section 301.144 in addition to the regular annual registration fees.

4. In applying for registration of a street rod pursuant to this section, the owner of the street rod shall submit with the application a certification that the vehicle for which the application is made:

(1) Will be maintained for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, and similar uses;

(2) Will not be used for general daily transportation.

5. In addition to the certification required pursuant to subsection 4 of this section, when applying for registration of a street rod, the new owner of the street rod shall provide proof that the street rod passed a safety inspection in accordance with section 307.350 that shall be approved by the department of public safety in consultation with the street rod community in this state.

6. On registration of a vehicle pursuant to this section, the director of the department of revenue shall issue to the owner two license plates containing the number assigned to the registration certificate issued by the director of revenue, and the following words: "STREET ROD", "STATE OF MISSOURI". Such license plates shall be kept securely attached to the motor vehicle registered pursuant to this section. The director of revenue shall determine the characteristic features of such license plates for vehicles registered pursuant to the provisions of this section so that they may be recognized as such, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

7. Unless the presence of the equipment was specifically required by a statute of this state as a condition of sale in the year listed as the year of manufacture on the certificate of title, the presence of any specific equipment is not required for the operation of a vehicle registered pursuant to this section.

8. Except as provided in subsection 5 of this section, a vehicle registered pursuant to this section is exempt from any statute of this state that requires periodic vehicle inspections and from any statute of this state that requires the use and inspection of emission controls.

9. A "custom vehicle" means any motor vehicle that:

(1) Is at least twenty-five years old and of a model year after 1948, or was manufactured to resemble a vehicle twenty-five years old or older and of a model year after 1948; and

(2) Has been altered from the manufacturer's original design, or has an entire body constructed from nonoriginal materials.

10. The model year and the year of manufacture that are listed on the certificate of title of a custom vehicle shall be the model year and year of manufacture that the body of such vehicle resembles. The current and all subsequent certificates of ownership shall be designated with the word "REPLICA".

11. For each custom vehicle, there shall be an annual fee equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates in section 301.144 in addition to the regular annual registration fees.

12. In applying for registration of a custom vehicle pursuant to this section, the owner of the custom vehicle shall submit with the application a certification that the vehicle for which the application is made:

(1) Will be maintained for occasional transportation, exhibits, club activities, parades, tours, and similar uses; and

(2) Will not be used for general daily transportation.

13. In addition to the certification required pursuant to subsection 12 of this section, when applying for registration of a custom vehicle, the new owner of the custom vehicle shall provide proof that the custom vehicle passed a safety inspection in accordance with section 307.350 that shall be approved by the department of public safety in consultation with the street rod community in this state.

14. On registration of a vehicle pursuant to this section, the director of the department of revenue shall issue to the owner two license plates containing the number assigned to the registration certificate issued by the director of revenue, and the following words: "CUSTOM VEHICLE", "STATE OF MISSOURI". Such license plates shall be kept securely attached to the motor vehicle registered hereunder. The director of revenue shall determine the characteristic features of such license plates for vehicles registered pursuant to the provisions of this section so that they may be recognized as such, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

15. Unless the presence of the equipment was specifically required by a statute of this state as a condition of sale in the year listed as the year of manufacture on the certificate of title, the presence of any specific equipment is not required for the operation of a vehicle registered pursuant to this section.

16. Except as provided in subsection 13 of this section, a vehicle registered pursuant to this section is exempt from any statute of this state that requires periodic vehicle inspections and from any statute of this state that requires the use and inspection of emission controls.

17. For purposes of this section, "blue dot tail light" is a red lamp installed in the rear of a motor vehicle containing a blue or purple insert that is not more than one inch in diameter.

18. A street rod or custom vehicle may use blue dot tail lights for stop lamps, rear turning indicator lamps, rear hazard lamps, and rear reflectors.

(L. 1981 H.B. 511, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Special mobile equipment exempt--when permitted on highways, exception.

301.133. 1. Special mobile equipment may be moved on the highways of this state from one job location to another or to or from places of storage, delivery or repair without complying with the provisions of the law relating to titling and registration and display of license plates but shall comply with all the other requirements of the law relating to motor vehicles, except that such equipment, other than farm equipment, shall not be operated on state maintained roads or highways on Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays, except in emergencies.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section to the contrary, special mobile equipment that travels at a speed above any minimum posted speed limit and is capable of traveling at the uniform maximum speed limits as established in section 304.010, does not exceed the maximum weight limits as established in subsection 3 of section 304.180, and does not exceed the limitations on height, width, or length of section 304.170, so as to require the issuance of a special permit pursuant to section 304.200, may be operated on state maintained roads or highways at any time and on any day.

(L. 1955 p. 627 304.265, A.L. 1987 H.B. 531, A.L. 1995 H.B. 717 merged with S.B. 70, A.L. 2003 H.B. 247)



Daughters of the American Revolution special license plates, application, fee.

301.134. 1. Daughters of the American Revolution who have obtained an emblem-use authorization statement from the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution may apply for Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.

2. Upon application and payment of a one-time twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle.

3. Upon presentation of the statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate to the vehicle owner, which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the words "MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION" and shall engrave the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates issued pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section.

4. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Personalized license plate--design and color--fee.

301.135. Any motor vehicle which is eligible for permanent registration pursuant to the provisions of section 301.131 may also be licensed by the owner thereof with personalized license plates in the same manner as that otherwise provided by law. Such registration and license plates shall be made and issued only upon the payment of an annual fee equivalent to that regularly charged for personalized license plates in addition to the one-time permanent registration fee authorized by section 301.131. Such license plates may have a tab or other identifying characteristics to readily show the year for which issued.

(L. 1981 H.B. 511, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70)

Effective 1-1-97



Parking cones for disabled--rulemaking procedure.

301.139. 1. The director of the department of revenue shall, upon the request of any person who is issued special license plates or a removable windshield placard pursuant to section 301.142 and who uses a wheelchair or transports a person who uses a wheelchair, allow the person to obtain a parking cone bearing the international symbol of accessibility and the words "wheelchair parking space". Parking cones obtained pursuant to this section shall be predominantly orange, fluorescent red-orange, or fluorescent yellow-orange, not less than eighteen inches in height and shall be made of a material that can be struck without damaging vehicles on impact. Parking cones shall be purchased by any person wishing to use such cone.

2. The director of the department of revenue shall promulgate rules and regulations to administer the provisions of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 1999 S.B. 19 14)



Plates removed on transfer or sale of vehicles--use by purchaser--reregistration--use of dealer plates--temporary permits, fees--credit, when--expiration date, certain subsections--additional temporary license plate may be purchased, when--salvage vehicles, temporary permits.

301.140. 1. Upon the transfer of ownership of any motor vehicle or trailer, the certificate of registration and the right to use the number plates shall expire and the number plates shall be removed by the owner at the time of the transfer of possession, and it shall be unlawful for any person other than the person to whom such number plates were originally issued to have the same in his or her possession whether in use or not, unless such possession is solely for charitable purposes; except that the buyer of a motor vehicle or trailer who trades in a motor vehicle or trailer may attach the license plates from the traded-in motor vehicle or trailer to the newly purchased motor vehicle or trailer. The operation of a motor vehicle with such transferred plates shall be lawful for no more than thirty days. As used in this subsection, the term "trade-in motor vehicle or trailer" shall include any single motor vehicle or trailer sold by the buyer of the newly purchased vehicle or trailer, as long as the license plates for the trade-in motor vehicle or trailer are still valid.

2. In the case of a transfer of ownership the original owner may register another motor vehicle under the same number, upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, if the motor vehicle is of horsepower, gross weight or (in the case of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle) seating capacity, not in excess of that originally registered. When such motor vehicle is of greater horsepower, gross weight or (in the case of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle) seating capacity, for which a greater fee is prescribed, applicant shall pay a transfer fee of two dollars and a pro rata portion for the difference in fees. When such vehicle is of less horsepower, gross weight or (in case of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle) seating capacity, for which a lesser fee is prescribed, applicant shall not be entitled to a refund.

3. License plates may be transferred from a motor vehicle which will no longer be operated to a newly purchased motor vehicle by the owner of such vehicles. The owner shall pay a transfer fee of two dollars if the newly purchased vehicle is of horsepower, gross weight or (in the case of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle) seating capacity, not in excess of that of the vehicle which will no longer be operated. When the newly purchased motor vehicle is of greater horsepower, gross weight or (in the case of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle) seating capacity, for which a greater fee is prescribed, the applicant shall pay a transfer fee of two dollars and a pro rata portion of the difference in fees. When the newly purchased vehicle is of less horsepower, gross weight or (in the case of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle) seating capacity, for which a lesser fee is prescribed, the applicant shall not be entitled to a refund.

*4. The director of the department of revenue shall have authority to produce or allow others to produce a weather resistant, nontearing temporary permit authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle or trailer by a buyer for not more than thirty days from the date of purchase. The temporary permit authorized under this section may be purchased by the purchaser of a motor vehicle or trailer from the central office of the department of revenue or from an authorized agent of the department of revenue upon proof of purchase of a motor vehicle or trailer for which the buyer has no registration plate available for transfer and upon proof of financial responsibility, or from a motor vehicle dealer upon purchase of a motor vehicle or trailer for which the buyer has no registration plate available for transfer, or from a motor vehicle dealer upon purchase of a motor vehicle or trailer for which the buyer has registered and is awaiting receipt of registration plates. The director of the department of revenue or a producer authorized by the director of the department of revenue may make temporary permits available to registered dealers in this state, authorized agents of the department of revenue or the department of revenue. The price paid by a motor vehicle dealer, an authorized agent of the department of revenue or the department of revenue for a temporary permit shall not exceed five dollars for each permit. The director of the department of revenue shall direct motor vehicle dealers and authorized agents to obtain temporary permits from an authorized producer. Amounts received by the director of the department of revenue for temporary permits shall constitute state revenue; however, amounts received by an authorized producer other than the director of the department of revenue shall not constitute state revenue and any amounts received by motor vehicle dealers or authorized agents for temporary permits purchased from a producer other than the director of the department of revenue shall not constitute state revenue. In no event shall revenues from the general revenue fund or any other state fund be utilized to compensate motor vehicle dealers or other producers for their role in producing temporary permits as authorized under this section. Amounts that do not constitute state revenue under this section shall also not constitute fees for registration or certificates of title to be collected by the director of the department of revenue under section 301.190. No motor vehicle dealer, authorized agent or the department of revenue shall charge more than five dollars for each permit issued. The permit shall be valid for a period of thirty days from the date of purchase of a motor vehicle or trailer, or from the date of sale of the motor vehicle or trailer by a motor vehicle dealer for which the purchaser obtains a permit as set out above. No permit shall be issued for a vehicle under this section unless the buyer shows proof of financial responsibility. Each temporary permit issued shall be securely fastened to the back or rear of the motor vehicle in a manner and place on the motor vehicle consistent with registration plates so that all parts and qualities of the temporary permit thereof shall be plainly and clearly visible, reasonably clean and are not impaired in any way.

*5. The permit shall be issued on a form prescribed by the director of the department of revenue and issued only for the applicant's temporary operation of the motor vehicle or trailer purchased to enable the applicant to temporarily operate the motor vehicle while proper title and registration plates are being obtained, or while awaiting receipt of registration plates, and shall be displayed on no other motor vehicle. Temporary permits issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable or renewable and shall not be valid upon issuance of proper registration plates for the motor vehicle or trailer. The director of the department of revenue shall determine the size, material, design, numbering configuration, construction, and color of the permit. The director of the department of revenue, at his or her discretion, shall have the authority to reissue, and thereby extend the use of, a temporary permit previously and legally issued for a motor vehicle or trailer while proper title and registration are being obtained.

*6. Every motor vehicle dealer that issues temporary permits shall keep, for inspection by proper officers, an accurate record of each permit issued by recording the permit number, the motor vehicle dealer's number, buyer's name and address, the motor vehicle's year, make, and manufacturer's vehicle identification number, and the permit's date of issuance and expiration date. Upon the issuance of a temporary permit by either the central office of the department of revenue, a motor vehicle dealer or an authorized agent of the department of revenue, the director of the department of revenue shall make the information associated with the issued temporary permit immediately available to the law enforcement community of the state of Missouri.

7. Upon the transfer of ownership of any currently registered motor vehicle wherein the owner cannot transfer the license plates due to a change of motor vehicle category, the owner may surrender the license plates issued to the motor vehicle and receive credit for any unused portion of the original registration fee against the registration fee of another motor vehicle. Such credit shall be granted based upon the date the license plates are surrendered. No refunds shall be made on the unused portion of any license plates surrendered for such credit.

8. The provisions of subsections 4, 5, and 6 of this section shall expire July 1, 2019.

9. An additional temporary license plate produced in a manner and of materials determined by the director to be the most cost-effective means of production with a configuration that matches an existing or newly issued plate may be purchased by a motor vehicle owner to be placed in the interior of the vehicle's rear window such that the driver's view out of the rear window is not obstructed and the plate configuration is clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle to serve as the visible plate when a bicycle rack or other item obstructs the view of the actual plate. Such temporary plate is only authorized for use when the matching actual plate is affixed to the vehicle in the manner prescribed in subsection 5 of section 301.130. The fee charged for the temporary plate shall be equal to the fee charged for a temporary permit issued under subsection 4 of this section. Replacement temporary plates authorized in this subsection may be issued as needed upon the payment of a fee equal to the fee charged for a temporary permit under subsection 4 of this section. The newly produced third plate may only be used on the vehicle with the matching plate, and the additional plate shall be clearly recognizable as a third plate and only used for the purpose specified in this subsection.

10. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.127**, the director may issue a temporary permit to an individual who possesses a salvage motor vehicle which requires an inspection under subsection 9 of section 301.190. The operation of a salvage motor vehicle for which the permit has been issued shall be limited to the most direct route from the residence, maintenance, or storage facility of the individual in possession of such motor vehicle to the nearest authorized inspection facility and return to the originating location. Notwithstanding any other requirements for the issuance of a temporary permit under this section, an individual obtaining a temporary permit for the purpose of operating a motor vehicle to and from an examination facility as prescribed in this subsection shall also purchase the required motor vehicle examination form which is required to be completed for an examination under subsection 9 of section 301.190 and provide satisfactory evidence that such vehicle has passed a motor vehicle safety inspection for such vehicle as required in section 307.350.

11. The director of the department of revenue may promulgate all necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2012, shall be invalid and void.

***12. The repeal and reenactment of this section shall become effective on the date the department of revenue or a producer authorized by the director of the department of revenue begins producing temporary permits described in subsection 4 of such section, or on July 1, 2013, whichever occurs first. If the director of revenue or a producer authorized by the director of the department of revenue begins producing temporary permits prior to July 1, 2013, the director of the department of revenue shall notify the revisor of statutes of such fact.

(RSMo 1939 8382, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1275, A.L. 1979 H.B. 90, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1153, A.L. 1987 H.B. 605, A.L. 1996 H.B. 991 merged with S.B. 560, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1300, A.L. 1999 S.B. 19, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402 merged with S.B. 470 301.140 and C merged with S.B. 568 301.140 and D merged with S.B. 611 301.140 and B, A.L. 2013 S.B. 148)

Prior revisions: 1929 7774; 1919 7561

*Subsections 4, 5, and 6 expire 7-1-19.

**Section 301.127 does not exist.

***The effective date was 7-01-13, the Revisor did not receive notification prior to this date.



Fraudulent procurement, use, or certification of disabled person license plates--penalty--health care practitioners, false physician's statement, penalty.

301.141. 1. Fraudulent procurement or use of disabled-person license plates or windshield placards shall be a class B misdemeanor.

2. Any physician or other health care practitioner authorized to issue a physician's statement or certificate to enable persons to obtain disabled license plates or windshield hanging placards pursuant to section 301.142 who issues, signs, or furnishes such statement or certificate to any person who does not meet one or more of the conditions set forth in subsection 1 of section 301.142, if there is no basis for the diagnosis given, or who issues, signs, or furnishes such statement for a condition, the diagnosis of which is outside the scope of such health care provider's license, is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

(L. 1999 H.B. 343 3, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05

CROSS REFERENCE:

Fraudulent procurement or use of a disabled person license plate, penalty, 301.142



Definitions--plates for disabled and placard for windshield, issued when--physician statements, requirements--death of disabled person, effect--lost or stolen placard, replacement of, fee--recertification and review by director, when--penalties for certain fraudulent acts.

301.142. 1. As used in sections 301.141 to 301.143, the following terms mean:

(1) "Department", the department of revenue;

(2) "Director", the director of the department of revenue;

(3) "Other authorized health care practitioner" includes advanced practice registered nurses licensed pursuant to chapter 335, physician assistants licensed pursuant to chapter 334, chiropractors licensed pursuant to chapter 331, podiatrists licensed pursuant to chapter 330, and optometrists licensed pursuant to chapter 336;

(4) "Physically disabled", a natural person who is blind, as defined in section 8.700, or a natural person with medical disabilities which prohibits, limits, or severely impairs one's ability to ambulate or walk, as determined by a licensed physician or other authorized health care practitioner as follows:

(a) The person cannot ambulate or walk fifty or less feet without stopping to rest due to a severe and disabling arthritic, neurological, orthopedic condition, or other severe and disabling condition; or

(b) The person cannot ambulate or walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device; or

(c) Is restricted by a respiratory or other disease to such an extent that the person's forced respiratory expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty mm/hg on room air at rest; or

(d) Uses portable oxygen; or

(e) Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association; or

(f) A person's age, in and of itself, shall not be a factor in determining whether such person is physically disabled or is otherwise entitled to disabled license plates and/or disabled windshield hanging placards within the meaning of sections 301.141 to 301.143;

(5) "Physician", a person licensed to practice medicine pursuant to chapter 334;

(6) "Physician's statement", a statement personally signed by a duly authorized person which certifies that a person is disabled as defined in this section;

(7) "Temporarily disabled person", a disabled person as defined in this section whose disability or incapacity is expected to last no more than one hundred eighty days;

(8) "Temporary windshield placard", a placard to be issued to persons who are temporarily disabled persons as defined in this section, certification of which shall be indicated on the physician's statement;

(9) "Windshield placard", a placard to be issued to persons who are physically disabled as defined in this section, certification of which shall be indicated on the physician's statement.

2. Other authorized health care practitioners may furnish to a disabled or temporarily disabled person a physician's statement for only those physical health care conditions for which such health care practitioner is legally authorized to diagnose and treat.

3. A physician's statement shall:

(1) Be on a form prescribed by the director of revenue;

(2) Set forth the specific diagnosis and medical condition which renders the person physically disabled or temporarily disabled as defined in this section;

(3) Include the physician's or other authorized health care practitioner's license number; and

(4) Be personally signed by the issuing physician or other authorized health care practitioner.

4. If it is the professional opinion of the physician or other authorized health care practitioner issuing the statement that the physical disability of the applicant, user, or member of the applicant's household is permanent, it shall be noted on the statement. Otherwise, the physician or other authorized health care practitioner shall note on the statement the anticipated length of the disability which period may not exceed one hundred eighty days. If the physician or health care practitioner fails to record an expiration date on the physician's statement, the director shall issue a temporary windshield placard for a period of thirty days.

5. A physician or other authorized health care practitioner who issues or signs a physician's statement so that disabled plates or a disabled windshield placard may be obtained shall maintain in such disabled person's medical chart documentation that such a certificate has been issued, the date the statement was signed, the diagnosis or condition which existed that qualified the person as disabled pursuant to this section and shall contain sufficient documentation so as to objectively confirm that such condition exists.

6. The medical or other records of the physician or other authorized health care practitioner who issued a physician's statement shall be open to inspection and review by such practitioner's licensing board, in order to verify compliance with this section. Information contained within such records shall be confidential unless required for prosecution, disciplinary purposes, or otherwise required to be disclosed by law.

7. Owners of motor vehicles who are residents of the state of Missouri, and who are physically disabled, owners of motor vehicles operated at least fifty percent of the time by a physically disabled person, or owners of motor vehicles used to primarily transport physically disabled members of the owner's household may obtain disabled person license plates. Such owners, upon application, accompanied by the documents and fees provided for in this section, a current physician's statement which has been issued within ninety days proceeding the date the application is made and proof of compliance with the state motor vehicle laws relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles, shall be issued motor vehicle license plates for vehicles, other than commercial vehicles with a gross weight in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds, upon which shall be inscribed the international wheelchair accessibility symbol and the word "DISABLED" in addition to a combination of letters and numbers. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

8. The director shall further issue, upon request, to such applicant one, and for good cause shown, as the director may define by rule and regulations, not more than two, removable disabled windshield hanging placards for use when the disabled person is occupying a vehicle or when a vehicle not bearing the permanent handicap plate is being used to pick up, deliver, or collect the physically disabled person issued the disabled motor vehicle license plate or disabled windshield hanging placard.

9. No additional fee shall be paid to the director for the issuance of the special license plates provided in this section, except for special personalized license plates and other license plates described in this subsection. Priority for any specific set of special license plates shall be given to the applicant who received the number in the immediately preceding license period subject to the applicant's compliance with the provisions of this section and any applicable rules or regulations issued by the director. If determined feasible by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, any special license plate issued pursuant to this section may be adapted to also include the international wheelchair accessibility symbol and the word "DISABLED" as prescribed in this section and such plate may be issued to any applicant who meets the requirements of this section and the other appropriate provision of this chapter, subject to the requirements and fees of the appropriate provision of this chapter.

10. Any physically disabled person, or the parent or guardian of any such person, or any not-for-profit group, organization, or other entity which transports more than one physically disabled person, may apply to the director of revenue for a removable windshield placard. The placard may be used in motor vehicles which do not bear the permanent handicap symbol on the license plate. Such placards must be hung from the front, middle rearview mirror of a parked motor vehicle and may not be hung from the mirror during operation. These placards may only be used during the period of time when the vehicle is being used by a disabled person, or when the vehicle is being used to pick up, deliver, or collect a disabled person. When there is no rearview mirror, the placard shall be displayed on the dashboard on the driver's side.

11. The removable windshield placard shall conform to the specifications, in respect to size, color, and content, as set forth in federal regulations published by the Department of Transportation. The removable windshield placard shall be renewed every four years. The director may stagger the expiration dates to equalize workload. Only one removable placard may be issued to an applicant who has been issued disabled person license plates. Upon request, one additional windshield placard may be issued to an applicant who has not been issued disabled person license plates.

12. A temporary windshield placard shall be issued to any physically disabled person, or the parent or guardian of any such person who otherwise qualifies except that the physical disability, in the opinion of the physician, is not expected to exceed a period of one hundred eighty days. The temporary windshield placard shall conform to the specifications, in respect to size, color, and content, as set forth in federal regulations published by the Department of Transportation. The fee for the temporary windshield placard shall be two dollars. Upon request, and for good cause shown, one additional temporary windshield placard may be issued to an applicant. Temporary windshield placards shall be issued upon presentation of the physician's statement provided by this section and shall be displayed in the same manner as removable windshield placards. A person or entity shall be qualified to possess and display a temporary removable windshield placard for six months and the placard may be renewed once for an additional six months if a physician's statement pursuant to this section is supplied to the director of revenue at the time of renewal.

13. Application for license plates or windshield placards issued pursuant to this section shall be made to the director of revenue and shall be accompanied by a statement signed by a licensed physician or other authorized health care practitioner which certifies that the applicant, user, or member of the applicant's household is a physically disabled person as defined by this section.

14. The placard shall be renewable only by the person or entity to which the placard was originally issued. Any placard issued pursuant to this section shall only be used when the physically disabled occupant for whom the disabled plate or placard was issued is in the motor vehicle at the time of parking or when a physically disabled person is being delivered or collected. A disabled license plate and/or a removable windshield hanging placard are not transferable and may not be used by any other person whether disabled or not.

15. At the time the disabled plates or windshield hanging placards are issued, the director shall issue a registration certificate which shall include the applicant's name, address, and other identifying information as prescribed by the director, or if issued to an agency, such agency's name and address. This certificate shall further contain the disabled license plate number or, for windshield hanging placards, the registration or identifying number stamped on the placard. The validated registration receipt given to the applicant shall serve as the registration certificate.

16. The director shall, upon issuing any disabled registration certificate for license plates and/or windshield hanging placards, provide information which explains that such plates or windshield hanging placards are nontransferable, and the restrictions explaining who and when a person or vehicle which bears or has the disabled plates or windshield hanging placards may be used or be parked in a disabled reserved parking space, and the penalties prescribed for violations of the provisions of this act.

17. Every new applicant for a disabled license plate or placard shall be required to present a new physician's statement dated no more than ninety days prior to such application. Renewal applicants will be required to submit a physician's statement dated no more than ninety days prior to such application upon their first renewal occurring on or after August 1, 2005. Upon completing subsequent renewal applications, a physician's statement dated no more than ninety days prior to such application shall be required every fourth year. Such physician's statement shall state the expiration date for the temporary windshield placard. If the physician fails to record an expiration date on the physician's statement, the director shall issue the temporary windshield placard for a period of thirty days. The director may stagger the requirement of a physician's statement on all renewals for the initial implementation of a four-year period.

18. The director of revenue upon receiving a physician's statement pursuant to this subsection shall check with the state board of registration for the healing arts created in section 334.120, or the Missouri state board of nursing established in section 335.021, with respect to physician's statements signed by advanced practice registered nurses, or the Missouri state board of chiropractic examiners established in section 331.090, with respect to physician's statements signed by licensed chiropractors, or with the board of optometry established in section 336.130, with respect to physician's statements signed by licensed optometrists, or the state board of podiatric medicine created in section 330.100, with respect to physician's statements signed by physicians of the foot or podiatrists to determine whether the physician is duly licensed and registered pursuant to law. If such applicant obtaining a disabled license plate or placard presents proof of disability in the form of a statement from the United States Veterans' Administration verifying that the person is permanently disabled, the applicant shall be exempt from the four-year certification requirement of this subsection for renewal of the plate or placard. Initial applications shall be accompanied by the physician's statement required by this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (f) of subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of this section, any person seventy-five years of age or older who provided the physician's statement with the original application shall not be required to provide a physician's statement for the purpose of renewal of disabled persons license plates or windshield placards.

19. The boards shall cooperate with the director and shall supply information requested pursuant to this subsection. The director shall, in cooperation with the boards which shall assist the director, establish a list of all Missouri physicians and other authorized health care practitioners and of any other information necessary to administer this section.

20. Where the owner's application is based on the fact that the vehicle is used at least fifty percent of the time by a physically disabled person, the applicant shall submit a statement stating this fact, in addition to the physician's statement. The statement shall be signed by both the owner of the vehicle and the physically disabled person. The applicant shall be required to submit this statement with each application for license plates. No person shall willingly or knowingly submit a false statement and any such false statement shall be considered perjury and may be punishable pursuant to section 301.420.

21. The director of revenue shall retain all physicians' statements and all other documents received in connection with a person's application for disabled license plates and/or disabled windshield placards.

22. The director of revenue shall enter into reciprocity agreements with other states or the federal government for the purpose of recognizing disabled person license plates or windshield placards issued to physically disabled persons.

23. When a person to whom disabled person license plates or a removable or temporary windshield placard or both have been issued dies, the personal representative of the decedent or such other person who may come into or otherwise take possession of the disabled license plates or disabled windshield placard shall return the same to the director of revenue under penalty of law. Failure to return such plates or placards shall constitute a class B misdemeanor.

24. The director of revenue may order any person issued disabled person license plates or windshield placards to submit to an examination by a chiropractor, osteopath, or physician, or to such other investigation as will determine whether such person qualifies for the special plates or placards.

25. If such person refuses to submit or is found to no longer qualify for special plates or placards provided for in this section, the director of revenue shall collect the special plates or placards, and shall furnish license plates to replace the ones collected as provided by this chapter.

26. In the event a removable or temporary windshield placard is lost, stolen, or mutilated, the lawful holder thereof shall, within five days, file with the director of revenue an application and an affidavit stating such fact, in order to purchase a new placard. The fee for the replacement windshield placard shall be four dollars.

27. Fraudulent application, renewal, issuance, procurement or use of disabled person license plates or windshield placards shall be a class A misdemeanor. It is a class B misdemeanor for a physician, chiropractor, podiatrist or optometrist to certify that an individual or family member is qualified for a license plate or windshield placard based on a disability, the diagnosis of which is outside their scope of practice or if there is no basis for the diagnosis.

(L. 1977 H.B. 367, et al. 1, A.L. 1981 H.B. 511, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1489, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1062 & 929, A.L. 1987 H.B. 605, A.L. 1991 S.B. 177, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1997 H.B. 389, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1092 merged with H.B. 1410 merged with S.B. 649, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343 merged with S.B. 19, A.L. 2001 S.B. 111, A.L. 2003 H.B. 491, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2006 H.B. 1762, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2010 S.B. 754)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Designated disabled parking spaces, use of, when, 304.079

(2006) Collection of fee for removable windshield placards is a discriminatory surcharge under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Klingler v. Director, Department of Revenue, 433 F.3d 1078 (8th Cir.).



Parking space for physically disabled may be established by political subdivisions and others--signs, violations, enforcement, penalty--handicap and handicapped prohibited on signage, when.

301.143. 1. As used in this section, the term "vehicle" shall have the same meaning given it in section 301.010, and the term "physically disabled" shall have the same meaning given it in section 301.142.

2. Political subdivisions of the state may by ordinance or resolution designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to section 301.071 or 301.142. Owners of private property used for public parking shall also designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to section 301.071 or 301.142. Whenever a political subdivision or owner of private property so designates a parking space, the space shall be indicated by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and may also include any appropriate wording such as "Accessible Parking" to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card. The sign described in this subsection shall also state, or an additional sign shall be posted below or adjacent to the sign stating, the following: "$50 to $300 fine.". Beginning August 28, 2011, when any political subdivision or owner of private property restripes a parking lot or constructs a new parking lot, one in every four accessible spaces, but not less than one, shall be served by an access aisle a minimum of ninety-six inches wide and shall be designated "lift van accessible only" with signs that meet the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and any rules or regulations established pursuant thereto.

3. Any political subdivision, by ordinance or resolution, and any person or corporation in lawful possession of a public off-street parking facility or any other owner of private property may designate reserved parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to section 301.071 or 301.142 as close as possible to the nearest accessible entrance. Such designation shall be made by posting immediately adjacent to, and visible from, each space, a sign upon which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility, and may also include any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card.

4. The local police or sheriff's department may cause the removal of any vehicle not displaying a distinguishing license plate or card on which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and the word "disabled" issued pursuant to section 301.142 or a "disabled veteran" license plate issued pursuant to section 301.071 or a distinguishing license plate or card issued by any other state from a space designated for physically disabled persons if there is posted immediately adjacent to, and readily visible from, such space a sign on which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and may include any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card. Any person who parks in a space reserved for physically disabled persons and is not displaying distinguishing license plates or a card is guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than three hundred dollars. Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not properly claimed within thirty days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle.

5. Spaces designated for use by vehicles displaying the distinguishing "disabled" license plate issued pursuant to section 301.142 or 301.071 shall meet the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and any rules or regulations established pursuant thereto. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, on-street parking spaces designated by political subdivisions in residential areas for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to section 301.071 or 301.142 shall meet the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act pursuant to this subsection and any such space shall have clearly and visibly painted upon it the international symbol of accessibility and any curb adjacent to the space shall be clearly and visibly painted blue.

6. Any person who, without authorization, uses a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to section 301.071 or 301.142 to park in a parking space reserved under authority of this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

7. Law enforcement officials may enter upon private property open to public use to enforce the provisions of this section and section 301.142, including private property designated by the owner of such property for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to section 301.071 or 301.142.

8. Nonconforming signs or spaces otherwise required pursuant to this section which are in use prior to August 28, 2011, shall not be in violation of this section during the useful life of such signs or spaces. Under no circumstances shall the useful life of the nonconforming signs or spaces be extended by means other than those means used to maintain any sign or space on the owner's property which is not used for vehicles displaying a disabled license plate.

9. Beginning August 28, 2011, all new signs erected under this section shall not contain the words "Handicap Parking" or "Handicapped Parking".

(L. 1981 H.B. 511 8, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1062 & 929, A.L. 1997 H.B. 389, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1410, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2011 H.B. 555)



Personalized license plates, appearance, fees--new plates every three years without charge--obscene or offensive plates prohibited--amateur radio operators, plates, how marked--repossessed vehicles, placards--retired U.S. military plates, how marked.

301.144. 1. The director of revenue shall establish and issue special personalized license plates containing letters or numbers or combinations of letters and numbers. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Any person desiring to obtain a special personalized license plate for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight shall apply to the director of revenue on a form provided by the director and shall pay a fee of fifteen dollars in addition to the regular registration fees. The director of revenue shall issue rules and regulations setting the standards and establishing the procedure for application for and issuance of the special personalized license plates and shall provide a deadline each year for the applications. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2001, shall be invalid and void. No two owners shall be issued identical plates. An owner shall make a new application and pay a new fee each year such owner desires to obtain or retain special personalized license plates; however, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 8 of section 301.130 to the contrary, the director shall allow the special personalized license plates to be replaced with new plates every three years without any additional charge, above the fee established in this section, to the renewal applicant. Any person currently in possession of an approved personalized license plate shall have first priority on that particular plate for each of the following years that timely and appropriate application is made.

2. Upon application for a personalized plate by the owner of a motor vehicle for which the owner has no registration plate available for transfer as prescribed by section 301.140, the director shall issue a temporary permit authorizing the operation of the motor vehicle until the personalized plate is issued.

3. No personalized license plates shall be issued containing any letters, numbers or combination of letters and numbers which are obscene, profane, patently offensive or contemptuous of a racial or ethnic group, or offensive to good taste or decency, or would present an unreasonable danger to the health or safety of the applicant, of other users of streets and highways, or of the public in any location where the vehicle with such a plate may be found. The director may recall any personalized license plates, including those issued prior to August 28, 1992, if the director determines that the plates are obscene, profane, patently offensive or contemptuous of a racial or ethnic group, or offensive to good taste or decency, or would present an unreasonable danger to the health or safety of the applicant, of other users of streets and highways, or of the public in any location where the vehicle with such a plate may be found. Where the director recalls such plates pursuant to the provisions of this subsection, the director shall reissue personalized license plates to the owner of the motor vehicle for which they were issued at no charge, if the new plates proposed by the owner of the motor vehicle meet the standards established pursuant to this section. The director shall not apply the provisions of this statute in a way that violates the Missouri or United States Constitutions as interpreted by the courts with controlling authority in the state of Missouri. The primary purpose of motor vehicle license plates is to identify motor vehicles. Nothing in the issuance of a personalized license plate creates a designated or limited public forum. Nothing contained in this subsection shall be interpreted to prohibit the use of license plates, which are no longer valid for registration purposes, as collector's items or for decorative purposes.

4. The director may also establish categories of special license plates from which license plates may be issued. Any such person, other than a person exempted from the additional fee pursuant to subsection 7 of this section, that desires a personalized special license plate from any such category shall pay the same additional fee and make the same kind of application as that required by subsection 1 of this section, and the director shall issue such plates in the same manner as other personalized special license plates are issued.

5. The director of revenue shall issue to residents of the state of Missouri who hold an unrevoked and unexpired official amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission, upon application and upon payment of the additional fee specified in subsection 1 of this section, except for a person exempted from the additional fee pursuant to subsection 7 of this section, personalized special license plates bearing the official amateur radio call letters assigned by the Federal Communications Commission to the applicant with the words "AMATEUR RADIO" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". The application shall be accompanied by a statement stating that the applicant has an unrevoked and unexpired amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission and the official radio call letters assigned by the Federal Communications Commission to the applicant. An owner making a new application and paying a new fee to retain an amateur radio plate may request a replacement plate with the words "AMATEUR RADIO" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". If application is made to retain a plate that is three years old or older, the replacement plate shall be issued upon the payment of required fees.

6. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, any business that repossesses motor vehicles or trailers and sells or otherwise disposes of them shall be issued a placard displaying the word "Repossessed", provided such business pays the license fees presently required of a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer in section 301.560. Such placard shall bear a number and shall be in such form as the director of revenue shall determine, and shall be only used for demonstrations when displayed substantially as provided for number plates on the rear of the repossessed motor vehicle or trailer.

7. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any person who has retired from any branch of the United States Armed Forces or reserves, the United States Coast Guard or reserve, the United States Merchant Marines or reserve, the National Guard, or any subdivision of any such services shall be exempt from the additional fee required for personalized license plates issued pursuant to section 301.441. As used in this subsection, "retired" means having served twenty or more years in the appropriate branch of service and having received an honorable discharge.

(L. 1977 H.B. 367, et al. 2, A.L. 1979 S.B. 12, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1984 S.B. 505 & 471, A.L. 1989 S.B. 209, A.L. 1992 S.B. 607, A.L. 1993 S.B. 329, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3 and A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2001 S.B. 13, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Congressional Medal of Honor, special license plates.

301.145. Any person who has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle he owns, either solely or jointly, other than commercial vehicles weighing over twelve thousand pounds, as provided in this section. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of receipt of the Congressional Medal of Honor as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing the words "CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR" in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

(L. 1986 H.B. 1062 & 929, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70)

Effective 1-1-97



Law enforcement or public safety agency may request special licenses, granted when--confidentiality.

301.146. 1. Any federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement or public safety agency may request the issuance of special license plates and drivers licenses. Upon receipt of such a request, the director of revenue shall determine whether or not the special license plates and drivers licenses are to be used for a legitimate law enforcement or public safety purpose and if he so determines then the director of revenue shall issue the special license plates and drivers licenses subject to such conditions as he shall decide, in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. All decisions of the director of revenue relating to the special law enforcement or public safety license plates or drivers licenses shall be final.

2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, records pertaining to the request for, issuance of, retention of or disposal of special license plates and drivers licenses issued for law enforcement or public safety purposes as provided for in this section shall not be subject to public disclosure and shall be held by the department of revenue in such a way as to keep these records confidential.

(L. 1986 H.B. 957 1, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70)

Effective 1-1-97



Biennial registration, requirements, fee--rulemaking authority, procedure--staggering registration periods.

301.147. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.020 to the contrary, beginning July 1, 2000, the director of revenue may provide owners of motor vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles licensed in excess of fifty-four thousand pounds gross weight, the option of biennially registering motor vehicles. Any vehicle manufactured as an even-numbered model year vehicle shall be renewed each even-numbered calendar year and any such vehicle manufactured as an odd-numbered model year vehicle shall be renewed each odd-numbered calendar year, subject to the following requirements:

(1) The fee collected at the time of biennial registration shall include the annual registration fee plus a pro rata amount for the additional twelve months of the biennial registration;

(2) Presentation of all documentation otherwise required by law for vehicle registration including, but not limited to, a personal property tax receipt or certified statement for the preceding year that no such taxes were due as set forth in section 301.025, proof of a motor vehicle safety inspection and any applicable emission inspection conducted within sixty days prior to the date of application and proof of insurance as required by section 303.026.

2. The director of revenue may prescribe rules and regulations for the effective administration of this section. The director is authorized to adopt those rules that are reasonable and necessary to accomplish the limited duties specifically delegated within this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is promulgated pursuant to the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after July 1, 2000, shall be invalid and void.

3. The director of revenue shall have the authority to stagger the registration period of motor vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles licensed in excess of twelve thousand pounds gross weight. Once the owner of a motor vehicle chooses the option of biennial registration, such registration must be maintained for the full twenty-four month period.

(L. 1999 S.B. 19, A.L. 2003 S.B. 54, A.L. 2012 S.B. 470 merged with S.B. 568)

*Effective 7-01-15



Biennial registration, requirements, fee--rulemaking authority, procedure--staggering registration periods.

301.147. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.020 to the contrary, beginning July 1, 2000, the director of revenue may provide owners of motor vehicles, other than commercial motor vehicles licensed in excess of twelve thousand pounds gross weight, the option of biennially registering motor vehicles. Any vehicle manufactured as an even-numbered model year vehicle shall be renewed each even-numbered calendar year and any such vehicle manufactured as an odd-numbered model year vehicle shall be renewed each odd-numbered calendar year, subject to the following requirements:

(1) The fee collected at the time of biennial registration shall include the annual registration fee plus a pro rata amount for the additional twelve months of the biennial registration;

(2) Presentation of all documentation otherwise required by law for vehicle registration including, but not limited to, a personal property tax receipt or certified statement for the preceding year that no such taxes were due as set forth in section 301.025, proof of a motor vehicle safety inspection and any applicable emission inspection conducted within sixty days prior to the date of application and proof of insurance as required by section 303.026.

2. The director of revenue may prescribe rules and regulations for the effective administration of this section. The director is authorized to adopt those rules that are reasonable and necessary to accomplish the limited duties specifically delegated within this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is promulgated pursuant to the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after July 1, 2000, shall be invalid and void.

3. The director of revenue shall have the authority to stagger the registration period of motor vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles licensed in excess of twelve thousand pounds gross weight. Once the owner of a motor vehicle chooses the option of biennial registration, such registration must be maintained for the full twenty-four month period.

(L. 1999 S.B. 19, A.L. 2003 S.B. 54)

*This section was amended by S.B. 470 merged with S.B. 568, 2012, effective 7-01-15.



Proof of insurance by electronic image permitted, when--mobile electronic device defined.

301.149. 1. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, proof of financial responsibility required for vehicle registration under section 301.147 may be provided by displaying an electronic image of an insurance identification card on a mobile electronic device.

2. Whenever a person presents a mobile electronic device as proof of financial responsibility to any employee of the department of revenue or any agent authorized by the department of revenue under section 136.055 to register motor vehicles and trailers, the person presenting such mobile electronic device shall assume all liability for any damage that may occur to the mobile electronic device, except for damage willfully or maliciously caused by a department employee or agent.

3. When a person provides evidence of financial responsibility using a mobile electronic device pursuant to this section to any employee of the department of revenue or any agent authorized by the department of revenue under section 136.055 to register motor vehicles and trailers, such employees or agents shall only view the evidence of financial responsibility and shall not view any other content on the mobile electronic device.

4. As used in this section, the term "mobile electronic device" means any small handheld computing or communications device that has a display screen with a touch input or a miniature keyboard.

(L. 2013 H.B. 322)



Sale of vehicle, procedure to follow--use of voided plates, penalty for.

301.150. 1. License plates issued to owners of motor vehicles registered pursuant to the monthly series system of registration as provided in section 301.030 shall be removed on the sale or transfer of ownership of such vehicles. The plates, if still current, may thereafter be retained and preserved by the person to whom issued, to be fastened to such other motor vehicles as such person shall thereafter register in the person's name.

2. If application for registration of another motor vehicle is not made to the director of revenue within one year following the sale or transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle, the license plates held by the person who sold or transferred ownership of such motor vehicle shall be declared void, and new license plates bearing the same numbers may be issued to another registrant.

3. It shall be unlawful to fasten voided plates to any motor vehicle. Violation of this section shall be punishable under section 301.440.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8369e, A.L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1977 H.B. 367, et al., A.L. 1996 H.B. 1047, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683)



License plate prima facie evidence fees paid.

301.160. Upon approval of the application for registration of a motor vehicle or trailer and when the required fee has been paid to the department of revenue, the department shall forward or deliver to the applicant the registration receipt and the number of license plates prescribed for the vehicle or trailer by section 301.130, or renewal tabs if appropriate. The attachment to the motor vehicle or trailer specified in the application of current license plates shall be prima facie evidence that the fees have been paid for such license.

(RSMo 1939 8403, A.L. 1945 p. 1223, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3)

Prior revision: 1929 7785



Maintenance trip permits for local commercial vehicle--definition--disposition of fees--utility emergencies, use of local commercial vehicles to restore service beyond license zone.

301.175. 1. Upon the application for and payment of a fee of five dollars the director of revenue shall issue a maintenance trip permit at any office issuing motor vehicle license plates. Any holder of a local commercial motor vehicle license may apply for the maintenance trip permit by certifying on the application for such a permit that the permit will be used solely for the purpose of operating the motor vehicle and its mounted equipment, while empty, to or from a place of repair or maintenance, or place where its mounted equipment may be repaired or replaced, beyond the twenty-five mile license zone. The agent or deputy of the director who issues the permit shall enter on such permit the name of the registered owner of the vehicle, the address of the place to which the vehicle is registered, the place of origin for the trip, the destination for the trip, the number of the local commercial license issued for that vehicle, the vehicle make and year model, and the date, time and place of issuance.

2. Possession of a duly issued permit shall entitle the operator of a locally licensed commercial vehicle to operate the vehicle beyond the twenty-five mile commercial zone for which licensed for the purposes set out in subsection 1 of this section.

3. "Maintenance trip permit", as used in this section, means a trip permit issued as a supplement to a local commercial license for the sole purpose of allowing the operation of a vehicle licensed as a local commercial vehicle, while empty, to or from a place of repair or maintenance within a period of ten days from the time of issuance.

4. All fees collected by the director of revenue under the provisions of this section shall be deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state highways and transportation department fund.

5. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, whenever a public utility, as defined in section 386.020, has customers without utility service due to a weather-related or other type of emergency, the public utility may use locally licensed commercial vehicles to make service restoration trips to the areas of the service outages, even if such areas are outside the twenty-five-mile commercial license zone. The vehicles may operate in the areas of service outages until service is restored, and then such vehicles may make the return trip to their local area.

(L. 1965 p. 469 1, A.L. 1989 S.B. 238)



Certificate of ownership--application, contents--special requirements, certain vehicles--fees--failure to obtain within time limit, delinquency penalty--duration of certificate--unlawful to operate without certificate--certain vehicles brought into state in a wrecked or damaged condition or after being towed, inspection--certain vehicles previously registered in other states, designation--reconstructed motor vehicles, procedure.

301.190. 1. No certificate of registration of any motor vehicle or trailer, or number plate therefor, shall be issued by the director of revenue unless the applicant therefor shall make application for and be granted a certificate of ownership of such motor vehicle or trailer, or shall present satisfactory evidence that such certificate has been previously issued to the applicant for such motor vehicle or trailer. Application shall be made within thirty days after the applicant acquires the motor vehicle or trailer upon a blank form furnished by the director of revenue and shall contain the applicant's identification number, a full description of the motor vehicle or trailer, the vehicle identification number, and the mileage registered on the odometer at the time of transfer of ownership, as required by section 407.536, together with a statement of the applicant's source of title and of any liens or encumbrances on the motor vehicle or trailer, provided that for good cause shown the director of revenue may extend the period of time for making such application. When an owner wants to add or delete a name or names on an application for certificate of ownership of a motor vehicle or trailer that would cause it to be inconsistent with the name or names listed on the notice of lien, the owner shall provide the director with documentation evidencing the lienholder's authorization to add or delete a name or names on an application for certificate of ownership.

2. The director of revenue shall use reasonable diligence in ascertaining whether the facts stated in such application are true and shall, to the extent possible without substantially delaying processing of the application, review any odometer information pertaining to such motor vehicle that is accessible to the director of revenue. If satisfied that the applicant is the lawful owner of such motor vehicle or trailer, or otherwise entitled to have the same registered in his name, the director shall thereupon issue an appropriate certificate over his signature and sealed with the seal of his office, procured and used for such purpose. The certificate shall contain on its face a complete description, vehicle identification number, and other evidence of identification of the motor vehicle or trailer, as the director of revenue may deem necessary, together with the odometer information required to be put on the face of the certificate pursuant to section 407.536, a statement of any liens or encumbrances which the application may show to be thereon, and, if ownership of the vehicle has been transferred, the name of the state issuing the transferor's title and whether the transferor's odometer mileage statement executed pursuant to section 407.536 indicated that the true mileage is materially different from the number of miles shown on the odometer, or is unknown.

3. The director of revenue shall appropriately designate on the current and all subsequent issues of the certificate the words "Reconstructed Motor Vehicle", "Motor Change Vehicle", "Specially Constructed Motor Vehicle", or "Non-USA-Std Motor Vehicle", as defined in section 301.010. Effective July 1, 1990, on all original and all subsequent issues of the certificate for motor vehicles as referenced in subsections 2 and 3 of section 301.020, the director shall print on the face thereof the following designation: "Annual odometer updates may be available from the department of revenue.". On any duplicate certificate, the director of revenue shall reprint on the face thereof the most recent of either:

(1) The mileage information included on the face of the immediately prior certificate and the date of purchase or issuance of the immediately prior certificate; or

(2) Any other mileage information provided to the director of revenue, and the date the director obtained or recorded that information.

4. The certificate of ownership issued by the director of revenue shall be manufactured in a manner to prohibit as nearly as possible the ability to alter, counterfeit, duplicate, or forge such certificate without ready detection. In order to carry out the requirements of this subsection, the director of revenue may contract with a nonprofit scientific or educational institution specializing in the analysis of secure documents to determine the most effective methods of rendering Missouri certificates of ownership nonalterable or noncounterfeitable.

5. The fee for each original certificate so issued shall be eight dollars and fifty cents, in addition to the fee for registration of such motor vehicle or trailer. If application for the certificate is not made within thirty days after the vehicle is acquired by the applicant, a delinquency penalty fee of twenty-five dollars for the first thirty days of delinquency and twenty-five dollars for each thirty days of delinquency thereafter, not to exceed a total of two hundred dollars, but such penalty may be waived by the director for a good cause shown. If the director of revenue learns that any person has failed to obtain a certificate within thirty days after acquiring a motor vehicle or trailer or has sold a vehicle without obtaining a certificate, he shall cancel the registration of all vehicles registered in the name of the person, either as sole owner or as a co-owner, and shall notify the person that the cancellation will remain in force until the person pays the delinquency penalty fee provided in this section, together with all fees, charges and payments which the person should have paid in connection with the certificate of ownership and registration of the vehicle. The certificate shall be good for the life of the motor vehicle or trailer so long as the same is owned or held by the original holder of the certificate and shall not have to be renewed annually.

6. Any applicant for a certificate of ownership requesting the department of revenue to process an application for a certificate of ownership in an expeditious manner requiring special handling shall pay a fee of five dollars in addition to the regular certificate of ownership fee.

7. It is unlawful for any person to operate in this state a motor vehicle or trailer required to be registered under the provisions of the law unless a certificate of ownership has been applied for as provided in this section.

8. Before an original Missouri certificate of ownership is issued, an inspection of the vehicle and a verification of vehicle identification numbers shall be made by the Missouri state highway patrol on vehicles for which there is a current title issued by another state if a Missouri salvage certificate of title has been issued for the same vehicle but no prior inspection and verification has been made in this state, except that if such vehicle has been inspected in another state by a law enforcement officer in a manner comparable to the inspection process in this state and the vehicle identification numbers have been so verified, the applicant shall not be liable for the twenty-five dollar inspection fee if such applicant submits proof of inspection and vehicle identification number verification to the director of revenue at the time of the application. The applicant, who has such a title for a vehicle on which no prior inspection and verification have been made, shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars for such verification and inspection, payable to the director of revenue at the time of the request for the application, which shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the state highways and transportation department fund.

9. Each application for an original Missouri certificate of ownership for a vehicle which is classified as a reconstructed motor vehicle, specially constructed motor vehicle, kit vehicle, motor change vehicle, non-USA-std motor vehicle, or other vehicle as required by the director of revenue shall be accompanied by a vehicle examination certificate issued by the Missouri state highway patrol, or other law enforcement agency as authorized by the director of revenue. The vehicle examination shall include a verification of vehicle identification numbers and a determination of the classification of the vehicle. The owner of a vehicle which requires a vehicle examination certificate shall present the vehicle for examination and obtain a completed vehicle examination certificate prior to submitting an application for a certificate of ownership to the director of revenue. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, an owner presenting a motor vehicle which has been issued a salvage title and which is ten years of age or older to a vehicle examination described in this subsection in order to obtain a certificate of ownership with the designation prior salvage motor vehicle shall not be required to repair or restore the vehicle to its original appearance in order to pass or complete the vehicle examination. The fee for the vehicle examination application shall be twenty-five dollars and shall be collected by the director of revenue at the time of the request for the application and shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the state highways and transportation department fund. If the vehicle is also to be registered in Missouri, the safety inspection required in chapter 307 and the emissions inspection required under chapter 643 shall be completed and the fees required by section 307.365 and section 643.315 shall be charged to the owner.

10. When an application is made for an original Missouri certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle previously registered or titled in a state other than Missouri or as required by section 301.020, it shall be accompanied by a current inspection form certified by a duly authorized official inspection station as described in chapter 307. The completed form shall certify that the manufacturer's identification number for the vehicle has been inspected, that it is correctly displayed on the vehicle and shall certify the reading shown on the odometer at the time of inspection. The inspection station shall collect the same fee as authorized in section 307.365 for making the inspection, and the fee shall be deposited in the same manner as provided in section 307.365. If the vehicle is also to be registered in Missouri, the safety inspection required in chapter 307 and the emissions inspection required under chapter 643 shall be completed and only the fees required by section 307.365 and section 643.315 shall be charged to the owner. This section shall not apply to vehicles being transferred on a manufacturer's statement of origin.

11. Motor vehicles brought into this state in a wrecked or damaged condition or after being towed as an abandoned vehicle pursuant to another state's abandoned motor vehicle procedures shall, in lieu of the inspection required by subsection 10 of this section, be inspected by the Missouri state highway patrol in accordance with subsection 9 of this section. If the inspection reveals the vehicle to be in a salvage or junk condition, the director shall so indicate on any Missouri certificate of ownership issued for such vehicle. Any salvage designation shall be carried forward on all subsequently issued certificates of title for the motor vehicle.

12. When an application is made for an original Missouri certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle previously registered or titled in a state other than Missouri, and the certificate of ownership has been appropriately designated by the issuing state as a reconstructed motor vehicle, motor change vehicle, specially constructed motor vehicle, or prior salvage vehicle, the director of revenue shall appropriately designate on the current Missouri and all subsequent issues of the certificate of ownership the name of the issuing state and such prior designation. The absence of any prior designation shall not relieve a transferor of the duty to exercise due diligence with regard to such certificate of ownership prior to the transfer of a certificate. If a transferor exercises any due diligence with regard to a certificate of ownership, the legal transfer of a certificate of ownership without any designation that is subsequently discovered to have or should have had a designation shall be a transfer free and clear of any liabilities of the transferor associated with the missing designation.

13. When an application is made for an original Missouri certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle previously registered or titled in a state other than Missouri, and the certificate of ownership has been appropriately designated by the issuing state as non-USA-std motor vehicle, the director of revenue shall appropriately designate on the current Missouri and all subsequent issues of the certificate of ownership the words "Non-USA-Std Motor Vehicle".

14. The director of revenue and the superintendent of the Missouri state highway patrol shall make and enforce rules for the administration of the inspections required by this section.

15. Each application for an original Missouri certificate of ownership for a vehicle which is classified as a reconstructed motor vehicle, manufactured forty or more years prior to the current model year, and which has a value of three thousand dollars or less shall be accompanied by:

(1) A proper affidavit submitted by the owner explaining how the motor vehicle or trailer was acquired and, if applicable, the reasons a valid certificate of ownership cannot be furnished;

(2) Photocopies of receipts, bills of sale establishing ownership, or titles, and the source of all major component parts used to rebuild the vehicle;

(3) A fee of one hundred fifty dollars in addition to the fees described in subsection 5 of this section. Such fee shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the state highways and transportation department fund; and

(4) An inspection certificate, other than a motor vehicle examination certificate required under subsection 9 of this section, completed and issued by the Missouri state highway patrol, or other law enforcement agency as authorized by the director of revenue. The inspection performed by the highway patrol or other authorized local law enforcement agency shall include a check for stolen vehicles. The department of revenue shall issue the owner a certificate of ownership designated with the words "Reconstructed Motor Vehicle" and deliver such certificate of ownership in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Notwithstanding subsection 9 of this section, no owner of a reconstructed motor vehicle described in this subsection shall be required to obtain a vehicle examination certificate issued by the Missouri state highway patrol.

(RSMo 1939 8382, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A.L. 1965 p. 470, A.L. 1981 H.B. 511, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1985 H.B. 280, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1153, A.L. 1987 H.B. 605, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1581, A.L. 1989 H.B. 211, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 1992 H.B. 884, A.L. 1997 S.B. 361, A.L. 1999 S.B. 19, A.L. 2003 H.B. 600, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2005 H.B. 487 merged with S.B. 488, A.L. 2006 S.B. 583, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2009 H.B. 269, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1150 merged with S.B. 568)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Security interests in motor vehicles and trailers to be shown on certificate of title, 301.600



Certificate of ownership, homemade trailers--inspection, fee--manufacturers' identifying number plate.

301.191. 1. When an application is made for an original Missouri certificate of ownership for a previously untitled trailer sixteen feet or more in length which is stated to be homemade, the applicant shall present a certificate of inspection as provided in this section. No certificate of ownership shall be issued for such a homemade trailer if no certificate of inspection is presented.

2. As used in this section, "homemade" means made by a person who is not a manufacturer using readily distinguishable manufacturers' identifying numbers or a statement of origin.

3. Every person constructing a homemade trailer sixteen feet or more in length shall obtain an inspection from the sheriff of his or her county of residence or from the Missouri state highway patrol prior to applying for a certificate of ownership. If the person constructing the trailer sells or transfers the trailer prior to applying for a certificate of ownership, the sheriff's or the Missouri state highway patrol's certificate of inspection shall be transferred with the trailer.

4. A fee of ten dollars shall be paid for the inspection. If the inspection is completed by the sheriff, the proceeds from the inspections shall be deposited by the sheriff within thirty days into the county law enforcement fund if one exists; otherwise into the county general revenue fund. If the inspection is completed by the Missouri state highway patrol, the applicant shall pay the ten dollar inspection fee to the director of revenue at the time of application for a certificate of ownership for the homemade trailer. The fee shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the state highway fund.

5. The sheriff or Missouri state highway patrol shall inspect the trailer and certify it if the trailer appears to be homemade. The sheriff or Missouri state highway patrol may request the owner to provide any documents or other evidence showing that the trailer was homemade. When a trailer is certified by the sheriff, the sheriff may stamp a permanent identifying number in the tongue of the frame. The certificate of inspection shall be on a form designed and provided by the director of revenue.

6. Upon presentation of the certificate of inspection and all applicable documents and fees including the identification plate fee provided in section 301.380, the director of revenue shall issue a readily distinguishable manufacturers' identifying number plate. The identification number plate shall be affixed to the tongue of the trailer's frame.

7. The sheriff or Missouri state highway patrol may seize any trailer which has been stolen or has identifying numbers obliterated or removed. The sheriff or Missouri state highway patrol may hold the trailer as evidence while an investigation is conducted. The trailer shall be returned if no related criminal charges are filed within thirty days or when the charges are later dropped or dismissed or when the owner is acquitted.

(L. 1998 H.B. 1528, A.L. 1999 S.B. 19)



Bonded vehicles, certificate of ownership may be issued, requirements--bond, release of, when.

301.192. 1. In addition to any other requirements of section 301.190, when application is made for a certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle or trailer seven years old or older and the value of vehicle does not exceed three thousand dollars, for which no record of any prior application for a certificate of ownership exists in the records of the director of revenue or for which the records of the director of revenue reflect incomplete or conflicting documentation of ownership, the director of revenue may issue a certificate of ownership, not less than thirty days after receiving the completed application, provided it is accompanied by:

(1) An affidavit explaining how the motor vehicle or trailer was acquired and the reasons a valid certificate of ownership cannot be furnished;

(2) Presentation of all evidence of ownership in the applicant's possession;

(3) Title verification from a state in which the vehicle was previously titled or registered if known, provided the vehicle was so previously titled or registered;

(4) A notarized lien release from any lienholder of record;

(5) A vehicle examination certificate issued by the Missouri state highway patrol, or other law enforcement agency as authorized by the director of revenue. The vehicle examination shall include a verification of the vehicle's identification number and a determination that the vehicle has not been reported stolen in Missouri or any other state. The fee for the vehicle examination certificate shall be twenty-five dollars and shall be collected by the director of revenue at the time of the request for the application;

(6) A statement certifying the odometer reading of the motor vehicle if less than ten years of age; and

(7) A surety bond or a suitable financial security instrument in a form prescribed by the director of revenue and executed by the applicant and a person authorized to conduct surety business in this state. The bond shall be an amount equal to two times the value of the vehicle as determined by the Kelly Blue Book, NADA Used Car Guide or two appraisals from a licensed motor vehicle dealer. The bond shall be for a minimum of one hundred dollars and conditioned to indemnify any prior owner or lienholder and any subsequent purchaser of the vehicle or person acquiring any security interest in it, and their respective successors in interest, against any expense, loss or damage including reasonable attorneys fees, by reason of the issuance of the certificate of ownership of the vehicle or on account of any defect in or undisclosed security interest upon the right, title and interest of the applicant in and to the vehicle. Any such interested person has a right of action to recover on the bond for any breach of its conditions, but the aggregate liability of the surety to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond. The bond shall be returned at the end of three years, unless the department has been notified of the pendency of an action to recover on the bond.

2. Upon satisfaction with the genuineness of the application and supporting documents, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of ownership. The certificate of ownership shall appropriately be designated with the words "BONDED VEHICLE".

(L. 1990 H.B. 1279)

Effective 7-1-91



Abandoned property, titling of, privately owned real estate, procedure--inability to obtain negotiable title, salvage or junking certificate authorized.

301.193. 1. Any person who purchases or is the owner of real property on which vehicles, as defined in section 301.010, vessels or watercraft, as defined in section 306.010, or outboard motors, as that term is used in section 306.530, have been abandoned, without the consent of said purchaser or owner of the real property, may apply to the department of revenue for a certificate of title. Any insurer which purchases a vehicle through the claims adjustment process for which the insurer is unable to obtain a negotiable title may make an application to the department of revenue for a salvage certificate of title pursuant to this section. Prior to making application for a certificate of title on a vehicle under this section, the insurer or owner of the real estate shall have the vehicle inspected by law enforcement pursuant to subsection 9 of section 301.190, and shall have law enforcement perform a check in the national crime information center and any appropriate statewide law enforcement computer to determine if the vehicle has been reported stolen and the name and address of the person to whom the vehicle was last titled and any lienholders of record. The insurer or owner or purchaser of the real estate shall, thirty days prior to making application for title, notify any owners or lienholders of record for the vehicle by certified mail that the owner intends to apply for a certificate of title from the director for the abandoned vehicle. The application for title shall be accompanied by:

(1) A statement explaining the circumstances by which the property came into the insurer, owner or purchaser's possession; a description of the property including the year, make, model, vehicle identification number and any decal or license plate that may be affixed to the vehicle; the current location of the property; and the retail value of the property;

(2) An inspection report of the property, if it is a vehicle, by a law enforcement agency pursuant to subsection 9 of section 301.190; and

(3) A copy of the thirty-day notice and certified mail receipt mailed to any owner and any person holding a valid security interest of record.

2. Upon receipt of the application and supporting documents, the director shall search the records of the department of revenue, or initiate an inquiry with another state, if the evidence presented indicated the property described in the application was registered or titled in another state, to verify the name and address of any owners and any lienholders. If the latest owner or lienholder was not notified the director shall inform the insurer, owner, or purchaser of the real estate of the latest owner and lienholder information so that notice may be given as required by subsection 1 of this section. Any owner or lienholder receiving notification may protest the issuance of title by, within the thirty-day notice period and may file a petition to recover the vehicle, naming the insurer or owner of the real estate and serving a copy of the petition on the director of revenue. The director shall not be a party to such petition but shall, upon receipt of the petition, suspend the processing of any further certificate of title until the rights of all parties to the vehicle are determined by the court. Once all requirements are satisfied the director shall issue one of the following:

(1) An original certificate of title if the vehicle examination certificate, as provided in section 301.190, indicates that the vehicle was not previously in a salvaged condition or rebuilt;

(2) An original certificate of title designated as prior salvage if the vehicle examination certificate as provided in section 301.190 indicates the vehicle was previously in a salvaged condition or rebuilt;

(3) A salvage certificate of title designated with the words "salvage/abandoned property" or junking certificate based on the condition of the property as stated in the inspection report. An insurer purchasing a vehicle through the claims adjustment process under this section shall only be eligible to obtain a salvage certificate of title or junking certificate.

3. Any insurer which purchases a vehicle that is currently titled in Missouri through the claims adjustment process for which the insurer is unable to obtain a negotiable title may make application to the department of revenue for a salvage certificate of title or junking certificate. Such application may be made by the insurer or its designated salvage pool on a form provided by the department and signed under penalty of perjury. The application shall include a declaration that the insurer has made at least two written attempts to obtain the certificate of title, transfer documents, or other acceptable evidence of title, and be accompanied by proof of claims payment from the insurer, evidence that letters were sent to the vehicle owner, a statement explaining the circumstances by which the property came into the insurer's possession, a description of the property including the year, make, model, vehicle identification number, and current location of the property, and the fee prescribed in subsection 5 of section 301.190. The insurer shall, thirty days prior to making application for title, notify any owners or lienholders of record for the vehicle that the insurer intends to apply for a certificate of title from the director for the vehicle. Upon receipt of the application and supporting documents, the director shall search the records of the department of revenue to verify the name and address of any owners and any lienholders. If the director identifies any additional owner or lienholder who has not been notified by the insurer, the director shall inform the insurer of such additional owner or lienholder and the insurer shall notify the additional owner or lienholder of the insurer's* intent to obtain title as prescribed in this section. If no valid lienholders have notified the department of the existence of a lien, the department shall issue a salvage certificate of title or junking certificate for the vehicle in the name of the insurer.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1075, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1150 merged with S.B. 568, A.L. 2013 H.B. 428 merged with S.B. 148)

*Word "insured's" appears in original rolls of S.B. 148, 2013



Transferors of interest in motor vehicles or trailers, notice to revenue, when, form--exceptions.

301.196. 1. Beginning January 1, 2006, except as otherwise provided in this section, the transferor of an interest in a motor vehicle or trailer listed on the face of a Missouri title, excluding salvage titles and junking certificates, shall notify the department of revenue of the transfer within thirty days of the date of transfer. The notice shall be in a form determined by the department by rule and shall contain:

(1) A description of the motor vehicle or trailer sufficient to identify it;

(2) The vehicle identification number of the motor vehicle or trailer;

(3) The name and address of the transferee;

(4) The date of birth of the transferee, unless the transferee is not a natural person;

(5) The date of the transfer or sale;

(6) The purchase price of the motor vehicle or trailer, if applicable;

(7) The number of the transferee's drivers license, unless the transferee does not have a drivers license;

(8) The printed name and signature of the transferee;

(9) Any other information required by the department by rule.

2. For purposes of giving notice under this section, if the transfer occurs by operation of law, the personal representative, receiver, trustee, sheriff, or other representative or successor in interest of the person whose interest is transferred shall be considered the transferor. Repossession by a creditor shall not be considered a transfer of ownership requiring such notice.

3. The requirements of this section shall not apply to transfers when there is no complete change of ownership interest or upon award of ownership of a motor vehicle or trailer made by court order, or transfers of ownership of a motor vehicle or trailer to or between vehicle dealers, or transfers of ownership of a motor vehicle or trailer to an insurance company due to a theft or casualty loss, or transfers of beneficial ownership of a motor vehicle owned by a trust.

4. Notification under this section is only required for transfers of ownership that would otherwise require registration and an application for certificate of title in this state under section 301.190, and is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an assignment or release of any interest in the vehicle.

5. Retail sales made by licensed dealers including sales of new vehicles shall be reported pursuant to the provisions of section 301.280.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Notification of transfer of interest included in revenue records, when--application for new title, failure to apply, effect--rulemaking authority.

301.197. 1. Beginning January 1, 2006, upon receipt of a notification of transfer described in section 301.196, the department shall make a notation on its records indicating that it has received notification that an interest in the motor vehicle or trailer has been transferred. The notation shall be made whether or not the form submitted to the department contains all the information required by section 301.196, so long as there is sufficient information to identify the motor vehicle or trailer and the name and address of the transferee. Thereafter, until a new title is issued, when the department is asked or is required by law to provide the name of the owner or lienholder of a motor vehicle or trailer as shown on its records, the department shall provide the name of the owner or lienholder recorded on the latest title or lien perfection of record and indicate that department records show a notification of transfer but do not show a title transfer. The department shall also provide the name of the transferee, if otherwise permitted by law, if it is shown on the form submitted by the transferor pursuant to section 301.196.

2. If the department does not receive an application for title from the person named as transferee in a form submitted pursuant to section 301.196 within sixty days of the receipt of the form, the department shall notify the transferee to apply for title. Notification shall be made as soon after the sixtieth day after receipt of the form as is convenient for the department. The provisions of this subsection shall be in addition to the requirements of section 301.190.

3. The department may adopt rules for the implementation of section 301.196 and this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void. Notwithstanding section 226.200 to the contrary the general assembly may appropriate state highways and transportation department funds for the requirements of sections 301.196, 301.198, and 301.280, and this section.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)



Submitting false information about transfer of a vehicle, offense of, penalty.

301.198. 1. Beginning January 1, 2006, a person commits the offense of knowingly submitting false information about transfer of a vehicle if the person submits a notice of transfer of an interest in a motor vehicle or trailer as described in section 301.196 to the department of revenue and the person knows that some or all of the information contained in the notice is false. The offense described in this section, knowingly submitting false information about transfer of a vehicle, is a class C misdemeanor.

2. Any person who fails to submit the required notice pursuant to section 301.196 shall be guilty of an infraction. If the failure to submit the required notice was done to assist the transferee to avoid applying for title, paying applicable registration fees or other fraudulent purposes, then the person shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)



Sales by dealers.

301.200. 1. In the case of dealers, a certificate of ownership or proof that a dealer has applied for a certificate of ownership or that a prior lien has been satisfied by the dealer shall be required in the case of each motor vehicle in his possession, and the director of revenue shall determine the form in which application for such certificates of ownership and assignments shall be made, in case forms differing from those used for individuals are, in his judgment, reasonably required; provided, however, that no such certificates shall be required in the case of new motor vehicles or trailers sold by manufacturers to dealers.

2. Dealers shall execute and deliver manufacturer's statements of origin in accordance with forms prescribed by the director of revenue for all new cars sold by them. On the presentation of a manufacturer's statement of origin, executed in the form prescribed by the director of revenue, by a manufacturer or a dealer for a new car sold in this state, a certificate of ownership shall be issued.

3. Each certificate of ownership issued by the department of revenue shall contain space for four assignments. On all certificates of ownership containing fewer than four assignment spaces, the director shall prescribe a secure document for use in making a fourth assignment by a dealer. All secure documents for assignments which are spoiled shall be marked "void" and shall be returned by the dealer to the department of revenue at the end of each month.

(RSMo 1939 8382, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A.L. 1984 S.B. 656, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1153, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)

Prior revision: 1929 7774



Sale and transfer of vehicles, transfers within corporations not a sale--assignment of certificate--new certificate--notice of sale to nonresident--director of revenue to keep file--other sales void.

301.210. 1. In the event of a sale or transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle or trailer for which a certificate of ownership has been issued, the holder of such certificate shall endorse on the same an assignment thereof, with warranty of title in form printed thereon, and prescribed by the director of revenue, with a statement of all liens or encumbrances on such motor vehicle or trailer, and deliver the same to the buyer at the time of the delivery to him of such motor vehicle or trailer; provided that, when the transfer of a motor vehicle, trailer, boat or outboard motor occurs within a corporation which holds a license to operate as a motor vehicle or boat dealer pursuant to sections 301.550 to 301.575*, the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection 6 of section 144.070 shall not apply.

2. The buyer shall then present such certificate, assigned as aforesaid, to the director of revenue, at the time of making application for the registration of such motor vehicle or trailer, whereupon a new certificate of ownership shall be issued to the buyer, the fee therefor being that prescribed in subsection 5 of section 301.190.

3. If such motor vehicle or trailer is sold to a resident of another state or country, or if such motor vehicle or trailer is destroyed or dismantled, the owner thereof shall immediately notify the director of revenue. Certificates when so signed and returned to the director of revenue shall be retained by the director of revenue and all certificates shall be appropriately indexed so that at all times it will be possible for him to expeditiously trace the ownership of the motor vehicle or trailer designated therein.

4. It shall be unlawful for any person to buy or sell in this state any motor vehicle or trailer registered under the laws of this state, unless, at the time of the delivery thereof, there shall pass between the parties such certificates of ownership with an assignment thereof, as provided in this section, and the sale of any motor vehicle or trailer registered under the laws of this state, without the assignment of such certificate of ownership, shall be fraudulent and void.

(RSMo 1939 8382, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1991 H.B. 261, A.L. 1997 S.B. 59 merged with S.B. 316)

Prior revisions: 1929 7774; 1919 7561

*Section 301.575 was repealed by S.B. 52, 1993.



Certificate of title on repossession under mortgage, issuance--contents--application--notice--rulemaking authority.

301.215. 1. When the holder of any indebtedness secured by a security agreement or other contract for security covering a motor vehicle or trailer, who has a notice of lien on file with the director of revenue, repossesses the motor vehicle or trailer either by legal process or in accordance with the terms of a contract authorizing the repossession of the vehicle without legal process, the holder may obtain a certificate of ownership from the director of revenue upon presentation of:

(1) An application form furnished by the director of revenue that shall contain a full description of the motor vehicle or trailer and the manufacturer's or other identifying number;

(2) A notice of lien receipt or the original certificate of ownership reflecting the holder's lien; and

(3) An affidavit of the holder, certified under penalties of perjury for making a false statement to a public official, that the debtor defaulted in payment of the debt, and that the holder repossessed the motor vehicle or trailer either by legal process or in accordance with the terms of the contract, and the specific address where the vehicle or trailer is held. Such affidavit shall also state that the lienholder has the written consent from all owners or lienholders of record to repossess the vehicle or has provided all the owners or lienholders with written notice of the repossession.

2. On a motor vehicle or trailer, the lienholder shall first give:

(1) Ten days' written notice by first class United States mail postage prepaid to each of the owners and other lienholders, if any, of the motor vehicle or trailer at each of their last mailing addresses as shown by the last prior certificate of ownership, if any issued, or the most recent address on the lienholder's records, that an application for a repossessed title will be made; or

(2) The lienholder may, ten days prior to applying for a repossession title, include the information in the above notice in the appropriate uniform commercial code notice under sections 400.9-613 or 400.9-614. Such alternative notice to all owners and lienholders shall be valid and enforceable under both the uniform commercial code and this section, provided it otherwise complies with the provisions of the uniform commercial code.

3. Upon the holder's presentation of the papers required by subsection 1 of this section and the payment of a fee of ten dollars, the director of revenue, if he is satisfied with the genuineness of the papers, shall issue and deliver to the holder a certificate of ownership which shall be in its usual form except it shall be clearly captioned "Repossessed Title". Each repossessed title so issued shall, for all purposes, be treated as an original certificate of ownership and shall supersede the outstanding certificate of ownership, if any, and duplicates thereof, if any, on the motor vehicle or trailer, all of which shall become null and void.

4. In any case where there is no certificate of ownership or duplicate thereof outstanding in the name of the debtor on the repossessed motor vehicle or trailer, the director of revenue shall issue a repossessed title to the holder and shall proceed to collect all unpaid fees, taxes, charges and penalties from the debtor as provided in section 301.190.

5. The director of revenue may prescribe rules and regulations for the effective administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2005, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1955 p. 618, A.L. 1965 pp. 114, 470, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1989 H.B. 211, A.L. 2005 H.B. 487, A.L. 2006 S.B. 892)



Department investigators deemed peace officers while acting in scope of authority, when--limitation on power to arrest.

301.216. Department investigators licensed as peace officers by the director of the department of public safety under chapter 590 shall be deemed to be peace officers within the state of Missouri while acting in an investigation to enforce the provisions of this chapter and any provisions regarding fees, licenses, or taxes administered by the director. The power of arrest of a department investigator acting as a peace officer shall be limited to offenses involving fees, licenses, taxes, or in situations of imminent danger to the investigator or another person.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Definitions--salvaged motor vehicle title may be issued, when, procedure.

301.217. 1. As used in sections 301.217 to 301.229, the following words and phrases mean:

(1) "Purchaser", the buyer of a salvage vehicle, including an insurance company for purposes of sections 301.217 to 301.229;

(2) "Salvage certificate of title", the title issued by the department of revenue as proof of ownership for a salvaged vehicle, and it shall not be acceptable for the purpose of registering a motor vehicle. The salvage title shall be negotiable with one reassignment on back by registered dealers or insurance companies only. The redeemed title shall be returned in its original form;

(3) "Salvage pool" or "salvage disposal sale", a scheduled sale at auction or by private bid of wrecked or repairable motor vehicles or trailers by insurance companies, underwriters, or dealers, either at retail or wholesale.

2. The department of revenue may issue a certificate of title for a salvaged motor vehicle at least twenty-five years old and if, in the judgment of the department of revenue it may be needed, require the applicant to file with the department of revenue a corporate surety bond in the form prescribed by the department and executed by the applicant, and executed by a person authorized to conduct a surety business in this state. The bond shall be in an amount equal to one and one-half times the value of the vehicle as determined by the department and conditioned to indemnify any prior owner and lienholder and any subsequent purchaser of the vehicle or person acquiring any security interest in it, and their respective successors in interest, against any expense, loss or damage, including reasonable attorney's fees, by reason of the issuance of the certificate of title of the vehicle or on account of any defect in or undisclosed security interest upon the right, title and interest of the applicant in and to the vehicle. Any such interested person has a right of action to recover on the bond for any breach of its conditions, but the aggregate liability of the surety to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond. The bond shall be returned at the end of three years or prior thereto if the vehicle is no longer registered in this state and the currently valid certificate of title is surrendered to the department, unless the department has been notified of the pendency of an action to recover on the bond.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 2, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1581, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1284 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)



Licenses required for certain businesses--buyers at salvage pool or salvage disposal sale, requirements--records to be kept of sales by operator.

301.218. 1. No person shall, except as an incident to the sale, repair, rebuilding or servicing of vehicles by a licensed franchised motor vehicle dealer, carry on or conduct the following business unless licensed to do so by the department of revenue under sections 301.217 to 301.229:

(1) Selling used parts of or used accessories for vehicles as a used parts dealer, as defined in section 301.010;

(2) Salvaging, wrecking or dismantling vehicles for resale of the parts thereof as a salvage dealer or dismantler, as defined in section 301.010;

(3) Rebuilding and repairing four or more wrecked or dismantled vehicles in a calendar year as a rebuilder or body shop, as defined in section 301.010;

(4) Processing scrapped vehicles or vehicle parts as a scrap processor, as defined in section 301.010.

2. Sales at a salvage pool or a salvage disposal sale shall be open only to and made to persons actually engaged in and holding a current license under sections 301.217 to 301.221 and 301.550 to 301.573 or any person from another state or jurisdiction who is legally allowed in his or her state of domicile to purchase for resale, rebuild, dismantle, crush, or scrap either motor vehicles or salvage vehicles, and to persons who reside in a foreign country that are purchasing salvage vehicles for export outside of the United States. Operators of salvage pools or salvage disposal sales shall keep a record, for three years, of sales of salvage vehicles with the purchasers' name and address, and the year, make, and vehicle identification number for each vehicle. These records shall be open for inspection as provided in section 301.225. Such records shall be submitted to the department on a quarterly basis.

3. The operator of a salvage pool or salvage disposal sale, or subsequent purchaser, who sells a nonrepairable motor vehicle or a salvage motor vehicle to a person who is not a resident of the United States at a salvage pool or a salvage disposal sale shall:

(1) Stamp on the face of the title so as not to obscure any name, date, or mileage statement on the title the words "FOR EXPORT ONLY" in capital letters that are black; and

(2) Stamp in each unused reassignment space on the back of the title the words "FOR EXPORT ONLY" and print the number of the dealer's salvage vehicle license, name of the salvage pool, or the name of the governmental entity, as applicable.

The words "FOR EXPORT ONLY" required under subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection shall be at least two inches wide and clearly legible. Copies of the stamped titles shall be forwarded to the department.

4. The director of revenue shall issue a separate license for each kind of business described in subsection 1 of this section, to be entitled and designated as either "used parts dealer"; "salvage dealer or dismantler"; "rebuilder or body shop"; or "scrap processor" license.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 3, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2009 H.B. 269, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Application to be submitted, contents--fee.

301.219. Application for a license shall be submitted biennially and shall be made on the form the department prescribes, containing the name of the applicant, the address where business is to be conducted, the kind of business, enumerated in section 301.218 to be conducted, the residence address of the applicant if an individual, the names and residence addresses of the partners of the applicant if a partnership, the names and residence addresses of the principal officers of the applicant and the state of its incorporation, if a corporation. The application shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the applicant, if the applicant is a partnership or a corporation, by a partner or officer of the applicant and shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred thirty dollars every two years for each kind of business required to be licensed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), or (4) of subsection 1 of section 301.218. If the applicant conducts business at different locations, a separate application, license and one hundred thirty dollar fee shall be required for each location. The director may stagger the expiration dates to equalize the workload.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 4, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)



Application to be submitted, contents, requirements to obtain license--fee.

301.221. 1. The department shall file each application received by it with the required fee, and when satisfied that the applicant, if an individual, or each of the partners or principal officers of the applicant, if a partnership or a corporation, is of good moral character and that the applicant, so far as can be ascertained, has complied and will comply with the provisions of sections 301.217 to 301.229 and the laws of this state relating to registration of and certificates of title of vehicles, shall issue to the applicant a license to carry on and conduct the kind of businesses, enumerated in section 301.218, specified in the application at the address therein specified, until the next license renewal date.

2. When the application is being made for licensure as a salvage dealer, the applicant shall obtain a certification by a uniformed member or authorized or designated employee of the Missouri state highway patrol stationed in the troop area in which the applicant's place of business is located; except, that in counties of the first classification, certification may be performed by an officer of a metropolitan police department when the applicant's established place of business of salvage is in the metropolitan area where the certifying metropolitan police officer is employed. An applicant shall have a bona fide established place of business which shall include a permanent enclosed building or structure, either owned in fee or leased and actually occupied as a place of business by the applicant for:

(1) Selling used parts of or used accessories for vehicles; or

(2) Salvaging, wrecking or dismantling vehicles for resale of the parts thereof; or

(3) Rebuilding and repairing wrecked or dismantled vehicles; or

(4) Processing scrapped vehicles or vehicle parts.

3. The applicant's place of business shall be a place wherein the public may contact the owner or operator, in person or by telephone, at any reasonable time, and wherein shall be kept and maintained the books, records, files, tools, equipment and other matters required and necessary to conduct the business.

4. The application shall include a photograph, not to exceed eight inches by ten inches, showing the building and business premises and shall accompany the initial application but will not be required for subsequent renewals unless substantial changes have been made to the building or business premises.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 5, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Suspension or revocation of license.

301.223. The department shall suspend or revoke a license, upon notice and reasonable opportunity to be heard, if it finds:

(1) The license was fraudulently procured or erroneously issued;

(2) The applicant, or any partner or principal officer of the applicant, if a partnership or corporation, has failed to comply with the provisions of sections 301.217 to 301.229 and the laws of this state relating to registration of and certificate of title of vehicles;

(3) The license is not displayed.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 6)



Licensees to maintain records--inspection of premises.

301.225. Every person licensed or required to be licensed shall maintain for three years on vehicles not more than seven years old a record of:

(1) Every vehicle or used transmission, rear end, cowl, frame, body, front end assembly or engine of or for a vehicle received or acquired by him, its description and identifying number, if any, the date of its receipt or acquisition, and the name and address of the person from whom received or acquired;

(2) Every vehicle wrecked, dismantled or disposed of by him, and the date of its wrecking or dismantling and, if sold to a scrap metal operator, the operator's name and address. Every such record shall be retained by the person licensed or required to be licensed at his principal place of business and shall be open to inspection by any representative of the department, member or authorized or designated employee of the Missouri highway patrol, or any police officer during reasonable business hours. Members of the patrol or any police officer may inspect the premises of every person licensed or required to be licensed at any time that business is being conducted or work is being performed, whether or not open to the public to enforce the provisions of sections 301.217 to 301.229.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 7, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Department to provide information.

301.226. The department shall provide the licensee with the information on the location of public identifying numbers on the parts of the vehicles for which identifying numbers are required to be kept.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 8)



Salvage certificate of title mandatory or optional, when--issuance, fee--junking certificate issued or rescinded, when--inoperable vehicle for ten years, scrap metal operator may purchase without title.

301.227. 1. Whenever a vehicle is sold for salvage, dismantling or rebuilding, the purchaser shall forward to the director of revenue within ten days the certificate of ownership or salvage certificate of title and the proper application and fee of eight dollars and fifty cents, and the director shall issue a negotiable salvage certificate of title to the purchaser of the salvaged vehicle. On vehicles purchased during a year that is no more than six years after the manufacturer's model year designation for such vehicle, it shall be mandatory that the purchaser apply for a salvage title. On vehicles purchased during a year that is more than six years after the manufacturer's model year designation for such vehicle, then application for a salvage title shall be optional on the part of the purchaser. Whenever a vehicle is sold for destruction and a salvage certificate of title, junking certificate, or certificate of ownership exists, the seller, if licensed under sections 301.217 to 301.221, shall forward the certificate to the director of revenue within ten days, with the notation of the date sold for destruction and the name of the purchaser clearly shown on the face of the certificate.

2. Whenever a vehicle is classified as "junk", as defined in section 301.010, the purchaser may forward to the director of revenue the salvage certificate of title or certificate of ownership and the director shall issue a negotiable junking certificate to the purchaser of the vehicle. The director may also issue a junking certificate to a possessor of a vehicle manufactured twenty-six years or more prior to the current model year who has a bill of sale for said vehicle but does not possess a certificate of ownership, provided no claim of theft has been made on the vehicle and the highway patrol has by letter stated the vehicle is not listed as stolen after checking the registration number through its nationwide computer system. Such certificate may be granted within thirty days of the submission of a request.

3. Upon receipt of a properly completed application for a junking certificate, the director of revenue shall issue to the applicant a junking certificate which shall authorize the holder to possess, transport, or, by assignment, transfer ownership in such parts, scrap or junk, and a certificate of title shall not again be issued for such vehicle; except that, the initial purchaser shall, within ninety days, be allowed to rescind his application for a junking certificate by surrendering the junking certificate and apply for a salvage certificate of title in his name. The seller of a vehicle for which a junking certificate has been applied for or issued shall disclose such fact in writing to any prospective buyers before sale of such vehicle; otherwise the sale shall be voidable at the option of the buyer.

4. No scrap metal operator shall acquire or purchase a motor vehicle or parts thereof without, at the time of such acquisition, receiving the original certificate of title or salvage certificate of title or junking certificate from the seller of the vehicle or parts, unless the seller is a licensee under sections 301.219 to 301.221.

5. All titles and certificates required to be received by scrap metal operators from nonlicensees shall be forwarded by the operator to the director of revenue within ten days of the receipt of the vehicle or parts.

6. The scrap metal operator shall keep a record, for three years, of the seller's name and address, the salvage business license number of the licensee, date of purchase, and any vehicle or parts identification numbers open for inspection as provided in section 301.225.

7. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a motor vehicle dealer as defined in section 301.550 and licensed under the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.572* may negotiate one reassignment of a salvage certificate of title on the back thereof.

8. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, an insurance company which settles a claim for a stolen vehicle may apply for and shall be issued a negotiable salvage certificate of title without the payment of any fee upon proper application within thirty days after settlement of the claim for such stolen vehicle. However, if the insurance company upon recovery of a stolen vehicle determines that the stolen vehicle has not sustained damage to the extent that the vehicle would have otherwise been declared a salvage vehicle pursuant to subdivision (51) of section 301.010, then the insurance company may have the vehicle inspected by the Missouri state highway patrol, or other law enforcement agency authorized by the director of revenue, in accordance with the inspection provisions of subsection 9 of section 301.190. Upon receipt of title application, applicable fee, the completed inspection, and the return of any previously issued negotiable salvage certificate, the director shall issue an original title with no salvage or prior salvage designation. Upon the issuance of an original title the director shall remove any indication of the negotiable salvage title previously issued to the insurance company from the department's electronic records.

9. Notwithstanding subsection 4 of this section or any other provision of the law to the contrary, if a motor vehicle is inoperable and is at least ten model years old, or the parts are from a motor vehicle that is inoperable and is at least ten model years old, a scrap metal operator may purchase or acquire such motor vehicle or parts without receiving the original certificate of title, salvage certificate of title, or junking certificate from the seller of the vehicle or parts, provided the scrap metal operator verifies with the department of revenue, via the department's online record access, that the motor vehicle is not subject to any recorded security interest or lien and the scrap metal operator complies with the requirements of this subsection. In lieu of forwarding certificates of titles for such motor vehicles as required by subsection 5 of this section, the scrap metal operator shall forward a copy of the seller's state identification along with a bill of sale to the department of revenue. The bill of sale form shall be designed by the director and such form shall include, but not be limited to, a certification that the motor vehicle is at least ten model years old, is inoperable, is not subject to any recorded security interest or lien, and a certification by the seller that the seller has the legal authority to sell or otherwise transfer the seller's interest in the motor vehicle or parts. Upon receipt of the information required by this subsection, the department of revenue shall cancel any certificate of title and registration for the motor vehicle. If the motor vehicle is inoperable and at least twenty model years old, then the scrap metal operator shall not be required to verify with the department of revenue whether the motor vehicle is subject to any recorded security interests or liens. As used in this subsection, the term "inoperable" means a motor vehicle that is in a rusted, wrecked, discarded, worn out, extensively damaged, dismantled, and mechanically inoperative condition and the vehicle's highest and best use is for scrap purposes. The director of the department of revenue is directed to promulgate rules and regulations to implement and administer the provisions of this section, including but not limited to, the development of a uniform bill of sale. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2012, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 9, A.L. 1983 H.B. 149, et al., A.L. 1984 S.B. 648 Revision, H.B. 1045, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1581, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1150)

*Section 301.572 was repealed in 1997 by H.B. 207.



Penalties--director of revenue to enforce provisions.

301.229. 1. Anyone who violates any provision of sections 301.217 to 301.229 is guilty of a class A misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided by law.

2. The director of revenue or his or her designated representative, including members or authorized or designated employees of the Missouri highway patrol shall administer and enforce the provisions of sections 301.217 to 301.229 and may develop, prescribe and issue any forms, notices or other written documents in order to enforce such authority and to ensure that every person licensed or required to be licensed pursuant to sections 301.217 to 301.229 is in compliance with sections 301.217 to 301.229.

(L. 1979 H.B. 78 10, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1581, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Stolen cars reported to state highway patrol--reports and information.

301.230. Each sheriff and police department of the state shall make an immediate report to the state highway patrol of each motor vehicle reported stolen or recovered within their jurisdiction. The state highway patrol shall keep a file and index of the reports, together with similar reports received from other states and shall furnish the director of revenue such information as is necessary for the administration of sections 301.030 to 301.050, 301.080, 301.100 to 301.150, 301.170 to 301.240, 301.300 to 301.330 and 301.360. Before issuing a certificate of title and registration on a motor vehicle previously registered in another state the director of revenue shall check the application with the motor vehicle theft records.

(L. 1947 V. I p. 380 8369g)



Director of revenue to cooperate with other states.

301.240. The director of revenue shall cooperate with the commissioners or the officials of other states and countries having supervision of the registration of motor vehicles and shall exchange information with them relative to the registration, ownership, sale and theft of motor vehicles, for the purpose of suppressing the stealing and unauthorized use of motor vehicles.

(RSMo 1939 8382, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380)

Prior revision: 1929 7774



State and municipally owned motor vehicles--public schools and colleges courtesy or driver training vehicles--regulations.

301.260. 1. The director of revenue shall issue certificates for all cars owned by the state of Missouri and shall assign to each of such cars two plates bearing the words: "State of Missouri, official car number ...................." (with the number inserted thereon), which plates shall be displayed on such cars when they are being used on the highways. No officer or employee or other person shall use such a motor vehicle for other than official use.

2. Motor vehicles used as ambulances, patrol wagons and fire apparatus, owned by any municipality of this state, shall be exempt from all of the provisions of sections 301.010 to 301.440 while being operated within the limits of such municipality, but the municipality may regulate the speed and use of such motor vehicles owned by them; and all other motor vehicles owned by municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions of the state shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 301.010 to 301.440 requiring registration, proof of ownership and display of number plates; provided, however, that there shall be a plate, or, on each side of such motor vehicle, letters not less than three inches in height with a stroke of not less than three-eighths of an inch wide, to display the name of such municipality, county or political subdivision, the department thereof, and a distinguishing number. Provided, further, that when any motor vehicle is owned and operated exclusively by any school district and used solely for transportation of school children, the commissioner shall assign to each of such motor vehicles two plates bearing the words "School Bus, State of Missouri, car no. ................" (with the number inserted thereon), which plates shall be displayed on such motor vehicles when they are being used on the highways. No officer, or employee of the municipality, county or subdivision, or any other person shall operate such a motor vehicle unless the same is marked as herein provided, and no officer, employee or other person shall use such a motor vehicle for other than official purposes.

3. For registration purposes only, a public school or college shall be considered the temporary owner of a vehicle acquired from a motor vehicle dealer which is to be used as a courtesy vehicle or a driver training vehicle. The school or college shall present to the director of revenue a copy of a lease agreement with an option to purchase clause between the authorized motor vehicle dealer and the school or college and a photocopy of the front and back of the dealer's vehicle manufacturer's statement of origin or certificate of title, and shall make application for and be granted a nonnegotiable certificate of ownership and be issued the appropriate license plates. Registration plates are not necessary on a driver training vehicle when the motor vehicle is plainly marked as a driver training vehicle while being used for such purpose and such vehicle can also be used in conjunction with the activities of the educational institution.

4. As used in this section, the term "political subdivision" is intended to include any township, road district, sewer district, school district, municipality, town or village, sheltered workshop, as defined in section 178.900, and any interstate compact agency which operates a public mass transportation system.

(RSMo 1939 8374, A.L. 1941 p. 446, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1153, A.L. 1991 H.B. 39 & 41, A.L. 2001 S.B. 244, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402 merged with H.B. 1807, et al., A.L. 2013 H.B. 428)

Prior revision: 1929 7767



Trip permits--fees--entry without permit, effect--prepayment not required if agreement with other states.

301.265. 1. The owner of any motor vehicle or, in the event the motor vehicle is legally operated by someone other than the owner, then the operator thereof, which is duly and legally registered in some other jurisdiction but which cannot legally be operated on Missouri highways under the provisions of section 301.271, or under the provisions of any applicable agreement duly entered into by the Missouri highway reciprocity commission, which is operated on the highways of this state only occasionally by such owner or operator, may in lieu of the payment of the registration fee for such vehicle, obtain a trip permit from the department of revenue authorizing the operation of such vehicle on the highways of this state for a period of not to exceed seventy-two hours. The trip permit is valid for use by any owner or operator who uses the vehicle during the seventy-two hour period. The fee for such trip permit shall be ten dollars and shall be collected by the department of revenue and deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state highway department fund except when an agreement has been negotiated with another jurisdiction whereby prepayment is not required. In such cases, the terms of the agreement shall prevail. When such trip permit fee has been paid on a motor vehicle, no registration or fee shall be required for a trailer or semitrailer duly and legally registered in any jurisdiction and propelled by such motor vehicle. The director of revenue shall prescribe rules and regulations to effectuate the purpose of this section. Application for such trip permits shall be made on a form prescribed by and shall contain such information as may be required by the director of revenue.

2. The requirements of Missouri law as to title of motor vehicles shall not be applicable to vehicles operated under such trip permits.

3. Any owner or operator who desires to use a trip permit for the operation of his vehicle shall secure such permit and the same must be in full force and effect before the vehicle enters or commences its trip in the state of Missouri.

4. Operators who fail to obtain such permit before the vehicle enters or commences its trip in this state are subject to arrest and must obtain such permit before proceeding. The permits shall be made available at official highway weight stations.

5. The purchase of a ten dollar trip permit shall allow such operator to haul the maximum weight allowed by statute.

6. Such permits may be sold in advance of the date of their use in such quantities as the director of revenue shall determine.

(L. 1965 p. 472 1 to 3, A.L. 1971 S.B. 171, A.L. 1975 S.B. 314, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1473)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Highway reciprocity commission abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission, 226.008



Hunter's permit, certain commercial motor vehicles, purpose, restrictions--application, fee--director may promulgate rules.

301.266. 1. The owner of any motor vehicle which was duly and legally proportionally registered in Missouri with the highway reciprocity commission, but which cannot legally be operated on Missouri highways because of lease cancellation, may, in lieu of the payment of other registration fee for such vehicle and upon proof of ownership, obtain a hunter's permit from the department of revenue. Such permit shall authorize the operation of the vehicle on the highways of this state and the highways of all member jurisdictions of the international registration plan for a period not to exceed thirty days. Any vehicle operated under a hunter's permit issued in accordance with this section shall only be operated while empty and shall only be operated for the purpose of securing a new lease agreement under which proper registration may be obtained. No vehicle may be operated on the highways of this state when the registration of such vehicle has been cancelled, unless the vehicle owner shall have been issued a hunter's permit for such vehicle. Operation of any vehicle without proper registration or a hunter's permit shall constitute a class A misdemeanor. No owner operating such a vehicle without proper registration or a hunter's permit shall be allowed to operate the vehicle until he has purchased a hunter's permit or otherwise obtained proper registration.

2. Application for a hunter's permit shall be made upon forms prescribed by the director. Application shall be made to the highway reciprocity commission. The applicant shall provide proof acceptable to the commission, that he has surrendered all plates, cab cards and other evidence of previous registration to the previous registrant before a permit under this section may be issued. The fee for a hunter's permit shall be twenty-five dollars and shall be collected by the department of revenue and deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state highway department fund. When such fee has been paid, no other registration fee shall be required for any trailer or semitrailer which is being towed by such vehicle.

3. Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, a vehicle operated on a hunter's permit shall not be subject to the laws of this state relating to motor vehicle titles during the time of operation on such permit.

4. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to change the vehicle owner's duty to timely file any necessary fuel reports and to pay any fuel taxes owed to the state of Missouri.

5. The director of revenue may prescribe rules and regulations for the effective administration of this section.

(L. 1993 S.B. 105)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Highway reciprocity commission abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission, 226.008



Seventy-two-hour permits--fee.

301.267. 1. The owner of any motor vehicle, or in the event the motor vehicle is legally operated by someone other than the owner, then the operator thereof, may obtain the permits required by sections 142.422, 301.265 and 390.136 from the Missouri highway reciprocity commission. The commission shall issue a single permit authorizing the operation of such vehicle on the highways of this state for a period of not to exceed seventy-two hours. The fee for such trip permit shall be twenty-five dollars and shall be collected by the department of revenue and deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state highway department fund except when an agreement has been negotiated with another jurisdiction whereby prepayment is not required. In such cases, the terms of agreement shall prevail.

2. The requirements of sections 142.422, 301.265, and 390.136 concerning trip permits shall apply to the operation of the vehicle under this section.

(L. 1975 S.B. 312 2, 3, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1473)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Highway reciprocity commission abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission 226.008



Reciprocity in registration with other states--registration of trailers.

301.271. 1. Unless otherwise provided by duly executed agreements entered into pursuant to sections 301.271 to 301.279, a nonresident owner, owning any motor vehicle which has been duly registered for the current year in the state, District of Columbia, territory or possession of the United States, foreign country or other place of which the owner is a resident, and which at all times when operated in this state has displayed upon it the number plate issued for the vehicle in the place of residence of such owner, may operate or permit the operation of such vehicle within this state without registering such vehicle or paying any such registration fee to this state; but the provisions of this subsection shall be operative to allow such owner to operate or permit the operation of such vehicle owned by a nonresident of this state only to the extent that under the laws of the state, District of Columbia, territory or possession of the United States, foreign country or other place of residence of the nonresident owner, substantially equivalent exemptions are granted to residents of Missouri for the operation of vehicles duly registered in Missouri.

2. Unless otherwise provided by duly executed agreements entered into pursuant to sections 301.271 to 301.279, trailers registered in any jurisdiction may be operated in combination with any motor vehicle properly registered in accordance with sections 301.271 to 301.279.

(L. 1958 2d Ex. Sess. p. 176 6, 7)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Interstate motor carriers, registration and regulation of pursuant to International Registration Plan transferred to highways and transportation commission, 226.008

(2004) Reciprocal exemption only applies if nonresident owner timely registers vehicle elsewhere. Holm v. Director of Revenue, 148 S.W.3d 313 (Mo.banc).



Commission may require reports--make investigations--regulations.

301.275. The commission may require such reports from owners and operators of motor vehicles as may be useful to assist the commission in performing its duties under sections 301.271 to 301.279. Such reports shall furnish such information as may be required by the commission and shall cover such periods and be made at such time or times as the commission may direct and shall be in the form prescribed by the commission and shall be verified by the person making such report or by the president, vice president, secretary or other responsible officer or employee of a corporation or association or by a partner or a responsible employee of a partnership. The commission may make or direct the making of such investigations within or without the state, as may be necessary for the performance of its duties under sections 301.271 to 301.279. If any owner or operator of motor vehicles shall file any false report or give false information called for or required under sections 301.271 to 301.279, the commission shall have power to suspend or revoke any or all reciprocity as to such owner or operator. The commission may make and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to effectively carry out its duties under sections 301.271 to 301.279.

(L. 1958 2d Ex. Sess. p. 176 3)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Interstate motor carriers, registration and regulation of pursuant to International Registration Plan transferred to highways and transportation commission, 226.008



Reciprocity agreements, negotiation, provisions, limits--highway reciprocity fund established--deposit of fees.

301.277. 1. The commission may negotiate and enter into reciprocal agreements or arrangements with other states, the District of Columbia, territories and possessions of the United States, and foreign countries as follows:

(1) To exempt, either wholly or partially, under such terms, conditions and restrictions as it deems proper, motor vehicles and trailers licensed in other states, the District of Columbia, territories and possessions of the United States, and foreign countries or political subdivisions thereof wherein the owner is a resident, from any or all registration fees, as provided by law, but any exemption afforded hereunder shall be extended to owners whose vehicles are duly licensed in the state of their residence only to the extent that substantially equivalent exemptions are extended by that state to vehicles which are duly licensed in this state.

(2) If any state permits or requires the licensing of fleets of motor vehicles and trailers or combinations thereof operated in interstate or combined interstate and intrastate commerce and payment of license taxes and other fixed fees thereon on an apportionment basis commensurate with and determined by the miles traveled on and the use made of said state's highways or any other equitable basis of apportionment, and exempts equipment registered in other states under such apportionment basis from its own registration and other fixed fees, then said Missouri highway reciprocity commission may by agreement adopt such exemptions with respect to motor vehicles and trailers, which agreement may, under such terms, conditions and restrictions as the commission deems proper, provide that owners and operators of motor vehicles and trailers operated in interstate or combined interstate and intrastate commerce in Missouri shall be required to pay registration and other fees on an apportionment basis commensurate with and determined by the miles traveled on and the use made of Missouri highways, or any other equitable basis of apportionment, and shall provide a fair and equitable formula for apportionment whereby there shall be registered in Missouri and the Missouri registration fees paid and applied to a proper proportion of said motor vehicles and trailers operated in the fleet.

(3) Such agreements may authorize the granting of reciprocal privileges to an owner for vehicles which are not licensed in the state, District of Columbia, territory or possession of the United States, foreign country, or other place of such owner's residence when such owner maintains a bona fide place of business in a state, District of Columbia, territory or possession of the United States, foreign country or other place other than his residence and such vehicle is in fact based at such a place of business and is principally operated into and out of such a place of business as a terminal of its operation and such vehicle is duly licensed in the state, District of Columbia, territory or possession of the United States, foreign country, or other place where such place of business is located. Before reciprocal privileges are granted to an owner under such agreement authorized by this subsection, the commission may, under such conditions and terms as it deems advisable, require such owner to apply for a basing point permit which, among other things, shall name the state, District of Columbia, territory or possession of the United States, foreign country, or other place in which such vehicle is to be licensed.

2. Any agreement entered into by the commission shall require that the operator of any vehicle for which reciprocal privileges are claimed must have in his possession a valid and legal registration certificate or other evidence of proper registration issued for such vehicle by the state or other jurisdiction in which it is registered.

3. Notwithstanding section 301.090, fees collected by the commission which are subject to prorating under this section shall be immediately transmitted to the treasurer of the state for deposit to the credit of the state highway department fund except that part of such fees to be paid to other states under a reciprocal agreement shall be placed in a special fund designated a "reciprocity fund." The commission shall not less frequently* than once each month direct the payment of, and the treasurer shall pay, the reciprocal fees to the appropriate state or states. All income derived from the investment of the "reciprocity fund" by the treasurer shall be credited to the highway department fund.

4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no reciprocity shall be granted under any statute or agreement for the operation of any commercial motor vehicle within the state of Missouri solely in intrastate commerce, but all vehicles so engaged must be duly registered and licensed in the state of Missouri.

(L. 1958 2d Ex. Sess. p. 176 4, 5, 8, A.L. 1981 H.B. 511)

*Original rolls have word "frequent".

CROSS REFERENCES:

Highway reciprocity commission abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission, 226.008

Interstate motor carriers, registration and regulation of pursuant to International Registration Plan transferred to highways and transportation commission, 226.008



Cooperation in reciprocal agreements with public service commission.

301.279. The commission shall cooperate with the public service commission in the matter of negotiating and entering into reciprocal agreements as provided for under sections 301.271 to 301.279 and as provided for by section 386.220, but the provisions and agreements as to reciprocity concerning motor vehicle registration shall be separate and distinct from and not governed by any provisions or agreements as to reciprocity concerning public service commission fees and charges.

(L. 1958 2d Ex. Sess. p. 176 9)



Dealers and garage keepers, sales report required--unclaimed vehicle report required, contents--alteration of vehicle identification number, effect--false statement, penalty.

301.280. 1. Every motor vehicle dealer and boat dealer shall make a monthly report to the department of revenue, on blanks to be prescribed by the department of revenue, giving the following information: date of the sale of each motor vehicle, boat, trailer and all-terrain vehicle sold; the name and address of the buyer; the name of the manufacturer; year of manufacture; model of vehicle; vehicle identification number; style of vehicle; odometer setting; and it shall also state whether the motor vehicle, boat, trailer or all-terrain vehicle is new or secondhand. Each monthly sales report filed by a motor vehicle dealer who collects sales tax under subsection 8 of section 144.070 shall also include the amount of state and local sales tax collected for each motor vehicle sold if sales tax was due. The odometer reading is not required when reporting the sale of any motor vehicle that is ten years old or older, any motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of more than sixteen thousand pounds, new vehicles that are transferred on a manufacturer's statement of origin between one franchised motor vehicle dealer and another, or boats, all-terrain vehicles or trailers. The sale of all thirty-day temporary permits, without exception, shall be recorded in the appropriate space on the dealer's monthly sales report by recording the complete permit number issued on the motor vehicle or trailer sale listed. The monthly sales report shall be completed in full and signed by an officer, partner, or owner of the dealership, and actually received by the department of revenue on or before the fifteenth day of the month succeeding the month for which the sales are being reported. If no sales occur in any given month, a report shall be submitted for that month indicating no sales. Any vehicle dealer who fails to file a monthly report or who fails to file a timely report shall be subject to disciplinary action as prescribed in section 301.562 or a penalty assessed by the director not to exceed three hundred dollars per violation. Every motor vehicle and boat dealer shall retain copies of the monthly sales report as part of the records to be maintained at the dealership location and shall hold them available for inspection by appropriate law enforcement officials and officials of the department of revenue. Every vehicle dealer selling twenty or more vehicles a month shall file the monthly sales report with the department in an electronic format. Any dealer filing a monthly sales report in an electronic format shall be exempt from filing the notice of transfer required by section 301.196. For any dealer not filing electronically, the notice of transfer required by section 301.196 shall be submitted with the monthly sales report as prescribed by the director.

2. Every dealer and every person operating a public garage shall keep a correct record of the vehicle identification number, odometer setting, manufacturer's name of all motor vehicles or trailers accepted by him for the purpose of sale, rental, storage, repair or repainting, together with the name and address of the person delivering such motor vehicle or trailer to the dealer or public garage keeper, and the person delivering such motor vehicle or trailer shall record such information in a file kept by the dealer or garage keeper. The record shall be kept for five years and be open for inspection by law enforcement officials, members or authorized or designated employees of the Missouri highway patrol, and persons, agencies and officials designated by the director of revenue.

3. Every dealer and every person operating a public garage in which a motor vehicle remains unclaimed for a period of fifteen days shall, within five days after the expiration of that period, report the motor vehicle as unclaimed to the director of revenue. Such report shall be on a form prescribed by the director of revenue. A motor vehicle left by its owner whose name and address are known to the dealer or his employee or person operating a public garage or his employee is not considered unclaimed. Any dealer or person operating a public garage who fails to report a motor vehicle as unclaimed as herein required forfeits all claims and liens for its garaging, parking or storing.

4. The director of revenue shall maintain appropriately indexed cumulative records of unclaimed vehicles reported to the director. Such records shall be kept open to public inspection during reasonable business hours.

5. The alteration or obliteration of the vehicle identification number on any such motor vehicle shall be prima facie evidence of larceny, and the dealer or person operating such public garage shall upon the discovery of such obliteration or alteration immediately notify the highway patrol, sheriff, marshal, constable or chief of police of the municipality where the dealer or garage keeper has his place of business, and shall hold such motor vehicle or trailer for a period of forty-eight hours for the purpose of an investigation by the officer so notified.

6. Any person who knowingly makes a false statement or omission of a material fact in a monthly sales report to the department of revenue, as described in subsection 1 of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(RSMo 1939 8381, A.L. 1974 H.B. 985, A.L. 1983 S.B. 9, A.L. 1984 S.B. 656, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1367 & 1573, A.L. 1988 H.B. 990, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)

Prior revisions: 1929 7773; 1919 7568, 7605



Correctional enterprises to manufacture plates and highway signs--money received for manufacturing plates and signs, how deposited.

301.290. 1. Correctional enterprises of the department of corrections shall purchase, erect and maintain all of the machinery and equipment necessary for the manufacture of the license plates and tabs issued by the director of revenue, and of signs used by the state transportation department. Beginning on January 1, 2011, correctional enterprises shall no longer erect and maintain tabs for the department of revenue.

2. The director of revenue shall procure all plates issued by him, and the state transportation department shall procure all signs used by it from correctional enterprises, unless an emergency arises and correctional enterprises cannot furnish the plates, tabs or signs.

3. Correctional enterprises shall furnish the plates and signs at such a price as will not exceed the price at which such plates and signs may be obtained upon the open market, but in no event shall such price be less than the cost of manufacture, including labor and materials.

4. All moneys derived from the sale of the plates, tabs and signs shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the working capital revolving fund as provided in section 217.595.

(RSMo 1939 8378, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1957 p. 623, A.L. 1961 p. 463, A.L. 1977 H.B. 367, et al., A.L. 1983 H.B. 713 Revision, A.L. 1990 H.B. 974, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2005 H.B. 487, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683)



Replacement of lost, stolen or damaged certificates, plates, or tabs, procedure to obtain replacement or duplicates, fee--multiyear plates fee.

301.300. 1. In event of the loss, theft, mutilation or destruction of any certificate of ownership, number plate, tab or set of tabs issued by the director of revenue, the lawful holder thereof shall, within five days, file with the director of revenue, an affidavit showing such fact, and shall, on the payment of a fee of eight dollars and fifty cents, obtain a duplicate or replacement of such plate, certificate, tab or set of tabs. Any duplicate certificate issued for any "motor vehicle primarily for business use", as defined in section 301.010, shall be issued only to the owner of record.

2. Upon filing affidavit of lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed certificate of registration, the director of revenue shall issue to the lawful owner a duplicate or replacement thereof upon payment of a fee of eight dollars and fifty cents.

3. Vehicle owners who elect not to transfer or renew multiyear plates shall be charged a fee equal to that charged for a lost plate in addition to the registration fee prescribed by law at the time the new plate or plates are issued.

4. Notwithstanding subsection 1 of this section, a new or used motor vehicle dealer may obtain a duplicate or replacement title in the owner's name if the owner's title has been lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed and is not available for assignment. In order to obtain the duplicate or replacement title from the department of revenue, the licensed dealer shall procure a power of attorney from the owner authorizing the dealer to obtain a duplicate or replacement title in the owner's name and sign any title assignments on the owner's behalf. The application to the department of revenue for the duplicate or replacement title shall be accompanied by the executed power of attorney, or a copy thereof, and the application shall contain the appropriate mailing address of the dealer. The director of the department of revenue is authorized to make all necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this subsection, and shall design all necessary forms required by this subsection. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2005, shall be invalid and void.

(RSMo 1939 8379, A.L. 1941 p. 445, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A.L. 1981 H.B. 511, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1581, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279 merged with H.B. 1450, A.L. 2005 H.B. 487)

Prior revision: 1929 7771



Stolen license plate tabs, replacement at no cost, when, procedure, limitation.

301.301. Any person replacing a stolen license plate tab may receive at no cost up to two sets of two license plate tabs per year when the application for the replacement tab is accompanied with a notarized affidavit verifying that such license plate tab or tabs were stolen.

(L. 1995 S.B. 374 4, A.L. 2005 H.B. 487 merged with S.B. 378, A.L. 2007 S.B. 384, A.L. 2013 H.B. 103)



Missing license plate tab, no citation issued, when.

301.302. A citation shall not be issued to any person stopped by law enforcement for a missing license plate tab or tabs if such person indicates that the tab or tabs have been stolen and a check on such person's vehicle registration reveals that the vehicle is properly registered. A law enforcement officer may issue a warning under these circumstances. In the event a citation is improperly issued to a person for missing tabs when the requirements of this section are met, any court costs shall be waived.

(L. 2005 H.B. 487 merged with S.B. 378)



Owner may be instructed to replace plate--cancellation of registration--waiver of cost--penalty.

301.310. 1. Whenever a law enforcement officer observes a plate to be in such condition as to hinder or make difficult identification of same, he shall notify the director of revenue and instruct the owner to apply for a duplicate plate.

2. If the owner has not made application within fifteen days, the director of revenue may cancel such registration and notify the registrant and such cancellation shall remain in force until the application has been filed.

3. The director of revenue may at his discretion replace worn plates without cost to the registrant.

4. Failure to surrender a mutilated or worn plate for which duplicate has been issued shall be* punishable under section 301.440.

(RSMo 1939 8379, A.L. 1941 p. 445, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683)

Prior revision: 1929 7771

*Word "be" omitted from original rolls.



Other plates prohibited.

301.320. No person shall operate a motor vehicle or trailer on which there is displayed on the front or rear thereof any other plate, tag or placard bearing any number except the plate furnished by the director of revenue or the placard herein authorized, and the official license tag of any municipality of this state, nor shall there be displayed on any motor vehicle or trailer a placard, sign or tag bearing the words "license lost", "license applied for", or words of similar import, as a substitute for such number plates or such placard.

(RSMo 1939 8377, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380, A. 1949 S.B. 1110)

Prior revisions: 1929 7770; 1919 7564, 7565

CROSS REFERENCE:

Identification plates for consular officers, 26.140



Commercial vehicles licensed for 36,000 pounds or less, information displayed on exception.

301.330. Each commercial motor vehicle except those licensed under the provisions of section 301.057 or 301.058 based on a gross weight of thirty-six thousand pounds or less and which are not regularly used for actual commercial purposes shall have displayed thereon in a conspicuous place:

(1) The name of the owner;

(2) The address from which the motor vehicle is operated;

(3) Each local commercial vehicle in addition shall have displayed in a conspicuous place the word "local".

(RSMo 1939 8369, A.L. 1943 p. 663, A.L. 1945 p. 1194; RSMo 1939 8377, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380; A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1951 p. 695, A.L. 1965 p. 473, A.L. 1975 H.B. 95, A.L. 1988 S.B. 686, A.L. 1996 S.B. 792)

Prior revision: 1929 7761, 7770



Municipal licenses--fees--carrier occupation taxes--election for increase in levy.

301.340. 1. Municipalities, by ordinance, may levy and collect license taxes from the owners of and dealers in motor vehicles, residing in such municipalities, and may require the display of license plates or stickers. Municipal license taxes, including the cost of plates, stickers and notarial fees shall not exceed the amounts in effect on September 28, 1985, or the amounts approved by the voters of the municipality on or after September 28, 1985, whichever is greater.

2. Upon approval of the voters of any city, the amount of the motor vehicle license tax imposed by such city shall be:

(1) Uniform for all motor vehicles; or

(2) At three different rates for passenger cars, trucks, and motorcycles; or

(3) At rates which are based on the horsepower of motor vehicles other than commercial motor vehicles and the tonnage of commercial motor vehicles.

3. Other provisions of the law to the contrary notwithstanding, any motor vehicle license tax imposed by any city may, by ordinance recommended by the license collector of such city, be included as a charge on bills issued for personal property taxes and may be collected, with and in the same payment as personal property taxes, by the collector of revenue. The collector of revenue may collect delinquent receipts of such motor vehicle license taxes, and penalties thereon, in the same manner and form as provided by law for the collection of delinquent ad valorem property taxes.

4. No municipal license tax shall be collected from a resident of any municipality for motor vehicles used exclusively outside of such municipality, and that fact may be shown by an affidavit of the motor vehicle owner for the purpose of securing a state registration certificate without producing a receipt for municipal license taxes. When the owner of any motor vehicle or trailer, or chauffeur, or registered operator shall have complied with the requirements of this section, he shall not be required to pay any license tax or fee to any municipality, or to submit to any other requirement, except as authorized by this section, in any municipality of this state.

5. Municipalities may impose occupation taxes on the business of transporting passengers, freight and merchandise for hire carried on within their limits, and may measure such taxes by the number of motor vehicles engaged in such transportation.

6. At no time shall any municipality propose a percentage increase in the municipal license tax on commercial motor vehicles higher than that of other motor vehicles.

7. In lieu of the license tax prescribed pursuant to this section, the governing body of any city in which the voters of the city have approved such a license tax may submit to the qualified voters of the city a proposal to either increase the city property tax levy imposed pursuant to sections 94.010 to 94.330 or increase the city sales tax levied pursuant to sections 94.510 to 94.550 by an amount to generate approximately the same amount of revenue as the license tax prescribed by this section generates. No such proposal shall become effective unless and until the majority of the qualified voters in the city approve such proposal at a citywide election held for such purpose. Any proposal approved by the voters shall cause the property or sales tax to increase by the approved amount and shall cause the motor vehicle license tax imposed pursuant to this section to be eliminated in that city.

(RSMo 1939 8369, A.L. 1943 p. 663, A.L. 1945 p. 1194; RSMo 1939 8395, A.L. 1943 p. 659; A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1955 p. 617, A.L. 1957 p. 628, A.L. 1985 S.B. 188, A.L. 1993 S.B. 376)



Municipality not to require permits of certain wreckers, exceptions when--county permits, when.

301.344. No town, city, village or municipality shall require a fee, permit or license for any reason from any wrecker or tow service business registered with the United States Department of Transportation, however, any county or a city not within a county of this state shall require such a fee, permit or license of any such business physically located in such county or city not within a county or of any such business which conducts more than fifty percent of its wrecker or tow service business activities in such county or city not within a county.

(L. 1993 S.B. 105 301.032 subsec. 7, A.L. 1996 S.B. 560)



Books and records, motor vehicles--audit by state auditor, when.

301.350. 1. Upon receipt of an application for registration of a motor vehicle, trailer, manufacturer or dealer, as provided in this chapter, the director of revenue shall file such application and register such motor vehicle, trailer, manufacturer or dealer, together with the facts stated in the application, under a distinctive number assigned to such motor vehicle, trailer, manufacturer or dealer. Separate records shall be kept as follows:

(1) Motor vehicles registered by owners;

(2) Commercial motor vehicles;

(3) Trailers;

(4) Motorcycles and motor tricycles;

(5) Manufacturers and dealers.

2. The director of revenue may keep such other classifications and records as he may deem necessary and may enter contracts or agreements or otherwise make arrangements for computerized access to odometer and title information.

3. All of such books and records shall be kept open to public inspection during reasonable business hours.

4. The governor may cause the records of the department of revenue to be audited by the state auditor at any time.

(RSMo 1939 8380, A.L. 1951 p. 693, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1512, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1581, A.L. 1989 H.B. 211)

Prior revisions: 1929 7772; 1919 7554

Effective 7-6-89



Fee for records requested for batch/bulk customers authorized.

301.351. The director of the department of revenue shall collect a maximum fee of one-half of one cent per motor vehicle or driver license record for batch/bulk customer requests that meet the criteria enumerated in the Drivers Privacy and Protection Act.

(L. 2008 S.B. 711 1)



Record established by chapter 301 to be retained or destroyed, when.

301.360. Records established pursuant to this chapter shall be retained or destroyed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 109.

(RSMo 1939 8368, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 380; L. 1945 p. 1222 1; A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3)

Prior revision: 1929 7760



Replacement of motor--procedure.

301.370. 1. Nothing in sections 301.010 to 301.440 shall be construed to prohibit the owner of a duly registered motor vehicle from removing the motor or engine from such vehicle and replacing it with a new or reconditioned motor or engine of the same make or manufacture.

2. The owner and the person removing and replacing such motor or engine shall join in an affidavit showing the number of the motor or engine removed, the date of removal, the reason for removal, and a description of the motor or engine replaced in the vehicle.

3. If the motor to be installed is a reconditioned motor, it shall bear the same number as the motor removed but shall be preceded by the symbol "RC". If the motor installed is a new motor, it shall bear a special number to be secured as provided in section 301.380.

4. The affidavit, together with the original certificate of title, shall be sent to the director of revenue at Jefferson City, Missouri, with a fee of one dollar for registering such change of motor or engine. The director of revenue shall file the affidavit and certificate in his office and shall issue and deliver a new certificate of title to the owner.

5. The owner of a motor vehicle that is identified on the appropriate Missouri certificate of ownership by a manufacturer's number other than the engine or motor number shall be exempt from the provisions of subsections 2, 3 and 4.

6. The director of revenue may adopt and enforce the rules and regulations, compatible with this chapter, that he deems necessary to properly administer this section.

(RSMo 1939 8397, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1961 p. 486)



Special numbers issued, when--fee--effect--trailers, special numbers issued, when--examination required--fee.

301.380. 1. Whenever the original, manufacturer's, or other distinguishing number on any motor vehicle, trailer or motor vehicle tire has been destroyed, removed, covered, altered, defaced or is otherwise nonexistent, the director of revenue, upon application, payment of a fee of seven dollars and fifty cents, and satisfactory proof of ownership by the owner, shall issue a certificate authorizing the owner to place a special number designated by the director of revenue upon the vehicle, trailer or tire.

2. In order to properly calculate the sales tax due, in the case of a trailer which is alleged to have been made by someone who is not a manufacturer using readily distinguishable manufacturers' identifying numbers or a certificate of origin, the person seeking the special number authorized by the provisions of this section shall secure a written statement from a motor vehicle inspection station that the trailer has been examined and that it is not one made by a regular manufacturer. The superintendent of the state highway patrol shall provide such forms for inspection stations, and the person, firm, or corporation seeking the examination shall pay a regular inspection fee for the examination. The proceeds of the fee shall be distributed in the same manner as regular inspection fees are distributed. This subsection shall not apply to trailers inspected under section 301.191.

3. The director of revenue shall designate the special numbers consecutively beginning with the number one preceded by the letters "DR" and followed by the letters "Mo" for each make of motor vehicle, trailer or motor vehicle tire, or if the make be unknown, the number shall also be preceded by the letter "X".

4. When such number has been placed upon the motor vehicle or motor or engine thereof, or trailer or motor vehicle tire, it shall be the lawful number of the same for the purpose of identification, registration, and all other purposes of this chapter, and the owner may sell and transfer such property under the special number. No person shall destroy, remove, cover, alter or deface any such special number.

(RSMo 1939 8396, 8397, A.L. 1945 p. 1194, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1528)

Prior revision: 1929 7781



Possession and sale of vehicles and equipment with altered identification numbers prohibited, penalties--duty of officers--procedure.

301.390. 1. No person shall sell, or offer for sale, or shall knowingly have the custody or possession of a motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment on which the original manufacturer's number or other distinguishing number has been destroyed, removed, covered, altered or defaced, and no person shall sell, offer for sale, or knowingly have the custody or possession of a motor vehicle or trailer having no manufacturer's number or other original number, or distinguishing number. Every motor vehicle and trailer shall have an original manufacturer's number or other distinguishing number assigned by the manufacturer.

2. Every peace officer who has probable cause to believe and has knowledge of a motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment, the number of which has been removed, covered, altered, destroyed or defaced, and for which no special number has been issued, shall be authorized to immediately seize and take possession of such motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment, and may arrest the supposed owner or custodian thereof and cause prosecution to be begun in a court of competent jurisdiction.

3. The law enforcement authority having seized it shall retain custody of the motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment pending the prosecution of the person arrested. If the person arrested should be found guilty, such motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment shall be transferred to the custody of the court until the fine and costs of prosecution are paid. No property shall be released from the custody of the court until a special number shall have been issued by the director of revenue on an application of the supposed owner, approved by the court.

4. In case such fine and costs not be paid within thirty days from the date of judgment, the court shall advertise and sell such motor vehicle, boat, outboard motor, vehicle part, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment in the manner provided by law for the sale of personal property under execution. The advertisement shall contain a description of the motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment and a copy thereof shall be mailed to the director of revenue. The proceeds of such sale shall be applied, first, to the payment of the fine and costs of the prosecution and sale, and any sum remaining shall be paid by the court to the owner, and the motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment shall not be delivered to the purchaser thereof until he shall first have secured a special number from the director of revenue, on the application of the purchaser, approved by the court.

5. If at any time while such motor vehicle, vehicle part, boat, outboard motor, trailer, motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment remains in the custody of the court or law enforcement authority having seized it, the true owner thereof shall appear and prove to the satisfaction of the court or law enforcement authority proper ownership of and entitlement to said item, it shall be returned to the owner after he has obtained from the director of revenue a special number, on application made by the owner.

6. Violation of any provision of this section is a class D felony.

(RSMo 1939 8396, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1953 p. 567, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1454, et al., A.L. 1986 H.B. 1190 merged with H.B. 1153, A.L. 2004 S.B. 824)



Removal or defacing manufacturer's numbers--penalty.

301.400. Any person who removes, covers, alters or defaces, or causes to be destroyed, removed, covered, altered or defaced, the manufacturer's number, the motor number or other distinguishing number on any motor vehicle, or number or other distinguishing number on any motor vehicle tire, piece of farm machinery, farm implement, or piece of construction equipment, the property of another, for any reason, shall be deemed guilty of a class C felony.

(RSMo 1939 8396, 8404, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1454, et al.)

Prior revisions: 1929 7781, 7786; 1919 7608, 7609



Special mobile equipment and tires, defacing serial number prohibited--penalty.

301.401. 1. Any person who removes, covers, alters, or defaces, or causes to be destroyed, removed, covered, altered, or defaced, the manufacturer's serial number, the motor number or other distinguishing number on special mobile equipment or special mobile equipment tires, the property of another, for any reason, shall be deemed guilty of a class D felony. Further, any person who knowingly buys, sells, receives, disposes of, conceals or has in his possession special mobile equipment or special mobile equipment tires from which the manufacturer's serial number, motor number or other distinguishing number has been removed, covered, altered, defaced or destroyed shall be deemed guilty of a class D felony.

2. Every peace officer who has probable cause to believe that and has knowledge of an item of special mobile equipment on which the original manufacturer's distinguishing number has been removed, covered, altered, or defaced shall be authorized to seize immediately and to take possession of said item of special mobile equipment.

3. If at any time while such special mobile equipment remains in the custody of the law enforcement authority having seized it, the true owner thereof shall appear and prove to the satisfaction of such law enforcement authority his ownership of and entitlement to said item of special mobile equipment, it shall be returned to said owner subject to its being made available for use in any criminal prosecution under this section.

4. If, after twelve months, no person has appeared and proved he is the true owner of an item of special mobile equipment seized under this section, the court in which such prosecution was begun may advertise and sell said item of special mobile equipment under such terms as are reasonable. The proceeds of such sale shall be applied, first, to the payment of any expenses incurred in association with such sale; second, to the payment of the fine and costs of prosecution; and the balance, if any, shall be paid over to the county commission of the county in which the prosecution was begun for its application to that county's general revenues.

(L. 1980 H.B. 995 & 1051)

Effective 6-20-80



Applications--false statements prohibited.

301.420. No person shall willfully or knowingly make a false statement in any application for the registration of a motor vehicle or trailer, or as a dealer, or in an application for or assignment of a certificate of ownership. All blanks or forms issued by the director of revenue for the purpose of making application for registration of certificate of ownership shall conspicuously bear on the face thereof the following words: "Any false statement in this application is a violation of the law and may be punished by fine or imprisonment or both". Violation of this section shall be a class C misdemeanor.

(RSMo 1939 8401, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1987 S.B. 3, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683)

Prior revisions: 1929 7783; 1919 7600



Penalty for violations.

301.440. Any person who violates any provision of sections 301.010 to 301.440 for which no specific punishment is provided shall upon a plea or* finding of guilt thereof be guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine of not less than five dollars or more than five hundred dollars.

(RSMo 1939 8404, A. 1949 S.B. 1110, A.L. 1969 H.B. 670, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683)

Prior revisions: 1929 7786; 1919 7601

*Word "of" appears in original rolls.



Retired members of the United States military special license plates--application--proof required--license, how marked.

301.441. Any person who is a retired member of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard may apply for retired military motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for a vehicle owned solely or jointly by such person. No additional fee shall be charged for license plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. Such person shall make application for the license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of retired status from that particular branch of the United States Armed Forces as the director may require. The plates shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the advisory committee established in section 301.129. Such plates shall bear the insignia of the respective branch the applicant served in. The director shall then issue license plates bearing the words "RETIRED MILITARY" in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

(L. 1994 H.B. 1308 2, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1999 S.B. 115, A.L. 2001 S.B. 13, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al.)



Transfer of commercial vehicle registration plates authorized in business ownership sale or transfer.

301.442. Whenever a business is sold by the owner thereof and as part of the sale the ownership of one or more commercial motor vehicles is transferred, or whenever an individual or partnership transfers ownership of a business and commercial motor vehicles owned by him or them to a corporation substantially owned by him or them in a nontaxable transfer under the provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code, the original owner of any such vehicles may transfer the registration plates issued for such vehicles to the new owner who, upon notification to the director of revenue of the sale or transfer of ownership of the business and transfer of the registration plates, may use those registration plates for the remainder of the current registration period as if he, they, or it had originally purchased the plates. The director may prescribe the necessary forms for use in making the notification and may require that the notification be made under oath.

(L. 1981 S.B. 138 1)



Prisoners of war entitled to free registration and special plates--prisoner of war defined--eligibility--plate design.

301.443. 1. Any legal resident of the state of Missouri who is a veteran of service in the Armed Forces of the United States and has been honorably discharged from such service and who is a former prisoner of war and any legal resident of the state of Missouri who is a former prisoner of war and who was a United States citizen not in the Armed Forces of the United States during such time is, upon filing an application for registration together with such information and proof in the form of a statement from the United States Veterans Administration or the Department of Defense or any other form of proof as the director may require, entitled to receive annually one certificate of registration and one set of license plates or other evidence of registration as provided in section 301.130 for a motor vehicle other than a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twelve thousand pounds gross weight. There shall be no fee charged for license plates issued under the provisions of this section.

2. Not more than one certificate of registration and one corresponding set of motor vehicle license plates or other evidence of registration as provided in section 301.130 shall be issued each year to a qualified former prisoner of war under this section.

3. Proof of ownership and vehicle inspection of the particular motor vehicle for which a registration certificate and set of license plates is requested must be shown at the time of application. Proof of status as a former prisoner of war as required in subsection 1 of this section shall only be required on the initial application.

4. As used in this section, "former prisoner of war" means any person who was taken as an enemy prisoner during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict.

5. The director shall furnish each former prisoner of war obtaining a set of license plates under the provisions of subsections 1 to 4 of this section special plates which shall have the words "FORMER P.O.W." on the license plates in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE" as provided in section 301.130 in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the advisory committee established in section 301.129, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

6. Registration certificates and license plates issued under the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle will be entitled to operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified former prisoner of war.

7. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 6 of this section to the contrary, the surviving spouse of a former prisoner of war who has not remarried and who has been issued license plates described in subsection 5 of this section shall be entitled to transfer such license plates to the motor vehicle of the surviving spouse and receive annually one certificate of registration and one set of license plates or other evidence of registration as provided in section 301.130 as if a former prisoner of war until remarriage. There shall be no fee charged for the transfer of such license plates.

(2) The department of revenue shall promulgate rules for the obtaining of a set of license plates described in subsection 5 of this section by the surviving spouse of the former prisoner of war when such license plates are not issued prior to the death of the former prisoner of war. The surviving spouse shall be entitled to receive annually one certificate of registration and one set of license plates or other evidence of registration as provided in section 301.130 as if a former prisoner of war until remarriage. There shall be no fee charged for the license plates issued pursuant to this subdivision.

(L. 1983 S.B. 320 1, 2, A.L. 1989 S.B. 209, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70)

Effective 1-1-97



Firefighters, special licenses for certain vehicles--fee.

301.444. 1. Owners or a joint owner of motor vehicles who are residents of the state of Missouri, and who are directors of a fire protection district or who are compensated, partially compensated, or volunteer members of any fire department, fire protection district, or voluntary fire protection association in this state, upon application accompanied by affidavit as prescribed in this section, complying with the state motor vehicle laws relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles, and upon payment of a fee as prescribed in this section, shall be issued a set of license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The license plates shall be inscribed with a variation of the Maltese cross that signifies the universally recognized symbol for firefighters. In addition, upon such set of license plates shall be inscribed, in lieu of the words "SHOW-ME STATE", the word "FIREFIGHTER". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

2. Applications for license plates issued under this section shall be made to the director of revenue and shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating that the applicant is a person described in subsection 1 of this section. Any person who is lawfully in possession of such plates who resigns, is removed, or otherwise terminates or is terminated from his association with such fire department, fire protection district, or voluntary fire protection association shall return such special plates to the director within fifteen days.

3. An additional annual fee equal to that charged for personalized license plates in section 301.144 shall be paid to the director of revenue for the issuance of the license plates provided for in this section.

(L. 1984 H.B. 1045 2, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1067 & 1299, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Combat infantryman special license plates--application--license how marked--proof required--fee.

301.445. Any person who has been awarded the combat infantry badge may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, for issuance either to passenger motor vehicles subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, or for a nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight not in excess of twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the combat infantry badge as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing the words "COMBAT INFANTRYMAN" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed by the director, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the director, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the combat infantry badge. There shall be an additional fee charged for each set of special combat infantry badge license plates issued equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates in section 301.144. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1994 H.B. 1308 1, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1999 H.B. 290, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)

*No continuity with 301.445 as repealed by L. 1993 S.B. 329 A.



Pearl Harbor survivor license plates--how marked--application--proof required--transferable when.

301.447. 1. Any member of the United States Military Service who was stationed on or within three miles of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu on December 7, 1941, during the enemy attack on Pearl Harbor and other related military installations may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for one vehicle he owns, either solely or jointly, as provided in this section. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and pay an additional fee equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates in section 301.144 for the issuance of the license plates provided for herein. Applications for license plates issued under this section shall be accompanied by such proof of eligibility as the director may require.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.130, each such license plate shall be embossed with the words "PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR" at the bottom of the plate in the form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the advisory committee established in section 301.129, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall be available for issuance either to passenger motor vehicles subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, or to nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicles licensed for a gross weight of six thousand pounds up through and including twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057.

3. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued under the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except as provided herein. Any registered co-owner of a motor vehicle will be entitled to operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified applicant. Pearl Harbor survivor plates issued under the provisions of this section shall be transferable only to a widow or widower of a Pearl Harbor survivor.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1127 1, A.L. 1993 S.B. 329, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Military, military reserve and National Guard plates for certain vehicles--application, requirements--design, how made.

301.448. Any person who has served and was honorably discharged or currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or reserves, the United States Coast Guard or reserve, the United States Merchant Marines or reserve or the Missouri National Guard, or any subdivision of any of such services or a member of the United States Marine Corps League may apply for special motor vehicle license plates, either solely or jointly, for issuance either to passenger motor vehicles subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, or to nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicles licensed for a gross weight of six thousand pounds up through and including twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof that such person is a member or former member of any such branch of service as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility and annual payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department shall issue personalized license plates which shall bear the seal, logo or emblem, along with a word or words designating the branch or subdivision of such service for which the person applies. All seals, logos, emblems or special symbols shall become an integral part of the license plate; however, no plate shall contain more than one seal, logo, emblem or special symbol and the design of such plates shall be approved by the advisory committee established in section 301.129 and by the branch or subdivision of such service or the Marine Corps League prior to issuing such plates. The plates shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the advisory committee established in section 301.129. The bidding process used to select a vendor for the material to manufacture the license plates authorized by this section shall consider the aesthetic appearance of the plate. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms. All license plates issued under this provision must be renewed in accordance with law. License plates issued under the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person, except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed, in the event of the death of the qualified applicant.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1127 2, A.L. 1993 S.B. 329, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al.)



Colleges and universities emblems on licenses, procedure to use--contribution to institution--fee for special license plate.

301.449. 1. Only a community college or four-year public or private institution of higher education, or a foundation or organization representing the college or institution, located in the state of Missouri may itself authorize or may by the director of revenue be authorized to use the school's official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.

2. Any contribution to such institution derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used for scholarship endowment or other academically related purposes. Any vehicle owner may annually apply to the institution for the use of the emblem. Upon annual application and payment of an emblem-use contribution to the institution, which shall be set by the governing body of the institution at an amount of at least twenty-five dollars, the institution shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an "emblem-use authorization statement", which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the seal, emblem or logo of the institution, to the vehicle owner.

3. The license plate authorized by this section shall use the school colors of the institution, and those colors shall be constructed upon the license plate using a process to ensure that the school emblem shall be displayed upon the license plate in the clearest and most attractive manner possible. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. The license plate authorized by this section shall be issued with a design approved by both the institution of higher education and the advisory committee established in section 301.129.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with an institutional emblem authorized by this section and does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the institutional emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section or subsection 1 of section 301.3150, any community college or four-year public or private institution of higher education, or any foundation or organization representing the college or institution, located outside of the state of Missouri, which has authorized the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates and has had its application for a specialty license plate approved by the joint committee on transportation oversight under section 301.3150 prior to August 28, 2012, may continue to authorize the use of its official emblem on such plates. Nothing in subsection 1 of this section shall be construed to prohibit the manufacture or renewal of multiyear personalized license plates bearing out-of-state university, college, or institution of private learning official emblems if such license plates were approved by the joint committee on transportation oversight under section 301.3150 prior to August 28, 2012.

6. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms including establishing a minimum number of license plates which can be issued with the authorized emblem of a participating institution.

(L. 1989 S.B. 209 1, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2012 S.B. 480 merged with S.B. 563, A.L. 2013 H.B. 103)

Effective 7-10-13



Purple Heart medal, special license plates.

301.451. Any person who has been awarded the purple heart medal may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle he or she owns, either solely or jointly, other than commercial vehicles weighing over twelve thousand pounds. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the purple heart medal as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof, with the words "PURPLE HEART" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no fee in addition to regular registration fees for the initial set of plates issued to the applicant, however, there shall be an additional fee charged for each subsequent set of special purple heart license plates issued equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates, but the additional fee shall only have to be paid once by the qualified applicant at the time of initial application for the additional set of plates. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued under the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1991 S.B. 47 1, A.L. 1993 S.B. 329, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1997 S.B. 69, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158, A.L. 2009 H.B. 427)



Rental price adjustment of motor vehicle or trailer based on amount of sale of vehicle does not create sale or security interest.

301.452. In the case of motor vehicles or trailers as those terms are defined in section 301.010, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a transaction does not create a sale or security interest merely because it provides that the rental price is permitted or required to be adjusted under the agreement either upward or downward by reference to the amount realized upon sale or other disposition of the motor vehicle or trailer.

(L. 1991 S.B. 413 1)



General assembly member, special license plates, application, form, fee--member of Congress, special license plates, application, form, fee--statewide elected official, special plates, application, form, fee.

301.453. 1. Any member of the general assembly of the state of Missouri while holding office, upon application and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, may apply for special personalized license plates bearing the state seal in gold and black colors along with the words "Representative" or "Senator" in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE". The director of revenue shall annually set aside special personalized license plates bearing the letters and numbers S-1 to S-34 and S01 to S034, R-1 to R-163 and R01 to R0163 to be issued to a member of the general assembly of the state of Missouri while such member is holding that office, upon such member's written request. For the first set of special personalized license plates issued to a member of the general assembly, such plates shall bear the letter "S" and the number of the senator's district for a member of the state senate or the letter "R" and the number of the representative's district for a member of the house of representatives and for the second set of plates issued to a member of the general assembly, such plates shall bear the letter "S" and the number of the senator's district preceded by the numeral "0" for a member of the state senate or the letter "R" and the number of the representative's district preceded by the numeral "0" for a member of the house of representatives. Only two sets of such plates may be issued to any one member of the general assembly.

2. Any member of the United States Congress while he or she is holding that office, upon his or her written request and upon a payment of the additional fee required for personalized plates in section 301.144, may apply for special personalized license plates bearing the state seal in gold and black along with the words "Member of Congress" instead of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" and either the letters and numbers "USS-1, USS-01" and "USS-2, USS-02" for the senior and junior United States Senators from Missouri, respectively, or, in the case of members of the United States House of Representatives, bearing the letters "USC-1 to USC-9 and USC-01 to USC-09". Only two sets of such plates may be issued to any one individual congressman.

3. The director shall annually set aside special personalized license plates bearing the state seal in gold and black and the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 along with the words "Governor", "Lieutenant Governor", "Secretary of State", "State Auditor", "State Treasurer" and "Attorney General" in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE" to be issued to the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, and attorney general, respectively, upon written request and upon payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents as may be required by law. These plates shall be held by the appropriate public official only while such person remains in that office. Upon leaving that office the public official shall surrender the personalized license plates to the director, who shall make them available as provided in this subsection to the succeeding public official.

4. All special license plates issued under this section shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

(L. 1993 S.B. 329 1, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 2002 S.B. 798)



Helping schools emblem--procedure to use--contribution to school or nonprofit organization--fee for special license plate.

301.454. Any school or nonprofit organization connected with and designated by a school located in this state may authorize the use of the "helping schools" official emblem described in this section to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any vehicle owner may annually apply to a participating school or designated nonprofit organization for the use of the emblem. Upon annual application and payment of a fifteen-dollar emblem-use contribution to any participating school or designated nonprofit organization, such school or nonprofit organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an "emblem-use authorization statement", which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the "helping schools" emblem described in this section, to the vehicle owner. Each such license plate shall be embossed with the words "HELPING SCHOOLS" at the bottom of the plate. The license plate authorized by this section shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design approved by both the department of elementary and secondary education and the advisory committee established in section 301.129; however, it shall include an emblem depicting books or other scholastic equipment or materials, as determined appropriate by the department of elementary and secondary education. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the emblem authorized by this section who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the prescribed emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section and shall design all necessary forms. Any contribution to a school or designated nonprofit organization derived from this section may be used for any academically related purpose deemed appropriate by the school or nonprofit organization.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70 1)



Log trucks to be noted on registration receipts.

301.455. The director of revenue, upon receipt of a proper application for registration, required fees and any other information which may be necessary, shall record on the registration receipt a notation that the vehicle is a log truck as defined in section 301.010.

(L. 1985 S.B. 209 1)

Effective 6-26-85



Silver star, special license plate--application procedure--design--fee.

301.456. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "Silver Star" may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the silver star as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "SILVER STAR" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the silver star. There shall be an additional fee charged for each set of silver star license plates issued pursuant to this section equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued under the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70 2, A.L. 2003 H.B. 75, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Vietnam veterans, special license plates--application procedure--fees, restrictions.

301.457. Any person who served in the Vietnam Conflict and either currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special motor vehicle license plates, either solely or jointly, for issuance either for any passenger motor vehicle subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055 or for a nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight of nine thousand one pounds to twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057, whether such vehicle is owned solely or jointly. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service in the Vietnam Conflict and status as currently serving in a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States or as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility and annual payment of the fee required for personalized license plates prescribed by section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "VIETNAM VETERAN" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such plates shall also bear an image of the Vietnam service medal. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70 3, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Grand Lodge, Masons, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees.

301.458. 1. Any member of a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, which shall include the Prince Hall Masons, of the state of Missouri may receive special license plates as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem use authorization fee to the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the state of Missouri. The grand lodge described in this section hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to such grand lodge derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for one or more of the grand lodge's charitable programs. Any member of a lodge under the jurisdiction of the grand lodge may annually apply to the grand lodge for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the grand lodge, the grand lodge shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the grand lodge, to the vehicle owner.

3. The license plate authorized by this section shall be in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. The bidding process used to select a vendor for the material to manufacture the license plates authorized by this section shall consider the aesthetic appearance of the plate.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the grand lodge emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the grand lodge emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70 4)



Knights of Columbus, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees.

301.459. 1. Any member of the Knights of Columbus of the state of Missouri may receive special license plates as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Knights of Columbus derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the educational programs or purposes of the Knights of Columbus. Any member of the Knights of Columbus may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of Columbus shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the Knights of Columbus in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129 to the vehicle owner. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Knights of Columbus emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Knights of Columbus emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70 5)



Fraternal Order of the Eagles, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees.

301.461. 1. Any member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of the state of Missouri may receive special license plates as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The Fraternal Order of Eagles hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Fraternal Order of Eagles derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the educational programs or purposes of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Any member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Fraternal Order of Eagles shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129 to the vehicle owner. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Fraternal Order of Eagles emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Fraternal Order of Eagles* emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70 6)

*Original rolls contain "Knights of Columbus".



Eastern Star, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees.

301.462. 1. Any member of a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of Missouri Order of the Eastern Star may receive special license plates as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Grand Chapter of Missouri Order of the Eastern Star. The grand chapter described in this section hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to such grand chapter derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for one or more of the grand chapter's charitable programs. Any member of a lodge under the jurisdiction of the grand chapter may annually apply to the grand chapter for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the grand chapter, the grand chapter shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the grand chapter, to the vehicle owner.

3. The license plate authorized by this section shall be in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. The bidding process used to select a vendor for the material to manufacture the license plates authorized by this section shall consider the aesthetic appearance of the plate.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the grand chapter emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the grand chapter emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 1995 S.B. 70 7)



Children's trust fund logo plates--annual fee for authority to use--design--deposit of fee in trust fund--sample plate display.

301.463. 1. The children's trust fund board established in section 210.170 may authorize the use of their logo to be incorporated on motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The license plate shall contain an emblem designed by the board depicting two handprints of a child and the words "CHILDREN'S TRUST FUND" and the children's trust fund logo in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE". The license plates shall have a common background and shall bear as many letters and numbers as will fit on the plate without damaging the plate's aesthetic appearance as determined by the director of revenue. Any vehicle owner may annually apply to the board or director for the use of the logo. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar logo use contribution to the board, the board shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, a logo-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration. Application for use of the logo and payment of the twenty-five dollar contribution may also be made at the time of registration to the director, who shall deposit such contribution in the state treasury to the credit of the children's trust fund. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a license plate described in this section to the vehicle owner. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. The license plate authorized by this section shall be issued with a design approved by both the board and the director of revenue. The bidding process used to select a vendor for the material to manufacture the license plates authorized by this section shall consider the aesthetic appearance of the plate. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with a logo authorized by this section and who does not provide a logo-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the logo, as otherwise provided by law. Any contribution to the board derived from this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the children's trust fund established in section 210.173.

2. The director of revenue shall issue samples of license plates authorized pursuant to this section to all offices in this state where vehicles are registered and license plates are issued. Such sample license plates shall be prominently displayed in such offices along with literature prepared by the director or by the children's trust fund board describing the purposes of the children's trust fund. The general assembly may appropriate moneys annually from the children's trust fund to the department of revenue to offset costs reasonably incurred by the director of revenue pursuant to this subsection.

(L. 1995 H.B. 617 1, A.L. 1997 H.B. 124, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)



Korean War veteran, special license plates.

301.464. Any person who served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special motor vehicle license plates, either solely or jointly, for issuance for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service in the Korean War and status as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility and annual payment of the fee required for personalized license plates prescribed by section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "KOREAN WAR VETERAN" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such plates shall also bear an image of the Korean War service medal. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1997 S.B. 69 1, A.L. 2001 S.B. 142, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



World War II veteran, special license plates.

301.465. Any person who served in World War II and was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special motor vehicle license plates, either solely or jointly, for issuance either for any passenger motor vehicle subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, or for a nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight of nine thousand one pounds to twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057, whether such vehicle is owned solely or jointly. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service in World War II and status as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility and annual payment of the fee required for personalized license plates prescribed by section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "WORLD WAR II VETERAN" in place of the words "SHOW-ME-STATE". Such plates shall also bear an image of the World War II service medal. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1997 S.B. 69 2, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Jaycees, special license plate--application, procedure, design, fee.

301.466. 1. Any person who is an active member or alumni member of any Missouri chapter of the junior chamber of commerce may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle he owns, either solely or jointly, for issuance either to passenger motor vehicles subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, or for a nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight of nine thousand one pounds up through and including twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057.

2. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of membership in the junior chamber of commerce as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing the words "MISSOURI JAYCEES" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear the shield of the Missouri junior chamber of commerce to the left of the letters or numbers or combination thereof.

3. There shall be a fee charged for each set of Missouri junior chamber of commerce license plates issued equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates in addition to other fees required by law. No more than one set of Missouri junior chamber of commerce license plates shall be issued to a qualified applicant. License plates issued under the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1997 S.B. 59 301.465)



Emergency medical services, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees.

301.467. 1. Any paramedic or emergency medical technician may, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association as provided in subsection 2 of this section, apply for emergency medical services license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, for issuance either for a passenger motor vehicle subject to the registration fees as provided in section 301.055, or for a local or nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight not in excess of twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057 or 301.058. The Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a fifteen dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association, the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association shall issue to the person, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association and the words "PARAMEDIC" or the words "EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" to the person. The emblem, seal or logo shall be reproduced on the license plate in as a clear and defined manner as possible. If the emblem, seal or logo is unacceptable to the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association, it shall be the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association's responsibility to furnish the artwork in a digitalized format. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. The director shall issue no more than one set of such license plates to a qualified applicant. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person, except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 1999 S.B. 19 13)



Lions Club, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees.

301.468. 1. Any vehicle owner who has obtained an annual emblem-use authorization statement from the Lions Club may, subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, apply for Lions Club license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, other than a commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight in excess of twelve thousand pounds. The Lions Club hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear license plates as provided in this section. Any vehicle owner may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Lions Club, the Lions Club shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle.

3. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a license plate to the vehicle owner, which shall bear the emblem of the Lions Club in a form prescribed by the director, shall bear six letters or numbers and shall bear the words "LIONS CLUB" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Lions Club emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Lions Club emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

5. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 1999 S.B. 19 8)



Missouri conservation heritage foundation, special license plate--application, procedure, design, fee.

301.469. 1. Any vehicle owner may receive license plates as prescribed in this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri conservation heritage foundation. The foundation hereby authorizes the use of its official emblems to be affixed on multiyear license plates as provided in this section. Any vehicle owner may annually apply for the use of the emblems.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri conservation heritage foundation, the foundation shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented to the director of the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle.

3. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and documents which may be required by law, the director of the department of revenue shall issue a license plate, which shall bear an emblem of the Missouri conservation heritage foundation in a form prescribed by the director, to the vehicle owner. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with a Missouri conservation heritage foundation emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the foundation emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

5. The director of the department of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is promulgated under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. All rulemaking authority delegated prior to August 28, 1999, is of no force and effect; however, nothing in this section shall be interpreted to repeal or affect the validity of any rule filed or adopted prior to August 28, 1999, if it fully complied with the provisions of chapter 536. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 1999, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1999 S.B. 352 301.466, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al., A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)



Ducks Unlimited, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees.

301.471. 1. Any person may receive license plates as prescribed in this section, for issuance either to passenger motor vehicles subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, or for a local or nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight not in excess of twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057 or 301.058, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Ducks Unlimited derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Ducks Unlimited. Any member of Ducks Unlimited may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Ducks Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Ducks Unlimited. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Ducks Unlimited emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Ducks Unlimited emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 1999 S.B. 19 11)



Professional sports team special license plates, emblem--teams to make agreement for use of emblem with department of revenue--procedure to use, application, form, fee--sports team to forward contributions, where, amount--rulemaking authority.

301.472. 1. Any motor vehicle owner may receive special license plates for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to a professional sports team which has made an agreement pursuant to subsection 5 of this section. For the purposes of this section a "professional sports team" shall mean an organization located in this state franchised by the National Professional Soccer League, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the International Hockey League, or the American League or the National League of Major League Baseball or a team playing in Major League Soccer.

2. The professional sports team which has made an agreement pursuant to subsection 5 of this section and which receives the emblem-use authorization fee hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any vehicle owner may annually apply for the use of the emblem. The director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacturer of the material to produce such license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until the department of revenue receives a minimum of one hundred applications for each specific professional sports team.

3. Upon annual application and payment of a thirty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the professional sports team such team shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the director of the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the director shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the official emblem of the professional sports team in a manner determined by the director. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates issued pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with a professional sports team emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the professional sports team emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

5. The director of the department of revenue is authorized to make agreements with professional sports teams on behalf of the state which allow the use of any such team's official emblem pursuant to the provisions of this section as consideration for receiving a thirty-five dollar emblem-use contribution.

6. Except as provided in subsection 7, a professional sports team receiving a thirty-five dollar contribution shall forward such contribution, less an amount not in excess of five percent of the contribution for the costs of administration, to the Jackson County Sports Authority or the St. Louis Regional Convention and Visitors Commission. The moneys shall be administered as follows:

(1) The sports authority may retain not in excess of five percent of all funds forwarded to it pursuant to this section for the costs of administration and shall expend the remaining balance of such funds, after consultation with a professional sports team within the authority's area, on marketing and promoting such team. The amount of money expended from the funds obtained pursuant to this section by the authority per professional sports team shall be in the same proportion to the total funds available to be expended on such team as the proportion of contributions forwarded by the team to the authority is to the total contributions received by the authority;

(2) The regional convention and visitors commission shall hold the revenues received from the professional sports teams in the St. Louis area in separate accounts for each team. Each team may submit an annual marketing plan to the commission. Expenses of a team which are in accordance with the marketing plan shall be reimbursed by the commission as long as moneys are available in the account. The commission may retain not in excess of five percent for the costs of administration. If no marketing plan is submitted by a team, the commission shall market and promote the team.

7. The Kansas City Chiefs shall forward all emblem-use fees received, less an amount not in excess of five percent of the costs of administration, to the Chiefs' Children's Fund, a not-for-profit fund established to benefit children in need in the Kansas City area.

8. The director of the department of revenue shall promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 1999 S.B. 19 9 merged with S.B. 115 1, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1508)



Missouri Junior Golf Foundation--Building the Future special license plate, application , fee.

301.473. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation, may receive personalized specialty* license plates for any vehicle owned, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Junior Golf Foundation hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized specialty* license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation, the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized specialty* license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation, and the words "MISSOURI JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION - BUILDING THE FUTURE" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalized specialty plates issued under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a Missouri Junior Golf Foundation specialty* plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty* plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such personalized specialty license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a person chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design, the person must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plates fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al.)

*Word "speciality" appears in original rolls.



Brain Tumor Awareness Organization special license plates, procedure.

301.475. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Brain Tumor Awareness Organization hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization. Any member of the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization, the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a twenty-five dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. In addition, upon such set of license plates shall be inscribed, in lieu of the words "SHOW-ME STATE", the words "BRAINTUMORAWARENESS.ORG". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a Brain Tumor Awareness Organization specialty plate authorized under this section the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the twenty-five dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

(L. 2009 H.B. 683 301.165)



Combat Action Badge special license plate authorized, fee.

301.477. 1. Any person who has been awarded the combat action badge may apply for special personalized motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the combat action badge as the director may require.

3. The director shall then issue license plates bearing the words "COMBAT ACTION" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed by the director, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the director, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the combat action badge.

4. There shall be an additional fee of fifteen dollars charged for each set of special combat action badge license plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

5. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person.

6. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

7. The director may consult with the Missouri National Guard or any other organization which represents the interests of persons receiving combat action badges when formulating the design for the special license plates described in this section.

8. The director shall make all necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2011, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2011 H.B. 307 and H.B. 812)



Missouri 4-H special license plate, application, fee.

301.481. Any person who is a member or a former member or whose child is a member of the Missouri 4-H may apply for motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than a commercial or apportioned motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a member or member's parent of the Missouri 4-H as the director may require. Upon payment of a fifteen dollar fee, presentation of all documents and payment of all other fees required by law, the director shall issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "MISSOURI 4-H" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the Missouri 4-H emblem. No additional fee shall be charged for personalization of plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of plates issued pursuant to this section.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al. merged with S.B. 737)



Definitions--classification of dealers.

301.550. 1. The definitions contained in section 301.010 shall apply to sections 301.550 to 301.573, and in addition as used in sections 301.550 to 301.573, the following terms mean:

(1) "Boat dealer", any natural person, partnership, or corporation who, for a commission or with an intent to make a profit or gain of money or other thing of value, sells, barters, exchanges, leases or rents with the option to purchase, offers, attempts to sell, or negotiates the sale of any vessel or vessel trailer, whether or not the vessel or vessel trailer is owned by such person. The sale of six or more vessels or vessel trailers or both in any calendar year shall be required as evidence that such person is eligible for licensure as a boat dealer under sections 301.550 to 301.573. The boat dealer shall demonstrate eligibility for renewal of his license by selling six or more vessels or vessel trailers or both in the prior calendar year while licensed as a boat dealer pursuant to sections 301.550 to 301.573;

(2) "Boat manufacturer", any person engaged in the manufacturing, assembling or modification of new vessels or vessel trailers as a regular business, including a person, partnership or corporation which acts for and is under the control of a manufacturer or assembly in connection with the distribution of vessels or vessel trailers;

(3) "Department", the Missouri department of revenue;

(4) "Director", the director of the Missouri department of revenue;

(5) "Emergency vehicles", motor vehicles used as ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, and fire fighting and assistance vehicles;

(6) "Manufacturer", any person engaged in the manufacturing, assembling or modification of new motor vehicles or trailers as a regular business, including a person, partnership or corporation which acts for and is under the control of a manufacturer or assembly in connection with the distribution of motor vehicles or accessories for motor vehicles;

(7) "Motor vehicle broker", a person who holds himself out through solicitation, advertisement, or otherwise as one who offers to arrange a transaction involving the retail sale of a motor vehicle, and who is not:

(a) A dealer, or any agent, or any employee of a dealer when acting on behalf of a dealer;

(b) A manufacturer, or any agent, or employee of a manufacturer when acting on behalf of a manufacturer;

(c) The owner of the vehicle involved in the transaction; or

(d) A public motor vehicle auction or wholesale motor vehicle auction where buyers are licensed dealers in this or any other jurisdiction;

(8) "Motor vehicle dealer" or "dealer", any person who, for commission or with an intent to make a profit or gain of money or other thing of value, sells, barters, exchanges, leases or rents with the option to purchase, or who offers or attempts to sell or negotiates the sale of motor vehicles or trailers whether or not the motor vehicles or trailers are owned by such person; provided, however, an individual auctioneer or auction conducted by an auctioneer licensed pursuant to chapter 343 shall not be included within the definition of a motor vehicle dealer. The sale of six or more motor vehicles or trailers in any calendar year shall be required as evidence that such person is engaged in the motor vehicle business and is eligible for licensure as a motor vehicle dealer under sections 301.550 to 301.573. Any motor vehicle dealer licensed before August 28, 2007, shall be required to meet the minimum calendar year sales of six or more motor vehicles provided the dealer can prove the business achieved, cumulatively, six or more sales per year for the preceding twenty-four months in business; or if the dealer has not been in business for twenty-four months, the cumulative equivalent of one sale every two months for the months the dealer has been in business before August 28, 2007. Any licensed motor vehicle dealer failing to meet the minimum vehicle sales requirements as referenced in this subsection shall not be qualified to renew his or her license for one year. Applicants who reapply after the one-year period shall meet the requirement of six sales per year;

(9) "New motor vehicle", any motor vehicle being transferred for the first time from a manufacturer, distributor or new vehicle dealer which has not been registered or titled in this state or any other state and which is offered for sale, barter or exchange by a dealer who is franchised to sell, barter or exchange that particular make of motor vehicle. The term "new motor vehicle" shall not include manufactured homes, as defined in section 700.010;

(10) "New motor vehicle franchise dealer", any motor vehicle dealer who has been franchised to deal in a certain make of motor vehicle by the manufacturer or distributor of that make and motor vehicle and who may, in line with conducting his business as a franchise dealer, sell, barter or exchange used motor vehicles;

(11) "Person" includes an individual, a partnership, corporation, an unincorporated society or association, joint venture or any other entity;

(12) "Powersport dealer", any motor vehicle dealer who sells, either pursuant to a franchise agreement or otherwise, primarily motor vehicles including but not limited to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and personal watercraft, as those terms are defined in this chapter and chapter 306;

(13) "Public motor vehicle auction", any person, firm or corporation who takes possession of a motor vehicle whether by consignment, bailment or any other arrangement, except by title, for the purpose of selling motor vehicles at a public auction by a licensed auctioneer;

(14) "Recreational motor vehicle dealer", a dealer of new or used motor vehicles designed, constructed or substantially modified for use as temporary housing quarters, including sleeping and eating facilities which are either permanently attached to the motor vehicle or attached to a unit which is securely attached to the motor vehicle;

(15) "Storage lot", an area within the same city or county where a dealer may store excess vehicle inventory;

(16) "Trailer dealer", any person selling, either exclusively or otherwise, trailers as defined in subdivision (59) of section 301.010. A trailer dealer may acquire a motor vehicle for resale only as a trade-in for a trailer. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (11) of section 301.010 and section 301.069, trailer dealers may purchase one driveaway license plate to display such motor vehicle for demonstration purposes. The sale of six or more trailers in any calendar year shall be required as evidence that such person is engaged in the trailer business and is eligible for licensure as a trailer dealer under sections 301.550 to 301.573. Any trailer dealer licensed before August 28, 2007, shall be required to meet the minimum calendar year sales of six or more trailers provided the dealer can prove the business achieved, cumulatively, six or more sales per year for the preceding twenty-four months in business; or if the dealer has not been in business for twenty-four months, the cumulative equivalent of one sale every two months for the months the dealer has been in business before August 28, 2007. Any licensed trailer dealer failing to meet the minimum trailer and vehicle sales requirements as referenced in this subsection shall not be qualified to renew his or her license for one year. Applicants who reapply after the one-year period shall meet the requirement of six sales per year;

(17) "Used motor vehicle", any motor vehicle which is not a new motor vehicle, as defined in sections 301.550 to 301.573, and which has been sold, bartered, exchanged or given away or which may have had a title issued in this state or any other state, or a motor vehicle so used as to be what is commonly known as a secondhand motor vehicle. In the event of an assignment of the statement of origin from an original franchise dealer to any individual or other motor vehicle dealer other than a new motor vehicle franchise dealer of the same make, the vehicle so assigned shall be deemed to be a used motor vehicle and a certificate of ownership shall be obtained in the assignee's name. The term "used motor vehicle" shall not include manufactured homes, as defined in section 700.010;

(18) "Used motor vehicle dealer", any motor vehicle dealer who is not a new motor vehicle franchise dealer;

(19) "Vessel", every boat and watercraft defined as a vessel in section 306.010;

(20) "Vessel trailer", any trailer, as defined by section 301.010 which is designed and manufactured for the purposes of transporting vessels;

(21) "Wholesale motor vehicle auction", any person, firm or corporation in the business of providing auction services solely in wholesale transactions at its established place of business in which the purchasers are motor vehicle dealers licensed by this or any other jurisdiction, and which neither buys, sells nor owns the motor vehicles it auctions in the ordinary course of its business. Except as required by law with regard to the auction sale of a government-owned motor vehicle, a wholesale motor vehicle auction shall not provide auction services in connection with the retail sale of a motor vehicle;

(22) "Wholesale motor vehicle dealer", a motor vehicle dealer who sells motor vehicles only to other new motor vehicle franchise dealers or used motor vehicle dealers or via auctions limited to other dealers of any class.

2. For purposes of sections 301.550 to 301.573, neither the term motor vehicle nor the term trailer shall include manufactured homes, as defined in section 700.010.

3. Dealers shall be divided into classes as follows:

(1) Boat dealers;

(2) Franchised new motor vehicle dealers;

(3) Used motor vehicle dealers;

(4) Wholesale motor vehicle dealers;

(5) Recreational motor vehicle dealers;

(6) Historic motor vehicle dealers;

(7) Classic motor vehicle dealers;

(8) Powersport dealers; and

(9) Trailer dealers.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 1, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82 merged with S.B. 91)



Department of revenue responsible for licensing dealers and manufacturers--transfer of commission powers and duties to department of revenue--official seal--rules and regulations, promulgation of, procedure.

301.553. 1. The department of revenue shall be responsible for the licensing of all manufacturers, motor vehicle dealers, boat dealers, wholesale motor vehicle auctions, public motor vehicle auctions and wholesale motor vehicle dealers pursuant to the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.573 and the rules and regulations which it may adopt.

2. All the powers, duties and functions of the Missouri motor vehicle commission, sections 301.550 to 301.573, in effect immediately prior to July 1, 1997, are transferred by type I transfer, as provided in the Omnibus State Reorganization Act of 1974, to the department of revenue. The rules and regulations adopted by the commission which were adopted pursuant to this section prior to July 1, 1997, shall continue in effect after July 1, 1997.

3. All orders or decisions of the department shall be in writing, signed by the** director and the official seal affixed thereto.

4. The department shall have the authority to promulgate those rules and regulations necessary to perform the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.573 and is vested with those powers and duties necessary and proper to enable it to fully and effectively carry out the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.573. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of sections 301.550 to 301.573 shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 2, A.L. 1989 H.B. 211, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207)

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*Rulemaking authority, effective when, null and void, when, see 301.003.

**Word "the" does not appear in original rolls.



Civil liability, department officials and employees immune from, when.

301.555. Every official and employee of the department and each person who provides information to or otherwise participates in the operation of the department shall be immune from civil liability for such acts so long as the acts were performed in good faith, without malice, and were reasonably related to the scope of inquiry of the department.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 3, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207)

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Duties of director of revenue in regulating dealers and manufacturers--contents, confidentiality.

301.557. 1. The duties of the director shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) The supervision and direction of the activities of the department's employees;

(2) Keeping custody of the department's official seal and affixing of this seal to all licenses and orders issued by the department pursuant to sections 301.550 to 301.573;

(3) The receipt and prompt disposition of all correspondence or inquiries directed to the department;

(4) Maintaining a record of total number of annual new motor vehicle sales by individual franchise dealers and a separate record of total annual used motor vehicle sales by individual motor vehicle dealers from the director of revenue. These records will be available for public inspection;

(5) Being the custodian of the files and records of the department;

(6) The performance of any other duty required in the enforcement of sections 301.550 to 301.573.

2. The director shall receive complaints concerning its licensee's business or professional practices. The complaints shall be logged into record, the record shall include at a minimum, the licensee's name, the name of the complaining party, if given, the date of the complaint and a brief statement of the complaint and its ultimate disposition. Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, such complaint shall be kept in confidence by the director until such time as formal proceedings are filed with the director, or the director disposes of the complaint in accordance with section 301.562; provided that upon inquiry from a licensee against whom a complaint has been received, the director shall acknowledge to the licensee that a complaint has been made. The licensee shall have access to all complaints and information contained therein.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 4, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207)

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Dealer may fill in blanks on standardized forms, when--fee authorized--preliminary worksheet on computation of sale price, requirements.

301.558. 1. A motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, or powersport dealer may fill in the blanks on standardized forms in connection with the sale or lease of a new or used motor vehicle, vessel, or vessel trailer if the motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, or powersport dealer does not charge for the services of filling in the blanks or otherwise charge for preparing documents.

2. A motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, or powersport dealer may charge an administrative fee in connection with the sale or lease of a new or used motor vehicle, vessel, or vessel trailer for the storage of documents or any other administrative or clerical services not prohibited by this section. A portion of the administrative fee may result in profit to the motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, or powersport dealer.

3. No motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, or powersport dealer that sells or leases new or used motor vehicles, vessels, or vessel trailers and imposes an administrative fee of less than two hundred dollars in connection with the sale or lease of a new or used vehicle, vessel, or vessel trailer for the storage of documents or any other administrative or clerical services shall be deemed to be engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

4. If an administrative fee is charged under this section, the administrative fee shall be charged to all retail customers and disclosed on the retail buyer's order form as a separate itemized charge.

5. A preliminary worksheet on which a sale price is computed and that is shown to the purchaser, a retail buyer's order form from the purchaser, or a retail installment contract shall include, in reasonable proximity to the place on the document where the administrative fee authorized by this section is disclosed, the amount of the administrative fee and the following notice in type that is boldfaced*, capitalized, underlined, or otherwise conspicuously set out from the surrounding written material:

"AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL FEE AND IS NOT REQUIRED BY LAW BUT MAY BE CHARGED BY A DEALER. THIS ADMINISTRATIVE FEE MAY RESULT IN A PROFIT TO DEALER. NO PORTION OF THIS ADMINISTRATIVE FEE IS FOR THE DRAFTING, PREPARATION, OR COMPLETION OF DOCUMENTS OR THE PROVIDING OF LEGAL ADVICE. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY LAW.".

6. The general assembly believes that an administrative fee charged in compliance with this section is not the unauthorized practice of law or the unauthorized business of law so long as the activity or service for which the fee is charged is in compliance with the provisions of this section and does not result in the waiver of any rights or remedies. Recognizing, however, that the judiciary is the sole arbitrator of what constitutes the practice of law, in the event that a court determines that an administrative fee charged in compliance with this section, and that does not waive any rights or remedies of the buyer, is the unauthorized practice of law or the unauthorized business of law, then no person who paid that administrative fee may recover said fee or treble damages, as permitted under section 484.020, and no person who charged that fee shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, as provided under section 484.020.

(L. 2009 S.B. 355)

*Word "bold-faced" appears in original rolls.



Licenses required for dealer, manufacturer or auction, penalty, expiration of--issuance, application--license not required, when.

301.559. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in business as or act as a motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, manufacturer, boat manufacturer, public motor vehicle auction, wholesale motor vehicle auction or wholesale motor vehicle dealer without first obtaining a license from the department as required in sections 301.550 to 301.573. Any person who maintains or operates any business wherein a license is required pursuant to the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.573, without such license, is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Any person committing a second violation of sections 301.550 to 301.573 shall be guilty of a class D felony.

2. All dealer licenses shall expire on December thirty-first of the designated license period. The department shall notify each person licensed under sections 301.550 to 301.573 of the date of license expiration and the amount of the fee required for renewal. The notice shall be mailed at least ninety days before the date of license expiration to the licensee's last known business address. The director shall have the authority to issue licenses valid for a period of up to two years and to stagger the license periods for administrative efficiency and equalization of workload, at the sole discretion of the director.

3. Every manufacturer, boat manufacturer, motor vehicle dealer, wholesale motor vehicle dealer, wholesale motor vehicle auction, boat dealer or public motor vehicle auction shall make application to the department for issuance of a license. The application shall be on forms prescribed by the department and shall be issued under the terms and provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.573 and require all applicants, as a condition precedent to the issuance of a license, to provide such information as the department may deem necessary to determine that the applicant is bona fide and of good moral character, except that every application for a license shall contain, in addition to such information as the department may require, a statement to the following facts:

(1) The name and business address, not a post office box, of the applicant and the fictitious name, if any, under which he intends to conduct his business; and if the applicant be a partnership, the name and residence address of each partner, an indication of whether the partner is a limited or general partner and the name under which the partnership business is to be conducted. In the event that the applicant is a corporation, the application shall list the names of the principal officers of the corporation and the state in which it is incorporated. Each application shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the applicant, if an individual, or in the event an applicant is a partnership or corporation, then by a partner or officer;

(2) Whether the application is being made for registration as a manufacturer, boat manufacturer, new motor vehicle franchise dealer, used motor vehicle dealer, wholesale motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, wholesale motor vehicle auction or a public motor vehicle auction;

(3) When the application is for a new motor vehicle franchise dealer, the application shall be accompanied by a copy of the franchise agreement in the registered name of the dealership setting out the appointment of the applicant as a franchise holder and it shall be signed by the manufacturer, or his authorized agent, or the distributor, or his authorized agent, and shall include a description of the make of all motor vehicles covered by the franchise. The department shall not require a copy of the franchise agreement to be submitted with each renewal application unless the applicant is now the holder of a franchise from a different manufacturer or distributor from that previously filed, or unless a new term of agreement has been entered into;

(4) When the application is for a public motor vehicle auction, that the public motor vehicle auction has met the requirements of section 301.561.

4. No insurance company, finance company, credit union, savings and loan association, bank or trust company shall be required to obtain a license from the department in order to sell any motor vehicle, trailer or vessel repossessed or purchased by the company on the basis of total destruction or theft thereof when the sale of the motor vehicle, trailer or vessel is in conformance with applicable title and registration laws of this state.

5. No person shall be issued a license to conduct a public motor vehicle auction or wholesale motor vehicle auction if such person has a violation of sections 301.550 to 301.573 or other violations of chapter 301, sections 407.511 to 407.556, or section 578.120 which resulted in a felony conviction or finding of guilt or a violation of any federal motor vehicle laws which resulted in a felony conviction or finding of guilt.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 5, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Application requirements, additional--bonds, fees, signs required--license number, certificate of numbers--duplicate dealer plates, issues, fees--test driving motor vehicles and vessels, use of plates--proof of educational seminar required, exceptions, contents of seminar.

301.560. 1. In addition to the application forms prescribed by the department, each applicant shall submit the following to the department:

(1) Every application other than a renewal application for a motor vehicle franchise dealer shall include a certification that the applicant has a bona fide established place of business. Such application shall include an annual certification that the applicant has a bona fide established place of business for the first three years and only for every other year thereafter. The certification shall be performed by a uniformed member of the Missouri state highway patrol or authorized or designated employee stationed in the troop area in which the applicant's place of business is located; except that in counties of the first classification, certification may be performed by an officer of a metropolitan police department when the applicant's established place of business of distributing or selling motor vehicles or trailers is in the metropolitan area where the certifying metropolitan police officer is employed. When the application is being made for licensure as a boat manufacturer or boat dealer, certification shall be performed by a uniformed member of the Missouri state water patrol* stationed in the district area in which the applicant's place of business is located or by a uniformed member of the Missouri state highway patrol stationed in the troop area in which the applicant's place of business is located or, if the applicant's place of business is located within the jurisdiction of a metropolitan police department in a first class county, by an officer of such metropolitan police department. A bona fide established place of business for any new motor vehicle franchise dealer, used motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, powersport dealer, wholesale motor vehicle dealer, trailer dealer, or wholesale or public auction shall be a permanent enclosed building or structure, either owned in fee or leased and actually occupied as a place of business by the applicant for the selling, bartering, trading, servicing, or exchanging of motor vehicles, boats, personal watercraft, or trailers and wherein the public may contact the owner or operator at any reasonable time, and wherein shall be kept and maintained the books, records, files and other matters required and necessary to conduct the business. The applicant's place of business shall contain a working telephone which shall be maintained during the entire registration year. In order to qualify as a bona fide established place of business for all applicants licensed pursuant to this section there shall be an exterior sign displayed carrying the name of the business set forth in letters at least six inches in height and clearly visible to the public and there shall be an area or lot which shall not be a public street on which multiple vehicles, boats, personal watercraft, or trailers may be displayed. The sign shall contain the name of the dealership by which it is known to the public through advertising or otherwise, which need not be identical to the name appearing on the dealership's license so long as such name is registered as a fictitious name with the secretary of state, has been approved by its line-make manufacturer in writing in the case of a new motor vehicle franchise dealer and a copy of such fictitious name registration has been provided to the department. Dealers who sell only emergency vehicles as defined in section 301.550 are exempt from maintaining a bona fide place of business, including the related law enforcement certification requirements, and from meeting the minimum yearly sales;

(2) The initial application for licensure shall include a photograph, not to exceed eight inches by ten inches but no less than five inches by seven inches, showing the business building, lot, and sign. A new motor vehicle franchise dealer applicant who has purchased a currently licensed new motor vehicle franchised dealership shall be allowed to submit a photograph of the existing dealership building, lot and sign but shall be required to submit a new photograph upon the installation of the new dealership sign as required by sections 301.550 to 301.573. Applicants shall not be required to submit a photograph annually unless the business has moved from its previously licensed location, or unless the name of the business or address has changed, or unless the class of business has changed;

(3) Every applicant as a new motor vehicle franchise dealer, a used motor vehicle dealer, a powersport dealer, a wholesale motor vehicle dealer, trailer dealer, or boat dealer shall furnish with the application a corporate surety bond or an irrevocable letter of credit as defined in section 400.5-102, issued by any state or federal financial institution in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand dollars on a form approved by the department. The bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be conditioned upon the dealer complying with the provisions of the statutes applicable to new motor vehicle franchise dealers, used motor vehicle dealers, powersport dealers, wholesale motor vehicle dealers, trailer dealers, and boat dealers, and the bond shall be an indemnity for any loss sustained by reason of the acts of the person bonded when such acts constitute grounds for the suspension or revocation of the dealer's license. The bond shall be executed in the name of the state of Missouri for the benefit of all aggrieved parties or the irrevocable letter of credit shall name the state of Missouri as the beneficiary; except, that the aggregate liability of the surety or financial institution to the aggrieved parties shall, in no event, exceed the amount of the bond or irrevocable letter of credit. The proceeds of the bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be paid upon receipt by the department of a final judgment from a Missouri court of competent jurisdiction against the principal and in favor of an aggrieved party. Additionally, every applicant as a new motor vehicle franchise dealer, a used motor vehicle dealer, a powersport dealer, a wholesale motor vehicle dealer, or boat dealer shall furnish with the application a copy of a current dealer garage policy bearing the policy number and name of the insurer and the insured;

(4) Payment of all necessary license fees as established by the department. In establishing the amount of the annual license fees, the department shall, as near as possible, produce sufficient total income to offset operational expenses of the department relating to the administration of sections 301.550 to 301.580. All fees payable pursuant to the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.580, other than those fees collected for the issuance of dealer plates or certificates of number collected pursuant to subsection 6 of this section, shall be collected by the department for deposit in the state treasury to the credit of the "Motor Vehicle Commission Fund", which is hereby created. The motor vehicle commission fund shall be administered by the Missouri department of revenue. The provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary notwithstanding, money in such fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of the general revenue fund until the amount in the motor vehicle commission fund at the end of the biennium exceeds two times the amount of the appropriation from such fund for the preceding fiscal year or, if the department requires permit renewal less frequently than yearly, then three times the appropriation from such fund for the preceding fiscal year. The amount, if any, in the fund which shall lapse is that amount in the fund which exceeds the multiple of the appropriation from such fund for the preceding fiscal year.

2. In the event a new vehicle manufacturer, boat manufacturer, motor vehicle dealer, wholesale motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, powersport dealer, wholesale motor vehicle auction, trailer dealer, or a public motor vehicle auction submits an application for a license for a new business and the applicant has complied with all the provisions of this section, the department shall make a decision to grant or deny the license to the applicant within eight working hours after receipt of the dealer's application, notwithstanding any rule of the department.

3. Upon the initial issuance of a license by the department, the department shall assign a distinctive dealer license number or certificate of number to the applicant and the department shall issue one number plate or certificate bearing the distinctive dealer license number or certificate of number and two additional number plates or certificates of number within eight working hours after presentment of the application. Upon renewal, the department shall issue the distinctive dealer license number or certificate of number as quickly as possible. The issuance of such distinctive dealer license number or certificate of number shall be in lieu of registering each motor vehicle, trailer, vessel or vessel trailer dealt with by a boat dealer, boat manufacturer, manufacturer, public motor vehicle auction, wholesale motor vehicle dealer, wholesale motor vehicle auction or new or used motor vehicle dealer.

**4. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, the department shall assign the following distinctive dealer license numbers to:

New motor vehicle franchise dealers. . . . . . .D-0 through D-999

New powersport dealers and motorcycle franchise dealers. .D-1000 through D-1999

Used motor vehicle, used powersport, and used motorcycle dealers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-2000 through D-9999

Wholesale motor vehicle dealers. . . . . . . . W-0 through W-1999

Wholesale motor vehicle auctions. . . . . . . WA-0 through WA-999

New and used trailer dealers. . . . . . . . . .T-0 through T-9999

Motor vehicle, trailer, and boat manufacturers DM-0 through DM-999

Public motor vehicle auctions. . . . . . . . . A-0 through A-1999

Boat dealers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M-0 through M-9999

New and used recreational motor vehicle dealers. . . RV-0 through RV-999

For purposes of this subsection, qualified transactions shall include the purchase of salvage titled vehicles by a licensed salvage dealer. A used motor vehicle dealer who also holds a salvage dealer's license shall be allowed one additional plate or certificate number per fifty-unit qualified transactions annually. In order for salvage dealers to obtain number plates or certificates under this section, dealers shall submit to the department of revenue on August first of each year a statement certifying, under penalty of perjury, the dealer's number of purchases during the reporting period of July first of the immediately preceding year to June thirtieth of the present year. The provisions of this subsection shall become effective on the date the director of the department of revenue begins to reissue new license plates under section 301.130, or on December 1, 2008, whichever occurs first. If the director of revenue begins reissuing new license plates under the authority granted under section 301.130 prior to December 1, 2008, the director of the department of revenue shall notify the revisor of statutes of such fact.

5. Upon the sale of a currently licensed new motor vehicle franchise dealership the department shall, upon request, authorize the new approved dealer applicant to retain the selling dealer's license number and shall cause the new dealer's records to indicate such transfer.

6. In the case of new motor vehicle manufacturers, motor vehicle dealers, powersport dealers, recreational motor vehicle dealers, and trailer dealers, the department shall issue one number plate bearing the distinctive dealer license number and may issue two additional number plates to the applicant upon payment by the manufacturer or dealer of a fifty dollar fee for the number plate bearing the distinctive dealer license number and ten dollars and fifty cents for each additional number plate. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Boat dealers and boat manufacturers shall be entitled to one certificate of number bearing such number upon the payment of a fifty dollar fee. Additional number plates and as many additional certificates of number may be obtained upon payment of a fee of ten dollars and fifty cents for each additional plate or certificate. New motor vehicle manufacturers shall not be issued or possess more than three hundred forty-seven additional number plates or certificates of number annually. New and used motor vehicle dealers, powersport dealers, wholesale motor vehicle dealers, boat dealers, and trailer dealers are limited to one additional plate or certificate of number per ten-unit qualified transactions annually. New and used recreational motor vehicle dealers are limited to two additional plates or certificate of number per ten-unit qualified transactions annually for their first fifty transactions and one additional plate or certificate of number per ten-unit qualified transactions thereafter. An applicant seeking the issuance of an initial license shall indicate on his or her initial application the applicant's proposed annual number of sales in order for the director to issue the appropriate number of additional plates or certificates of number. A motor vehicle dealer, trailer dealer, boat dealer, powersport dealer, recreational motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle manufacturer, boat manufacturer, or wholesale motor vehicle dealer obtaining a distinctive dealer license plate or certificate of number or additional license plate or additional certificate of number, throughout the calendar year, shall be required to pay a fee for such license plates or certificates of number computed on the basis of one-twelfth of the full fee prescribed for the original and duplicate number plates or certificates of number for such dealers' licenses, multiplied by the number of months remaining in the licensing period for which the dealer or manufacturers shall be required to be licensed. In the event of a renewing dealer, the fee due at the time of renewal shall not be prorated. Wholesale and public auctions shall be issued a certificate of dealer registration in lieu of a dealer number plate. In order for dealers to obtain number plates or certificates under this section, dealers shall submit to the department of revenue on August first of each year a statement certifying, under penalty of perjury, the dealer's number of sales during the reporting period of July first of the immediately preceding year to June thirtieth of the present year.

7. The plates issued pursuant to subsection 3 or 6 of this section may be displayed on any motor vehicle owned by a new motor vehicle manufacturer. The plates issued pursuant to subsection 3 or 6 of this section may be displayed on any motor vehicle or trailer owned and held for resale by a motor vehicle dealer for use by a customer who is test driving the motor vehicle, for use and display purposes during, but not limited to, parades, private events, charitable events, or for use by an employee or officer, but shall not be displayed on any motor vehicle or trailer hired or loaned to others or upon any regularly used service or wrecker vehicle. Motor vehicle dealers may display their dealer plates on a tractor, truck or trailer to demonstrate a vehicle under a loaded condition. Trailer dealers may display their dealer license plates in like manner, except such plates may only be displayed on trailers owned and held for resale by the trailer dealer.

8. The certificates of number issued pursuant to subsection 3 or 6 of this section may be displayed on any vessel or vessel trailer owned and held for resale by a boat manufacturer or a boat dealer, and used by a customer who is test driving the vessel or vessel trailer, or is used by an employee or officer on a vessel or vessel trailer only, but shall not be displayed on any motor vehicle owned by a boat manufacturer, boat dealer, or trailer dealer, or vessel or vessel trailer hired or loaned to others or upon any regularly used service vessel or vessel trailer. Boat dealers and boat manufacturers may display their certificate of number on a vessel or vessel trailer when transporting a vessel or vessels to an exhibit or show.

9. If any law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that any license plate or certificate of number issued under subsection 3 or 6 of this section is being misused in violation of subsection 7 or 8 of this section, the license plate or certificate of number may be seized and surrendered to the department.

10. (1) Every application for the issuance of a used motor vehicle dealer's license shall be accompanied by proof that the applicant, within the last twelve months, has completed an educational seminar course approved by the department as prescribed by subdivision (2) of this subsection. Wholesale and public auto auctions and applicants currently holding a new or used license for a separate dealership shall be exempt from the requirements of this subsection. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to current new motor vehicle franchise dealers or motor vehicle leasing agencies or applicants for a new motor vehicle franchise or a motor vehicle leasing agency. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to used motor vehicle dealers who were licensed prior to August 28, 2006.

(2) The educational seminar shall include, but is not limited to, the dealer requirements of sections 301.550 to 301.573, the rules promulgated to implement, enforce, and administer sections 301.550 to 301.570, and any other rules and regulations promulgated by the department.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 6, A.L. 1989 H.B. 211, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1995 S.B. 70, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1838 merged with H.B. 2008 merged with H.B. 2009 merged with S.B. 895. A.L. 2006 S.B. 747, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82 merged with S.B. 91, A.L. 2010 S.B. 583, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)

*"Missouri state water patrol" changed to "water patrol division" by 306.010, 2010.

**Subsection 4 became effective 12-01-08, because director of revenue did not provide notification of earlier date.



Sign required at public motor vehicle auction.

301.561. Any person or corporation holding a public motor vehicle auction shall display in a conspicuous manner two signs each of which shall bear the following warning in letters at least six inches high: "Attention Buyers: Vehicles sold at this auction may not have had a safety inspection." The dimensions of each sign shall be at least two feet by two feet.

(L. 1997 H.B. 207)

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License suspension, revocation, refusal to renew--procedure--grounds--complaint may be filed, when--clear and present danger, what constitutes, revocation or suspension authorized, procedure.

301.562. 1. The department may refuse to issue or renew any license required pursuant to sections 301.550 to 301.573 for any one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of this section. The department shall notify the applicant or licensee in writing at his or her last known address of the reasons for the refusal to issue or renew the license and shall advise the applicant or licensee of his or her right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621.

2. The department may cause a complaint to be filed with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621 against any holder of any license issued under sections 301.550 to 301.573 for any one or any combination of the following causes:

(1) The applicant or license holder was previously the holder of a license issued under sections 301.550 to 301.573, which license was revoked for cause and never reissued by the department, or which license was suspended for cause and the terms of suspension have not been fulfilled;

(2) The applicant or license holder was previously a partner, stockholder, director or officer controlling or managing a partnership or corporation whose license issued under sections 301.550 to 301.573 was revoked for cause and never reissued or was suspended for cause and the terms of suspension have not been fulfilled;

(3) The applicant or license holder has, within ten years prior to the date of the application, been finally adjudicated and found guilty, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a prosecution under the laws of any state or of the United States, for any offense reasonably related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of any business licensed under sections 301.550 to 301.573; for any offense, an essential element of which is fraud, dishonesty, or an act of violence; or for any offense involving moral turpitude, whether or not sentence is imposed;

(4) Use of fraud, deception, misrepresentation, or bribery in securing any license issued pursuant to sections 301.550 to 301.573;

(5) Obtaining or attempting to obtain any money, commission, fee, barter, exchange, or other compensation by fraud, deception, or misrepresentation;

(6) Violation of, or assisting or enabling any person to violate any provisions of this chapter and chapters 143, 144, 306, 307, 407, 578, and 643 or of any lawful rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter and chapters 143, 144, 306, 307, 407, 578, and 643;

(7) The applicant or license holder has filed an application for a license which, as of its effective date, was incomplete in any material respect or contained any statement which was, in light of the circumstances under which it was made, false or misleading with respect to any material fact;

(8) The applicant or license holder has failed to pay the proper application or license fee or other fees required pursuant to this chapter or chapter 306 or fails to establish or maintain a bona fide place of business;

(9) Uses or permits the use of any special license or license plate assigned to the license holder for any purpose other than those permitted by law;

(10) The applicant or license holder is finally adjudged insane or incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction;

(11) Use of any advertisement or solicitation which is false;

(12) Violations of sections 407.511 to 407.556, section 578.120, which resulted in a conviction or finding of guilt or violation of any federal motor vehicle laws which result in a conviction or finding of guilt.

3. Any such complaint shall be filed within one year of the date upon which the department receives notice of an alleged violation of an applicable statute or regulation. After the filing of such complaint, the proceedings shall, except for the matters set forth in subsection 5 of this section, be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 621. Upon a finding by the administrative hearing commission that the grounds, provided in subsection 2 of this section, for disciplinary action are met, the department may, singly or in combination, refuse to issue the person a license, issue a license for a period of less than two years, issue a private reprimand, place the person on probation on such terms and conditions as the department deems appropriate for a period of one day to five years, suspend the person's license from one day to six days, or revoke the person's license for such period as the department deems appropriate. The applicant or licensee shall have the right to appeal the decision of the administrative hearing commission and department in the manner provided in chapter 536.

4. Upon the suspension or revocation of any person's license issued under sections 301.550 to 301.573, the department shall recall any distinctive number plates that were issued to that licensee. If any licensee who has been suspended or revoked shall neglect or refuse to surrender his or her license or distinctive number license plates issued under sections 301.550 to 301.580, the director shall direct any agent or employee of the department or any law enforcement officer, to secure possession thereof and return such items to the director. For purposes of this subsection, a "law enforcement officer" means any member of the highway patrol, any sheriff or deputy sheriff, or any peace officer certified under chapter 590 acting in his or her official capacity. Failure of the licensee to surrender his or her license or distinctive number license plates upon demand by the director, any agent or employee of the department, or any law enforcement officer shall be a class A misdemeanor.

5. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the following events or acts by the holder of any license issued under sections 301.550 to 301.580 are deemed to present a clear and present danger to the public welfare and shall be considered cause for suspension or revocation of such license under the procedure set forth in subsection 6 of this section, at the discretion of the director:

(1) The expiration or revocation of any corporate surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit, as required by section 301.560, without submission of a replacement bond or letter of credit which provides coverage for the entire period of licensure;

(2) The failure to maintain a bona fide established place of business as required by section 301.560;

(3) Criminal convictions as set forth in subdivision (3) of subsection 2 of this section; or

(4) Three or more occurrences of violations which have been established following proceedings before the administrative hearing commission under subsection 3 of this section, or which have been established following proceedings before the director under subsection 6 of this section, of this chapter and chapters 143, 144, 306, 307, 578, and 643 or of any lawful rule or regulation adopted under this chapter and chapters 143, 144, 306, 307, 578, and 643, not previously set forth herein.

6. (1) Any license issued under sections 301.550 to 301.580 shall be suspended or revoked, following an evidentiary hearing before the director or his or her designated hearing officer, if affidavits or sworn testimony by an authorized agent of the department alleges the occurrence of any of the events or acts described in subsection 5 of this section.

(2) For any license which the department believes may be subject to suspension or revocation under this subsection, the director shall immediately issue a notice of hearing to the licensee of record. The director's notice of hearing:

(a) Shall be served upon the licensee personally or by first class mail to the dealer's last known address, as registered with the director;

(b) Shall be based on affidavits or sworn testimony presented to the director, and shall notify the licensee that such information presented therein constitutes cause to suspend or revoke the licensee's license;

(c) Shall provide the licensee with a minimum of ten days' notice prior to hearing;

(d) Shall specify the events or acts which may provide cause for suspension or revocation of the license, and shall include with the notice a copy of all affidavits, sworn testimony or other information presented to the director which support discipline of the license; and

(e) Shall inform the licensee that he or she has the right to attend the hearing and present any evidence in his or her defense, including evidence to show that the event or act which may result in suspension or revocation has been corrected to the director's satisfaction, and that he or she may be represented by counsel at the hearing.

(3) At any hearing before the director conducted under this subsection, the director or his or her designated hearing officer shall consider all evidence relevant to the issue of whether the license should be suspended or revoked due to the occurrence of any of the acts set forth in subsection 5 herein. Within twenty business days after such hearing, the director or his or her designated hearing officer shall issue a written order, with findings of fact and conclusions of law, which either grants or denies the issuance of an order of suspension or revocation. The suspension or revocation shall be effective ten days after the date of the order. The written order of the director or his or her hearing officer shall be the final decision of the director and shall be subject to judicial review under the provisions of chapter 536.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or chapter 610 or 621 to the contrary, the proceedings under this section shall be closed and no order shall be made public until it is final, for purposes of appeal.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 7, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1259 merged with S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2009 H.B. 683, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Subpoenas, issuance of process, department's authority--witnesses, costs--failure to obey process, penalty, continuing violations.

301.563. 1. The department or its designated representative may issue process, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, examine books and papers, and require the production thereof, and cause the deposition of any witness to be taken and the costs thereof paid as other costs under sections 301.550 to 301.573. Any party may process to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers, and at his own cost to take and use depositions in like manner as in civil cases in the circuit court. The subpoena shall extend to all parts of the state, and may be served as in civil actions in the circuit court, but the costs of the service shall be as in other civil actions. Each witness shall receive the fees and mileage prescribed by law in civil cases, but the same shall not be allowed as costs to the party in whose behalf the witness was summoned unless the person who conducts the hearing certifies that the testimony of the witness was necessary. All costs under this section shall be approved by the department and paid out of the Missouri motor vehicle commission fund established in section 301.560, except that if the department determines that any proceedings are brought, prosecuted or defended without reasonable ground, it may assess the whole cost of the proceedings upon the party who brought, prosecuted or defended the proceedings.

2. If any person subpoenaed to appear at any hearing or proceeding fails to obey the command of such subpoena without reasonable cause or if any person attending a hearing or proceeding shall, without reasonable cause, refuse to be sworn or to be examined or to answer a question or to produce a book or paper or to subscribe or swear to his deposition, such person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and in the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be a separate and distinct offense.

(L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207)

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Inspection of certain documents and odometer readings in possession of dealers, manufacturers and auctions--law enforcement official, defined.

301.564. 1. Any person or his agent licensed or registered as a manufacturer, motor vehicle dealer, wholesale motor vehicle dealer, boat dealer, wholesale motor vehicle auction or a public motor vehicle auction pursuant to the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.573, shall permit an employee of the department of revenue or any law enforcement official to inspect, during normal business hours, any of the following documents which are in his possession or under his custody or control:

(1) Any title to any motor vehicle or vessel;

(2) Any application for title to any motor vehicle or vessel;

(3) Any affidavit provided pursuant to sections 301.550 to 301.573 or chapter 407;

(4) Any assignment of title to any motor vehicle or vessel;

(5) Any disclosure statement or other document relating to mileage or odometer readings required by the laws of the United States or any other state;

(6) Any inventory and related documentation.

2. For purposes of this section, the term "law enforcement official" shall mean any of the following:

(1) Attorney general, or any person designated by him to make such an inspection;

(2) Any prosecuting attorney or any person designated by a prosecuting attorney to make such an inspection;

(3) Any member of the highway patrol or water patrol;

(4) Any sheriff or deputy sheriff;

(5) Any peace officer certified pursuant to chapter 590 acting in his official capacity.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 8, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207)

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Injunction may issue, grounds--remedy not exclusive.

301.565. 1. Upon application by the department, and the necessary burden having been met, a court of general jurisdiction may grant an injunction, restraining order or other order as may be appropriate to enjoin a person from:

(1) Offering to engage or engaging in the performance of any acts or practices for which a license is required under the provisions of this chapter, upon a showing that such acts or practices were performed or offered to be performed without a license; or

(2) Violating any provision of this chapter, any rule promulgated by the department pursuant to this chapter, subsection 1 of section 307.350, sections 407.511 to 407.556, or section 578.120.

2. Any action brought under this section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any remedy provided by this chapter and may be brought concurrently with other actions to enforce this chapter.

(L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207)

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*Rulemaking authority, effective when, null and void, when, see 301.003.



Motor vehicle sales or shows held away from licensed place of business, allowed, when--off-site retail sale of vehicles, when--recreational vehicle dealer participation in recreational vehicle shows and vehicle exhibitions--out-of-state participants--violation, penalty.

301.566. 1. A motor vehicle dealer may participate in no more than two motor vehicle shows or sales annually and conduct sales of motor vehicles away from the dealer's usual, licensed place of business if either the requirements of subsection 2 or 3 of this section are met or the event is conducted for not more than five consecutive days, the event does not require any motor vehicle dealer participant to pay an unreasonably prohibitive participation fee, and if a majority of the motor vehicle dealers within a class of dealers described pursuant to subsection 3 of section 301.550 in a city or town participate or are invited and have the opportunity to participate in the event, except that a recreational motor vehicle dealer classified in subdivision (5) of subsection 3 of section 301.550 may participate in such a show or sale even if a majority of recreational motor vehicle dealers in a city or town do not participate in the event. If any show or sale includes a class of dealer or franchised new vehicle line-make, that is also represented by a same class dealer or dealer representing the same line-make outside of the boundary lines of the city or town and is within ten miles of where the show or sale is to take place, the dealer outside of the boundary lines of the city or town shall be invited to participate in the show or sale. The department shall consider such events to be proper in all respects and as if each dealer participant was conducting business at the dealer's usual business location. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as applying to the sale of motor vehicles or trailers through either a wholesale motor vehicle auction or public motor vehicle auction.

2. Any person, partnership, corporation or association disposing of vehicles used and titled solely in its ordinary course of business as provided in section 301.570 may sell at retail such vehicles away from that person's bona fide established place of business, thus constituting an off-site sale, by adhering to each of the following conditions with regard to each and every off-site sale conducted:

(1) Have in effect a valid license, pursuant to sections 301.550 to 301.575*, from the department for the sale of used motor vehicles;

(2) No off-site sale may exceed five days in duration, and only one sale may be held per year, per county;

(3) Pay to the motor vehicle commission fund, pursuant to section 301.560, a permit fee of five hundred fifty dollars for each off-site sale event;

(4) Advise the department, at least ten days prior to the sale, of the date, location and duration of each off-site sale;

(5) The sale of vehicles at off-site sales shall be limited to sales by a seller of vehicles used and titled solely in its ordinary course of business, and such sales shall be held in conjunction with a credit union and limited to members of the credit union, thus constituting a private sale to be advertised to members only;

(6) Off-site sales by a seller of vehicles used and titled solely in its ordinary course of business may also be held in conjunction with other financial institutions provided that any such sale event shall be held on the premises of the financial institution, and sales shall be limited to persons who were customers of the financial institution prior to the date of the sale event. Off-site sales held with such other financial institutions shall be limited to one sale per year per institution;

(7) The sale of motor vehicles which have the designation of the current model year, except discontinued models, is prohibited at off-site sales until subsequent model year designated vehicles of the same manufacture and model are offered for sale to the public.

3. A recreational vehicle dealer, as that term is defined in section 700.010, who is licensed in another state may participate in recreational vehicle shows or exhibits with recreational vehicles within this state in which less than fifty dealers participate as exhibitors with permission of the dealer's licensed manufacturer if all of the following conditions exist:

(1) The show or exhibition has a minimum of ten recreational vehicle dealers licensed as motor vehicle dealers in this state;

(2) More than fifty percent of the participating recreational vehicle dealers are licensed motor vehicle dealers in this state; and

(3) The state in which the recreational vehicle is licensed is a state contiguous to Missouri and the state permits recreational vehicle dealers licensed in Missouri to participate in recreational vehicle shows in such state pursuant to conditions substantially equivalent to the conditions which are imposed on dealers from such state who participate in recreational vehicle shows in Missouri.

4. A recreational vehicle dealer licensed in another state may participate in a vehicle show or exhibition in Missouri which has, when it opens to the public, at least fifty dealers displaying recreational vehicles if the show or exhibition is trade-oriented and is predominantly funded by recreational vehicle manufacturers. All of the participating dealers who are not licensed in Missouri shall be licensed as recreational vehicle dealers by the state of their residence.

5. A recreational vehicle dealer licensed in another state who intends to participate in a vehicle show or exhibition in this state shall send written notification of such intended participation to the department of revenue at least thirty days prior to the vehicle show or exhibition. Upon receipt of such written notification, the department of revenue shall make a determination regarding compliance with the provisions of this section. If such recreational vehicle dealer would be unable to participate in the vehicle show or exhibition in this state pursuant to this section, the department of revenue shall notify the recreational vehicle dealer at least fifteen days prior to the vehicle show or exhibition of the inability to participate in the vehicle show or exhibition in this state.

6. The department of revenue may assess a fine of up to one thousand dollars for any violation of this section.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 9, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1996 S.B. 560, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1288 and S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)

*Section 301.575 was repealed by S.B. 52 in 1993.



Advertising standards, violation of, when.

301.567. 1. For purposes of this section, a violation of any of the following advertising standards shall be deemed an attempt by the advertising dealer to obtain a fee or other compensation by fraud, deception or misrepresentation in violation of section 301.562:

(1) A motor vehicle shall not be advertised as new, either by express terms or implication, unless it is a new motor vehicle as defined in section 301.550;

(2) When advertising any motor vehicle which is not a new motor vehicle, such advertisement must expressly identify that the motor vehicle is a used motor vehicle by express use of the term "used", or by such other term as is commonly understood to mean that the vehicle is used;

(3) Any terms, conditions, and disclaimers relating to the advertised motor vehicle's price or financing options shall be stated clearly and conspicuously. An asterisk or other reference symbol may be used to point to a disclaimer or other information, but not be used as a means of contradicting or changing the meaning of an advertised statement;

(4) The expiration date, if any, of an advertised sale or vehicle price shall be clearly and conspicuously disclosed. In the absence of such disclosure, the advertised sale or vehicle price shall be deemed effective so long as such vehicles remain in the advertising dealership's inventory;

(5) The terms "list price", "sticker price", or "suggested retail price" shall be used only in reference to the manufacturer's suggested retail price for new motor vehicles, and, if used, shall be accompanied by a clear and conspicuous disclosure that such terms represent the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the advertised vehicle;

(6) Terms such as "at cost", "$....... above cost", "invoice price", and "$ ..... below/over invoice" shall not be used in advertisements because of the difficulty in determining a dealer's actual net cost at the time of the sale;

(7) When the price or financing terms of a motor vehicle are advertised, the vehicle shall be fully identified as to year, make, and model. In addition, in advertisements placed by individual dealers and not line-make marketing groups, the advertised price or credit terms shall include all charges which the buyer must pay to the dealer, except buyer-selected options and state and local taxes. If a processing fee or freight or destination charges are not included in the advertised price, the amount of any such processing fee and freight or destination charge must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed within the advertisement;

(8) Advertisements of dealer rebates shall not be used, however, this shall not be deemed to prohibit the advertising of manufacturer rebates, so long as all material terms of such rebates are clearly and conspicuously disclosed;

(9) "Free" or "at no cost" shall not be used if any purchase is required to qualify for the free item, merchandise, or service;

(10) Bait advertising, in which an advertiser may have no intention to sell at the prices or terms advertised, shall not be used. Bait advertising shall include, but not be limited to, the following examples:

(a) Not having available for sale the advertised motor vehicles at the advertised prices. If a specific vehicle is advertised, the dealer shall be in possession of a reasonable supply of such vehicles, and they shall be available at the advertised price. If the advertised vehicle is available only in limited numbers or only by order, such limitations shall be stated in the advertisement;

(b) Advertising a motor vehicle at a specified price, including such terms as "as low as $.......", but having available for sale only vehicles equipped with dealer-added cost options which increase the selling price above the advertised price;

(11) Any reference to monthly payments, down payments, or other reference to financing or leasing information shall be accompanied by a clear and conspicuous disclosure of the following:

(a) Whether the payment or other information relates to a financing or a lease transaction;

(b) If the payment or other information relates to a financing transaction, the minimum down payment, annual percentage interest rate, and number of payments necessary to obtain the advertised payment amount must be disclosed, in addition to any special qualifications required for obtaining the advertised terms including, but not limited to, first-time buyer discounts, college graduate discounts, and a statement concerning whether the advertised terms are subject to credit approval;

(c) If the payment or other information relates to a lease transaction, the total amount due from the purchaser at signing with such costs broken down and identified by category, lease term expressed in number of months, whether the lease is closed-end or open-end, and total cost to the lessee over the lease term in dollars;

(12) Any advertisement which states or implies that the advertising dealer has a special arrangement or relationship with the distributor or manufacturer, as compared to similarly situated dealers, shall not be used;

(13) Any advertisement which, in the circumstances under which it is made or applied, is false, deceptive, or misleading shall not be used;

(14) No abbreviations for industry words or phrases shall be used in any advertisement unless such abbreviations are accompanied by the fully spelled or spoken words or phrases.

2. The requirements of this section shall apply regardless of whether a dealer advertises by means of print, broadcast, or electronic media, or direct mail. If the advertisement is by means of a broadcast or print media, a dealer may provide the disclaimers and disclosures required under subdivision (3) of subsection 1 of this section by reference to an internet web page or toll-free telephone number containing the information required to be disclosed.

3. Dealers shall clearly and conspicuously identify themselves in each advertisement by use of a dealership name which complies with subsection 6 of section 301.560.

(L. 2002 H.B. 2008, A.L. 2005 H.B. 487, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Exchange of motor vehicles between dealers, registration not required, when.

301.568. New motor vehicles may be exchanged for resale from one new motor vehicle franchised dealer to another who is franchised to sell the same make of new motor vehicles by assignment of the manufacturer's statement of origin. Such exchange shall not be deemed to be a sale and shall not require the motor vehicle dealer to register and make application for a certificate of ownership as set out in this chapter. However, when an exchange by assignment of the manufacturer's statement of origin is between a new motor vehicle franchised dealer and another motor vehicle dealer who has a franchise for a different make of motor vehicle or a motor vehicle dealer who is not a new motor vehicle franchised dealer, the transaction shall be deemed a sale and shall void the resale of that motor vehicle as a new motor vehicle, and it shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle dealer to hold forth, offer for sale, advertise or sell such motor vehicle as a new motor vehicle. A motor vehicle dealer shall not assign ownership on any vehicle in a retail sale by the assignment of a manufacturer's statement of origin unless he is enfranchised by the manufacturer to sell that particular make of vehicle; however, this provision shall not take effect if the motor vehicle dealer and the manufacturer are in the process of negotiating a new franchise agreement, or the motor vehicle dealer has filed a timely protest to the manufacturer or appealed under section 407.825 of the motor vehicle franchise practices act. The provisions of this section shall not apply to mobile homes or trailers.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 10)

Effective 1-1-89



Recreational vehicle shows and exhibits by out-of-state promoters permitted, when.

301.569. 1. An out-of-state show promoter of recreational vehicles, as that term is defined in section 700.010, may hold recreational vehicle shows or exhibits with recreational vehicles within this state if the following conditions exist:

(1) The show or exhibition has a minimum of ten recreational vehicle dealers licensed as motor vehicle dealers in this state; and

(2) More than fifty percent of the participating recreational vehicle dealers are licensed motor vehicle dealers in this state.

2. A violation of subsection 1 of this section shall result in a five thousand dollar fine.

(L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Sale of six or more motor vehicles in a year without license, prohibited--prosecuting attorney, duties--penalty, exceptions.

301.570. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, corporation, company or association, unless the seller is a financial institution, or is selling repossessed motor vehicles or is disposing of vehicles used and titled solely in its ordinary course of business or is a collector of antique motor vehicles, to sell or display with an intent to sell six or more motor vehicles in a calendar year, except when such motor vehicles are registered in the name of the seller, unless such person, partnership, corporation, company or association is:

(1) Licensed as a motor vehicle dealer by the department under the provisions of sections 301.550 to 301.573;

(2) Exempt from licensure as a motor vehicle dealer pursuant to subsection 4 of section 301.559;

(3) Selling commercial motor vehicles with a gross weight of at least nineteen thousand five hundred pounds, but only with respect to such commercial motor vehicles;

(4) An auctioneer, acting at the request of the owner at an auction, when such auction is not a public motor vehicle auction.

2. Any person, partnership, corporation, company or association that has reason to believe that the provisions of this section are being violated shall file a complaint with the prosecuting attorney in the county in which the violation occurred. The prosecuting attorney shall investigate the complaint and take appropriate action.

3. For the purposes of sections 301.550 to 301.573, the sale, barter, exchange, lease or rental with option to purchase of six or more motor vehicles in a calendar year by any person, partnership, corporation, company or association, whether or not the motor vehicles are owned by them, shall be prima facie evidence of intent to make a profit or gain of money and such person, partnership, corporation, company or association shall be deemed to be acting as a motor vehicle dealer without a license.

4. Any person, partnership, corporation, company or association who violates subsection 1 of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction shall be deemed a class D felony.

5. The provisions of this section shall not apply to liquidation of an estate.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1512 11, A.L. 1993 S.B. 35, A.L. 1995 S.B. 152, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)



Mobility motor vehicle dealers, definitions, authority.

301.571. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Mobility motor vehicle", a motor vehicle that is designed and equipped to transport a person with a disability and:

(a) Contains a lowered floor or lowered frame, or a raised roof and/or raised door;

(b) Contains an electronic or mechanical wheelchair, scooter, or platform lift that enables a person to enter or exit the vehicle while occupying a wheelchair or scooter; an electronic or mechanical wheelchair ramp; or a system to secure a wheelchair or scooter to allow for a person to be safely transported while occupying the wheelchair or scooter; and

(c) Is installed as an integral part or permanent attachment to the motor vehicle chassis;

(2) "Mobility motor vehicle dealer", a dealer who is licensed as a new or used motor vehicle dealer under this chapter who is engaged in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging mobility motor vehicles and servicing or repairing mobility motor vehicles at an established and permanent place of business.

2. Notwithstanding any other law, a mobility motor vehicle dealer may:

(1) Purchase or otherwise acquire a new motor vehicle from a franchised dealer to fit or equip the motor vehicle for retail sale as a mobility motor vehicle from a franchised dealer wherever located;

(2) Display a new motor vehicle to a person with a disability to fit or equip the vehicle as a mobility motor vehicle for the person; or

(3) Sell a new motor vehicle that has been fitted or equipped as a new mobility motor vehicle with the resale occurring through or by a franchised dealer.

3. A mobility motor vehicle dealer who purchased or acquired a new motor vehicle from a franchised dealer to equip the vehicle as a mobility vehicle shall not advertise the vehicle for resale until the vehicle is fitted or equipped as a mobility motor vehicle.

4. A mobility motor vehicle dealer shall not, except as permitted by subdivision (2) of subsection 2 of this section, display or offer to display a new motor vehicle that is not a mobility motor vehicle to the public.

(L. 2009 H.B. 683)



Title designations may be reviewed by department of revenue.

301.573. The department may review all title designations. Any designation described in section 301.190 or 301.227, placed on a certificate of ownership or certificate of title issued pursuant to section 301.190 or 301.227, shall remain on the certificate of ownership or title, and any and all subsequent certificates of ownership or title issued for that vehicle shall carry such designation on the face of such certificates of ownership or title.

(L. 1993 S.B. 35 1, A.L. 1997 H.B. 207)

Effective 7-1-97



Special event motor vehicle auction license, requirements, fee--corporate surety bond required--rulemaking authority.

301.580. 1. The department of revenue may issue special event motor vehicle auction licenses under the provisions of this section. For purposes of this section, a "special event motor vehicle auction" is a motor vehicle auction which:

(1) Ninety percent of the vehicles being auctioned are at least ten years old or older;

(2) The licensee shall auction no more than three percent of the total number of vehicles presented for auction which are owned and titled in the name of the licensee or its owners; and

(3) The duration is no more than three consecutive calendar days and is held no more than two times in a calendar year by a licensee.

2. A special event motor vehicle auction shall be considered a public motor vehicle auction for purposes of sections 301.559 and 301.564.

3. Special event motor vehicle auction licensees shall be exempt from the requirements of section 301.560, with the exception of subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 301.560.

4. An application for a special event motor vehicle auction license must be received by the department at least ninety days prior to the beginning of the special event auction.

5. Applicants for a special motor vehicle auction are limited to no more than two special event auctions in any calendar year. A separate application is required for each special event motor vehicle auction.

6. At least ninety percent of the vehicles being auctioned at a special event motor vehicle auction shall be ten years old or older. The licensee shall, within ten days of the conclusion of a special event motor vehicle auction, submit a report in the form approved by the director to the department that includes the make, model, year, and vehicle identification number of each vehicle included in the auction. Every vehicle included in the special event auction shall be listed, including those vehicles that were auctioned and sold and those vehicles that were auctioned but did not sell. Violation of this subsection is a class A misdemeanor.

7. The applicant for the special event motor vehicle auction shall be responsible for ensuring that a sales tax license or special event sales tax license is obtained for the event if one is required.

8. The fee for a special event motor vehicle auction license shall be one thousand dollars. For every vehicle auctioned in violation of subsection 6 of this section, an administrative fee of five hundred dollars shall be paid to the department. Such fees shall be deposited in like manner as other license fees of this section.

9. In addition to the causes set forth in section 301.562, the department may promulgate rules that establish additional causes to refuse to issue or to revoke a special event license.

10. A special motor vehicle auction shall last no more than three consecutive days.

11. The applicant for a special event motor vehicle auction shall be registered to conduct business in this state.

12. Every applicant for a special event motor vehicle auction license shall furnish with the application a corporate surety bond or an irrevocable letter of credit as defined in section 400.5-102 issued by any state or federal financial institution in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dollars on a form approved by the department. The bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be conditioned upon the applicant complying with the provisions of the statutes applicable to a special event auction license holder and the bond shall be an indemnity for any loss sustained by reason of the acts of the person bonded when such acts constitute grounds for the revocation or denial of a special event auction license. The bond shall be executed in the name of the state of Missouri for the benefit of all aggrieved parties or the irrevocable letter of credit shall name the state of Missouri as the beneficiary. The aggregate liability of the surety or financial institution to the aggrieved parties shall not exceed the amount of the bond or irrevocable letter of credit. The proceeds of the bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be paid upon receipt by the department of a final judgment from a Missouri court of competent jurisdiction against the principal and in favor of an aggrieved party.

13. No dealer, driveaway, auction, or wholesale plates, or temporary permit booklets, shall be issued in conjunction with a special event motor vehicle auction license.

14. Any person or entity who sells a vehicle at a special event motor vehicle auction shall provide, to the buyer, current contact information including, but not limited to, name, address, and telephone number.

15. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2012, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1402)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1402 and S.B. 470 during the Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions are printed here.



Special event motor vehicle auction license, requirements, fee--corporate surety bond required--rulemaking authority.

301.580. 1. The department of revenue may issue special event motor vehicle auction licenses under the provisions of this section. For purposes of this section, a "special event motor vehicle auction" is a motor vehicle auction which:

(1) Ninety percent of the vehicles being auctioned are at least ten years old or older;

(2) The licensee shall auction no more than three percent of the total number of vehicles presented for auction which are owned and titled in the name of the licensee or its owners; and

(3) The duration is no more than three consecutive calendar days and is held no more than three times in a calendar year by a licensee.

2. A special event motor vehicle auction shall be considered a public motor vehicle auction for purposes of sections 301.559 and 301.564.

3. Special event motor vehicle auction licensees shall be exempt from the requirements of section 301.560, with the exception of subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 301.560.

4. An application for a special event motor vehicle auction license must be received by the department at least ninety days prior to the beginning of the special event auction.

5. Applicants for a special motor vehicle auction are limited to no more than three special event auctions in any calendar year. A separate application is required for each special event motor vehicle auction.

6. At least ninety percent of the vehicles being auctioned at a special event motor vehicle auction shall be ten years old or older. The licensee shall, within ten days of the conclusion of a special event motor vehicle auction, submit a report in the form approved by the director to the department that includes the make, model, year, and vehicle identification number of each vehicle included in the auction. Every vehicle included in the special event auction shall be listed, including those vehicles that were auctioned and sold and those vehicles that were auctioned but did not sell. Violation of this subsection is a class A misdemeanor.

7. The applicant for the special event motor vehicle auction shall be responsible for ensuring that a sales tax license or special event sales tax license is obtained for the event if one is required.

8. The fee for a special event motor vehicle auction license shall be one thousand dollars. For every vehicle auctioned in violation of subsection 6 of this section, an administrative fee of five hundred dollars shall be paid to the department. Such fees shall be deposited in like manner as other license fees of this section.

9. In addition to the causes set forth in section 301.562, the department may promulgate rules that establish additional causes to refuse to issue or to revoke a special event license.

10. A special motor vehicle auction shall last no more than three consecutive days.

11. The applicant for a special event motor vehicle auction shall be registered to conduct business in this state.

12. Every applicant for a special event motor vehicle auction license shall furnish with the application a corporate surety bond or an irrevocable letter of credit as defined in section 400.5-102 issued by any state or federal financial institution in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dollars on a form approved by the department. The bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be conditioned upon the applicant complying with the provisions of the statutes applicable to a special event auction license holder and the bond shall be an indemnity for any loss sustained by reason of the acts of the person bonded when such acts constitute grounds for the revocation or denial of a special event auction license. The bond shall be executed in the name of the state of Missouri for the benefit of all aggrieved parties or the irrevocable letter of credit shall name the state of Missouri as the beneficiary. The aggregate liability of the surety or financial institution to the aggrieved parties shall not exceed the amount of the bond or irrevocable letter of credit. The proceeds of the bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be paid upon receipt by the department of a final judgment from a Missouri court of competent jurisdiction against the principal and in favor of an aggrieved party.

13. No dealer, driveaway, auction, or wholesale plates, or temporary permit booklets, shall be issued in conjunction with a special event motor vehicle auction license.

14. Any person or entity who sells a vehicle at a special event motor vehicle auction shall provide, to the buyer, current contact information including, but not limited to, name, address, and telephone number.

15. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2012, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2012 S.B. 470)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1402 and S.B. 470 during the Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions are printed here.



Liens and encumbrances, how perfected--effect of on vehicles and trailers brought into state--security procedures for verifying electronic notices.

301.600. 1. Unless excepted by section 301.650, a lien or encumbrance on a motor vehicle or trailer, as defined by section 301.010, is not valid against subsequent transferees or lienholders of the motor vehicle or trailer who took without knowledge of the lien or encumbrance unless the lien or encumbrance is perfected as provided in sections 301.600 to 301.660.

2. Subject to the provisions of section 301.620, a lien or encumbrance on a motor vehicle or trailer is perfected by the delivery to the director of revenue of a notice of a lien in a format as prescribed by the director of revenue. The notice of lien is perfected as of the time of its creation if the delivery of such notice to the director of revenue is completed within thirty days thereafter, otherwise as of the time of the delivery. A notice of lien shall contain the name and address of the owner of the motor vehicle or trailer and the secured party, a description of the motor vehicle or trailer, including the vehicle identification number, and such other information as the department of revenue may prescribe. A notice of lien substantially complying with the requirements of this section is effective even though it contains minor errors which are not seriously misleading. Provided the lienholder submits complete and legible documents, the director of revenue shall mail confirmation or electronically confirm receipt of such notice of lien to the lienholder as soon as possible, but no later than fifteen business days after the filing of the notice of lien.

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.620, on a refinance by a different lender of a prior loan secured by a motor vehicle or trailer a lien is perfected by the delivery to the director of revenue of a notice of lien completed by the refinancing lender in a format prescribed by the director of revenue.

4. To perfect a subordinate lien, the notice of lien must be accompanied by the documents required to be delivered to the director pursuant to subdivision (3) of section 301.620.

5. Liens may secure future advances. The future advances may be evidenced by one or more notes or other documents evidencing indebtedness and shall not be required to be executed or delivered prior to the date of the future advance lien securing them. The fact that a lien may secure future advances shall be clearly stated on the security agreement and noted as "subject to future advances" on the notice of lien and noted on the certificate of ownership if the motor vehicle or trailer is subject to only one notice of lien. To secure future advances when an existing lien on a motor vehicle or trailer does not secure future advances, the lienholder shall file a notice of lien reflecting the lien to secure future advances. A lien to secure future advances is perfected in the same time and manner as any other lien, except as follows: proof of the lien for future advances is maintained by the department of revenue; however, there shall be additional proof of such lien when the notice of lien reflects such lien for future advances, is receipted for by the department of revenue, and returned to the lienholder.

6. If a motor vehicle or trailer is subject to a lien or encumbrance when brought into this state, the validity and effect of the lien or encumbrance is determined by the law of the jurisdiction where the motor vehicle or trailer was when the lien or encumbrance attached, subject to the following:

(1) If the parties understood at the time the lien or encumbrance attached that the motor vehicle or trailer would be kept in this state and it was brought into this state within thirty days thereafter for purposes other than transportation through this state, the validity and effect of the lien or encumbrance in this state is determined by the law of this state;

(2) If the lien or encumbrance was perfected pursuant to the law of the jurisdiction where the motor vehicle or trailer was when the lien or encumbrance attached, the following rules apply:

(a) If the name of the lienholder is shown on an existing certificate of title or ownership issued by that jurisdiction, the lien or encumbrance continues perfected in this state;

(b) If the name of the lienholder is not shown on an existing certificate of title or ownership issued by that jurisdiction, the lien or encumbrance continues perfected in this state three months after a first certificate of ownership of the motor vehicle or trailer is issued in this state, and also thereafter if, within the three-month period, it is perfected in this state.

The lien or encumbrance may also be perfected in this state after the expiration of the three-month period; in that case perfection dates from the time of perfection in this state;

(3) If the lien or encumbrance was not perfected pursuant to the law of the jurisdiction where the motor vehicle or trailer was when the lien or encumbrance attached, it may be perfected in this state; in that case perfection dates from the time of perfection in this state;

(4) A lien or encumbrance may be perfected pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision (2) or subdivision (3) of this subsection either as provided in subsection 2 or 4 of this section or by the lienholder delivering to the director of revenue a notice of lien or encumbrance in the form the director of revenue prescribes and the required fee.

7. By rules and regulations, the director of revenue shall establish a security procedure for the purpose of verifying that an electronic notice of lien or notice of satisfaction of a lien on a motor vehicle or trailer given as permitted in sections 301.600 to 301.640 is that of the lienholder, verifying that an electronic notice of confirmation of ownership and perfection of a lien given as required in section 301.610 is that of the director of revenue, and detecting error in the transmission or the content of any such notice. A security procedure may require the use of algorithms or other codes, identifying words or numbers, encryption, callback procedures or similar security devices. Comparison of a signature on a communication with an authorized specimen signature shall not by itself be a security procedure.

(L. 1965 p. 474 1, A.L. 1989 H.B. 211, A.L. 1999 H.B. 795, A.L. 2000 S.B. 896, A.L. 2001 H.B. 738 merged with S.B. 186, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008 merged with S.B. 895, A.L. 2011 H.B. 550, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1150 merged with H.B. 1402 merged with S.B. 485)



Certificate of ownership, delivery to whom, when--electronic certificate of ownership, defined, maintained by director, when.

301.610. 1. A certificate of ownership of a motor vehicle or trailer when issued by the director of revenue shall be mailed to the owner shown on the face of the title of such motor vehicle or trailer. If the certificate of ownership is being held electronically by the director of revenue at the election of a lienholder, then confirmation of such ownership shall be electronically transmitted or mailed to the first lienholder named in such certificate.

2. A lienholder may elect that the director of revenue retain possession of an electronic certificate of ownership, and the director shall issue regulations to cover the procedure by which such election is made. Each such certificate of ownership shall require a separate election, unless the director provides otherwise by regulation. A subordinate lienholder shall be bound by the election of the superior lienholder with respect to the certificate involved.

3. "Electronic certificate of ownership" means any electronic record of ownership, including a lien or liens that may be recorded.

(L. 1965 p. 474 2, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 1992 H.B. 884, A.L. 1999 H.B. 795, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008 merged with S.B. 895)

Effective 8-28-02 (H.B. 2008)

7-01-03 (S.B. 895)



Duties of parties upon creation of lien or encumbrance, violation, penalty.

301.620. If an owner creates a lien or encumbrance on a motor vehicle or trailer:

(1) The owner shall immediately execute the application, in the space provided therefor on the certificate of ownership or on a separate form the director of revenue prescribes, to name the lienholder on the certificate, showing the name and address of the lienholder and the date of the lienholder's security agreement, and cause the certificate, application and the required fee to be delivered to the director of revenue;

(2) The lienholder or an authorized agent licensed pursuant to sections 301.112 to 301.119 shall deliver to the director of revenue a notice of lien as prescribed by the director accompanied by all other necessary documentation to perfect a lien as provided in section 301.600;

(3) To perfect a lien for a subordinate lienholder when a transfer of ownership occurs, the subordinate lienholder shall either mail or deliver, or cause to be mailed or delivered, a completed notice of lien to the department of revenue, accompanied by authorization from the first lienholder. The owner shall ensure the subordinate lienholder is recorded on the application for title at the time the application is made to the department of revenue. To perfect a lien for a subordinate lienholder when there is no transfer of ownership, the owner or lienholder in possession of the certificate shall either mail or deliver, or cause to be mailed or delivered, the owner's application for title, certificate, notice of lien, authorization from the first lienholder and title fee to the department of revenue. The delivery of the certificate and executing a notice of authorization to add a subordinate lien does not affect the rights of the first lienholder under the security agreement;

(4) Upon receipt of the documents and fee required in subdivision (3) of this section, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of ownership containing the name and address of the new lienholder, and shall mail the certificate as prescribed in section 301.610 or if a lienholder who has elected for the director of revenue to retain possession of an electronic certificate of ownership the lienholder shall either mail or deliver to the director a notice of authorization for the director to add a subordinate lienholder to the existing certificate. Upon receipt of such authorization, a notice of lien and required documents and title fee, if applicable, from a subordinate lienholder, the director shall add the subordinate lienholder to the certificate of ownership being electronically retained by the director and provide confirmation of the addition to both lienholders;

(5) Failure of the owner to name the lienholder in the application for title, as provided in this section, is a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1965 p. 474 3, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 1992 H.B. 884, A.L. 1999 H.B. 795, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008 merged with S.B. 895)

Effective 8-28-02 (H.B. 2008)

7-01-03 (S.B. 895)



Lien or encumbrance, assignment, procedure, effect of--perfection of assignment, how, fee--form for notice of electronic certificate.

301.630. 1. A lienholder may assign, absolutely or otherwise, his or her lien or encumbrance in the motor vehicle or trailer to a person other than the owner without affecting the interest of the owner or the validity or effect of the lien or encumbrance, but any person without notice of the assignment is protected in dealing with the lienholder as the holder of the lien or encumbrance and the lienholder remains liable for any obligations as lienholder until the assignee is named as lienholder on the certificate.

2. The assignee may, but need not, to perfect the assignment, have the certificate of ownership endorsed or issued with the assignee named as lienholder, upon delivering to the director of revenue the certificate and an assignment by the lienholder named in the certificate in the form the director of revenue prescribes the application and the required fee.

3. If the certificate of ownership is being electronically retained by the director of revenue, the original lienholder may mail or deliver a notice of assignment of a lien to the director in a form prescribed by the director. Upon receipt of notice of assignment the director shall update the electronic certificate of ownership to reflect the assignment of the lien and lienholder.

(L. 1965 p. 474 4, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 1992 H.B. 884, A.L. 1999 H.B. 795, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008 and A.L. 2002 S.B. 895, A.L. 2011 H.B. 315)



Release of lienholders' rights upon satisfaction of lien or encumbrance, procedure--issuance of new certificate of ownership--certain liens deemed satisfied, when--penalty.

301.640. 1. Within five business days after the satisfaction of any lien or encumbrance of a motor vehicle or trailer, the lienholder shall release the lien or encumbrance on the certificate or a separate document, and mail or deliver the certificate or a separate document to the owner or any person who delivers to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive the certificate or such documentation. The release on the certificate or separate document shall be notarized. Each perfected subordinate lienholder, if any, shall release such lien or encumbrance as provided in this section for the first lienholder. The owner may cause the certificate to be mailed or delivered to the director of revenue, who shall issue a new certificate of ownership upon application and payment of the required fee. A lien or encumbrance shall be satisfied for the purposes of this section when a lienholder receives payment in full in the form of certified funds, as defined in section 381.410, or when the lienholder receives payment in full electronically or by way of electronic funds transfer, whichever first occurs.

2. If the electronic certificate of ownership is in the possession of the director of revenue, the lienholder shall notify the director within five business days after any release of a lien and provide the director with the most current address of the owner or any person who delivers to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive the certificate or such documentation. The director shall note such release on the electronic certificate and if no other lien exists the director shall mail or deliver the certificate free of any lien to the owner or any person who has delivered to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive the certificate or such documentation from the director.

3. If the purchase price of a motor vehicle or trailer did not exceed six thousand dollars at the time of purchase, a lien or encumbrance which was not perfected by a motor vehicle financing corporation whose net worth exceeds one hundred million dollars, or a depository institution, shall be considered satisfied within six years from the date the lien or encumbrance was originally perfected unless a new lien or encumbrance has been perfected as provided in section 301.600. This subsection does not apply to motor vehicles or trailers for which the certificate of ownership has recorded in the second lienholder portion the words "subject to future advances".

4. Any lienholder who fails to timely comply with subsection 1 or 2 of this section shall pay to the person or persons satisfying the lien or encumbrance liquidated damages up to a maximum of two thousand five hundred dollars for each lien. Liquidated damages shall be five hundred dollars if the lienholder does not comply within five business days after satisfaction of the lien or encumbrance. Liquidated damages shall be one thousand dollars if the lienholder does not comply within ten business days after satisfaction of the lien or encumbrance. Liquidated damages shall be two thousand dollars if the lienholder does not comply within fifteen business days after satisfaction of the lien or encumbrance. Liquidated damages shall be two thousand five hundred dollars if the lienholder does not comply within twenty business days after satisfaction of the lien or encumbrance. If delivery of the certificate or other lien release is made by mail, the delivery date is the date of the postmark for purposes of this subsection. In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by this section, the day of the act or event after which the designated period of time begins to run is not to be counted. However, the last day of the period so computed is to be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

5. Any person who knowingly and intentionally sends in a separate document releasing a lien of another without authority to do so shall be guilty of a class C felony.

(L. 1965 p. 474 5, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279 merged with S.B. 495, A.L. 1992 H.B. 884, A.L. 1998 S.B. 852 & 913, A.L. 1999 H.B. 795, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008 merged with S.B. 895, A.L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Purchase of motor vehicles and trailers through claims adjustment process by insurers, procedure, requirements.

301.642. Any insurer which purchases a motor vehicle or trailer through the claims adjustment process for which there is a valid lien or encumbrance perfected under sections 301.600 to 301.640 may, as an alternative to obtaining a lien release under section 301.640, apply for a salvage certificate of title or junking certificate on such motor vehicle or trailer by following the procedures in this section. The insurer may request a letter of guarantee from the lienholder containing a description of the motor vehicle or trailer, including the vehicle identification number, and indicating the amount payable by the insurer to the lienholder in order to release the lien. Upon receipt from the lienholder of such letter of guarantee, the insurer may, within ten days of such receipt, remit payment to the lienholder in accordance with the letter of guarantee and, if such payment satisfies the lien amount indicated in the letter of guarantee to release the lien, the lienholder shall provide proof of satisfaction to the insurer. This procedure shall be followed for each lienholder indicated on the certificate of ownership for the motor vehicle or trailer. Such letter of guarantee and corresponding proof of payment need not be notarized and may be immediately transmitted electronically. The insurer may then submit proof of such payments, a copy of each letter of guarantee, and the title for such motor vehicle or trailer to the department of revenue. The department shall accept such documents in lieu of a lien release and process the insurer's application.

(L. 2013 H.B. 428 merged with S.B. 148)



Scope of law--method of perfecting liens or encumbrances is exclusive.

301.650. 1. Sections 301.600 to 301.660 do not apply to or affect:

(1) A lien given by statute or rule of law to a supplier of services or materials for the motor vehicle or trailer;

(2) A lien given by statute to the United States, this state or any political subdivision of this state;

(3) A lien or encumbrance on a motor vehicle or trailer created by a manufacturer or dealer who holds the motor vehicle or trailer for sale;

(4) A lien or encumbrance on any manufactured home, as defined in section 700.010;

(5) A lien for delinquent child support or spousal support given by section 454.516.

2. The method provided in sections 301.600 to 301.660 of perfecting and giving notice of liens or encumbrances subject to sections 301.600 to 301.660 is exclusive.

(L. 1965 p. 474 6, A.L. 1985 S.B. 152, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1479)



Law not to affect existing rights, duties and interests.

301.660. All transactions involving liens or encumbrances on motor vehicles or trailers entered into before July 1, 2003, and the rights, duties and interests flowing from them remain valid thereafter and may be terminated, completed, consummated or enforced as required or permitted by any statute or other law amended or repealed by sections 301.600 to 301.660 as though the repeal or amendment had not occurred.

(L. 1965 p. 474 7, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1279, A.L. 2002 H.B. 2008 merged with S.B. 895)

Effective 8-28-02 (H.B. 2008)

7-01-03 (S.B. 895)



Certificate of ownership for motor vehicles or trailers in names of two or more persons, presumptions--exceptions.

301.675. When the director of revenue issues a certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle or trailer in the names of two or more persons, it shall be presumed that ownership of the motor vehicle or trailer is held by the persons shown on the certificate as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entirety if the owners are husband and wife, unless at the time the application for a certificate of ownership is filed with the director of revenue, the application states that ownership of the motor vehicle or trailer is held as tenants in common.

(L. 1987 H.B. 605 1)



Certificate of ownership in one person's name may be surrendered--new certificate issued for one or more other persons--fee.

301.677. A certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle or trailer issued in the name of only one person, on application of that person and payment of the fee required for an original certificate of ownership, may be surrendered to and a new certificate issued by the director of revenue in the name of that person and one or more other persons; and the current valid certificate of number shall be so transferred into the names of the owners shown on the new certificate.

(L. 1987 H.B. 605 2)



Certificate of ownership, two or more persons, not held as tenants in common, death of one tenant, transfer to surviving owners, procedure, fee--tenants in common, death of one tenant, procedure to transfer, fee.

301.679. 1. A certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle or trailer issued in the names of two or more persons that does not show on the face of the certificate that the persons hold their interest in the motor vehicle or trailer as tenants in common, on death of one of the named persons, may be transferred to the surviving owner or owners. On proof of death of one of the persons in whose names the certificate was issued, surrender of the outstanding certificate of ownership, and on application and payment of the fee for an original certificate of ownership, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of ownership for the motor vehicle or trailer to the surviving owner or owners; and the current valid certificate of number shall be so transferred.

2. A certificate of ownership for a motor vehicle or trailer, issued in the names of two or more persons that shows on its face that the persons hold their interest in the motor vehicle or trailer as tenants in common, on death of one of the named persons, may be transferred by the director of revenue on application by the surviving owners and the personal representative or successors of the deceased owner. Upon being presented proof of death of one of the persons in whose names the certificate of ownership was issued, surrender of the outstanding certificate of ownership, and on application and payment of the fee for an original certificate of ownership, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of ownership for the motor vehicle or trailer to the surviving owners and personal representative or successors of the deceased owner; and the current valid certificate of number shall be so transferred.

(L. 1987 H.B. 605 3)



Certificate of ownership in beneficiary form--multiple beneficiaries allowed--reassignment permitted--procedure to issue, content, fee--consent not required for transactions, revocation--interest subject to certain claims--transfer not deemed testamentary.

301.681. 1. A sole owner of a motor vehicle or trailer, and multiple owners of a motor vehicle or trailer who hold their interest as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entirety, on application and payment of the fee required for an original certificate of ownership, may request the director of revenue to issue a certificate of ownership for the motor vehicle or trailer in beneficiary form which includes a directive to the director of revenue to transfer the certificate of ownership on death of the sole owner or on death of all multiple owners to one beneficiary or to two or more beneficiaries as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entirety named on the face of the certificate. The directive to the director of revenue also shall permit the beneficiary or beneficiaries to make one reassignment of the original certificate of ownership upon the death of the owner to another owner without transferring the certificate to the beneficiary or beneficiaries' name.

2. A certificate of ownership in beneficiary form may not be issued to persons who hold their interest in a motor vehicle or trailer as tenants in common.

3. A certificate of ownership issued in beneficiary form shall include after the name of the owner, or after the names of multiple owners, the words "transfer on death to" or the abbreviation "TOD" followed by the name of the beneficiary or beneficiaries.

4. (1) During the lifetime of a sole owner or prior to the death of the last surviving multiple owner, the signature or consent of the beneficiary or beneficiaries shall not be required for any transaction relating to the motor vehicle or trailer for which a certificate of ownership in beneficiary form has been issued.

(2) A certificate of ownership in beneficiary form may be revoked or the beneficiary or beneficiaries changed at any time before the death of a sole owner or the last surviving multiple owner only by the following methods:

(a) By a sale of the motor vehicle or trailer with proper assignment and delivery of the certificate of ownership to another person; or

(b) By filing an application to reissue the certificate of ownership with no designation of a beneficiary or with the designation of a different beneficiary or beneficiaries with the director of revenue in proper form and accompanied by the payment of the fee for an original certificate of ownership.

(3) The beneficiary's or beneficiaries' interest in the motor vehicle or trailer at death of the owner or surviving owner shall be subject to any contract of sale, assignment of ownership or security interest to which the owner or owners of the motor vehicle or trailer were subject during their lifetime.

(4) The designation of a beneficiary or beneficiaries in a certificate of ownership issued in beneficiary form may not be changed or revoked by a will, any other instrument, or a change in circumstances, or otherwise be changed or revoked except as provided by subdivision (2) of this subsection.

5. (1) On proof of death of one of the owners of two or more multiple owners, or of a sole owner, surrender of the outstanding certificate of ownership, and on application and payment of the fee for an original certificate of ownership, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of ownership for the motor vehicle or trailer to the surviving owner or owners or, if none, to the surviving beneficiary or beneficiaries, subject to any outstanding security interest; and the current valid certificate of number shall be so transferred. If the surviving beneficiary or beneficiaries make a request of the director of revenue, the director may allow the beneficiary or beneficiaries to make one assignment of title.

(2) The director of revenue may rely on a death certificate or record or report that constitutes prima facie proof or evidence of death under subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 472.290.

(3) The transfer of a motor vehicle or trailer at death pursuant to this section is effective by reason of sections 301.675 to 301.682 and sections 306.455 to 306.465 and is not to be considered as testamentary, or to be subject to the requirements of section 473.087 or section 474.320.

(L. 1987 H.B. 605 4, A.L. 1993 H.B. 509, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1511 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)



Death of owner and no surviving owner or beneficiary, director of revenue may transfer and issue new certificate, when, procedure to obtain.

301.682. If an owner dies and no surviving owner or surviving beneficiary exists, on proof of death of all persons shown on the certificate of ownership, surrender of the outstanding certificate of ownership, and on application and payment of the fee for an original certificate of ownership, the director of revenue may rely on, transfer and issue a new certificate of ownership in accordance with one of the following:

(1) A certified copy of a court order approving the transfer, refusing to issue letters of administration, terminating administration or authorizing distribution of the deceased owner's estate;

(2) A small estate affidavit with the certificate of the clerk of the probate division of the circuit court as provided in section 473.097;

(3) A verified application of the owner's surviving spouse or, if none, the owner's unmarried minor children or someone acting in their behalf, that claims the property as exempt property of the deceased under section 474.250; or

(4) A notarized application for transfer from a personal representative of the deceased owner accompanied by a copy of the personal representative's letters of administration or letters testamentary together with a court order approving the transfer or a statement that the personal representative has authority under section 473.457 or subdivision (16) of section 473.810 to make the transfer without court order.

(L. 1987 H.B. 605 5)



Transfers not subject to sales and use tax.

301.684. Transfers authorized by sections 301.675 to 301.682 and sections 306.455 to 306.465 shall not be subject to any tax imposed under the provisions of chapter 144.

(L. 1987 H.B. 605 12)



Titling, transfer of all-terrain vehicle, how--fees, deposited in general revenue fund.

301.700. All-terrain vehicles shall be treated in the same manner as motor vehicles, pursuant to this chapter, for the purposes of transfer, titling, perfection of liens and encumbrances, and the collection of all taxes, fees and other charges. Funds collected by the department of revenue pursuant to sections 301.700 to 301.714 shall be deposited by the director in the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 1)

Effective 4-19-88



Unlawful to operate without certificate of ownership, when.

301.703. It shall be unlawful for any person to own an all-terrain vehicle in this state unless a certificate of ownership has been issued as herein provided. Application for a certificate of ownership shall be made within thirty days after the applicant acquires the all-terrain vehicle, or within one hundred twenty days after April 19, 1988, whichever is later.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 2)

Effective 4-19-88



Operation, where allowed--sovereign immunity, when--persons under sixteen may not operate without supervision, exception.

301.705. 1. No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner of or lessor thereof. Any person operating an all-terrain vehicle upon lands of another shall stop and identify himself upon the request of the landowner or his duly authorized representatives and, if requested to do so by the landowner, shall promptly remove the all-terrain vehicle from the premises.

2. The state may, in its discretion, determine whether or not a road or area shall be closed to vehicular traffic. Adequate notices of such designation and determination shall be displayed in such areas or by such roads.

3. Sections 537.600 to 537.650, establishing the doctrine of sovereign immunity for governmental entities, and exceptions thereto, shall apply to any death, personal injury or property damage caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by activity involving the use of an all-terrain vehicle on lands in which any such governmental entity has an ownership, leasehold, or other possessory interest or an easement.

4. No person under the age of sixteen shall operate an all-terrain vehicle in this state unless such person is accompanied by and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian or is accompanied by and under the direct supervision of an adult who is authorized by the operator's parent or guardian to supervise the operator. This subsection shall not apply on private property owned by the parent or guardian of such person operating the all-terrain vehicle.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 3)

Effective 4-19-88



Registration required, exceptions.

301.707. 1. No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle within the state unless the all-terrain vehicle has been registered with the department of revenue.

2. A registration is not required for the following:

(1) All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by the United States, another state, or a political subdivision thereof;

(2) All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by this state or by any municipality or political subdivision thereof;

(3) All-terrain vehicles covered by a valid registration of another state or country that have not been within this state for more than thirty days.

3. No person under sixteen years of age shall be allowed to register an all-terrain vehicle.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 5)

Effective 1-1-89



Application, contents.

301.709. Application for registration shall be made to the department of revenue on a form as the director shall prescribe, which shall contain a complete description of the all-terrain vehicle, including the manufacturer's identification number and the name and address of the owner of the all-terrain vehicle.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 6)

Effective 1-1-89



Decal issued, placement of decal--fees--duplicate decals--fees deposited in general revenue fund.

301.711. 1. Upon receipt of the application for registration and the appropriate fee, the department of revenue shall issue a decal showing the registration number and expiration date. The decal shall be displayed at all times and be affixed to the right front fork or frame of the all-terrain vehicle where it is clearly visible.

2. The fee for registration of an all-terrain vehicle shall be ten dollars. The registration of an all-terrain vehicle shall be valid for a period of three years. The penalty fee of five dollars shall be paid on all delinquent registrations at the time the owner makes application for registration.

3. In the event of the loss, mutilation or destruction of any certificate of registration or decal issued by the director of revenue, the lawful holder thereof shall, within five days, file with the director of revenue an application and an affidavit stating such fact, and shall on the payment of seven dollars and fifty cents, obtain a duplicate of such certificate of registration or decal.

4. The director of revenue shall deposit all fees collected pursuant to sections 301.707 to 301.714 in the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 7)

Effective 1-1-89



Transfer of all-terrain vehicle, new owner to register.

301.714. Upon the transfer of ownership of any currently registered all-terrain vehicle, the certificate of registration and decal shall expire and it shall be unlawful for any person other than the person to whom such certificate of registration and decal were originally issued to have such certificate of registration or decal in his possession, unless such person has made application to the department of revenue in his name and paid the registration fee.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 8)

Effective 1-1-89



Special enforcement procedures.

301.716. 1. Any violation of the provisions of sections 301.700 to 301.714 shall be an infraction. An arrest or service of summons for violations of the provisions of sections 301.700 to 301.714 and section 577.065, or the provisions of this chapter, chapter 304 or 307, as such provisions relate to all-terrain vehicles may be made by the duly authorized law enforcement officer of any political subdivision of the state and* the highway patrol.

2. Violations of sections 301.700 to 301.714 and section 577.065, or the provisions of this chapter, chapter 304 or 307, as such provisions relate to all-terrain vehicles or any rule or order hereunder may be referred to the proper prosecuting attorney or circuit attorney who may, with or without such reference, institute appropriate proceedings.

3. Nothing in sections 301.700 to 301.714 and section 577.065, or the provisions of this chapter, chapter 304 or 307, as such provisions relate to all-terrain vehicles limits the power of the state to punish any person for any conduct which constitutes a crime by statute or at common law.

(L. 1988 H.B. 990 9, A.L. 2009 H.B. 683, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1868)

*Word "and" does not appear in original rolls.



Registration of solar-powered vehicle--application--license plate--fees--inspections, operation.

301.800. 1. Any motor vehicle assembled by a two- or four-year institution of higher education exclusively utilizing solar power and built to compete in a national competition organized to foster interest in solar energy shall be registered and titled by the director of revenue, other laws regulating licensing of motor vehicles to the contrary notwithstanding.

2. Such institution shall file an application in a form prescribed by the director, verified by affidavit, that such vehicle meets the requirements of subsection 1 of this section.

3. The plate issued by the director shall be the collegiate plate of the institution and shall display the term "solar" in a manner prescribed by the director.

4. The institution shall pay the applicable fees as determined by the director.

5. Such motor vehicle shall be exempt from the inspections required by section 307.350 and section 643.315 and shall only be operated on the streets and highways with the approval of the institution of higher education.

(L. 1997 H.B. 773 1, A.L. 2006 S.B. 583)

Effective 9-01-07



Special license plates, issuance of not required, when.

301.2998. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, which establishes the issuance of a specialty plate, if no applications for such plate have been received within five years from the effective date of the section authorizing the plate, then the department of revenue no longer will be required to accept applications and issue such plate.

(L. 2007 S.B. 82)



Limitation on special license plates, organization authorizing use of its emblem for a fee.

301.2999. 1. No specialized license plate shall be issued after January 1, 2002, by the director of revenue which proposes to raise revenue or funds for an organization which authorizes the use of its emblem for a fee unless such organization:

(1) Is a governmental entity; or

(2) Is an organization registered pursuant to Section 501(c) of the 1986 Internal Revenue Code, as amended, or an equivalent law which applies to such not-for-profit entity.

2. Any organization which raises revenues or funds through the sponsorship of specialized license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter enacted prior to January 1, 2002, shall have until January 1, 2004, to comply with the provisions of this section. The director shall verify that all organizations that are paid fees for the use of their emblems for specialized license plates are complying with the provisions of this section. The director shall require all organizations which receive revenues for or funds for the use of their emblems to verify their status as a governmental entity or a qualified not-for-profit organization as provided in subsection 1 of this section, in a format prescribed by the director. Any specialized license plates issued prior to January 1, 2004, shall remain valid for the period in which they were registered, regardless of the status of the sponsoring organization.

3. Any moneys received by an organization authorizing the use of its emblem or insignia for a specialized license plate shall only be used by such organization to carry out the organization's charitable mission. Such moneys shall not be used for salaries or any administrative costs of the organization. No individual member of any organization authorizing the use of its emblem or insignia for a specialized license plate shall derive any personal pecuniary gain from any fees the organization collects.

4. The director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications for such plates and the organization deposits with the department of revenue a fee of up to five thousand dollars to defray the cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate.

5. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any special license plates which bear the emblem or insignia of a branch of the U.S. military or a military organization.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al. merged with S.B. 1241, et al., A.L. 2004 H.B. 928 and H.B. 1123 and H.B. 1280 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)



No limit on certain special license plates for qualified persons.

301.3030. Any special license plates involving military actions or personnel that are authorized after August 28, 2006, shall not limit the number of license plates any person qualified for such special license plate may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by the qualified applicant.

(L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Director to notify military special license plate applicants of opportunity to donate to World War II memorial trust fund--use of fund proceeds, creation of fund.

301.3031. 1. Whenever a vehicle owner pursuant to this chapter makes an application for a military license plate, the director of revenue shall notify the applicant that the applicant may make a voluntary contribution of ten dollars to the World War II memorial trust fund established pursuant to this section. The director shall transfer all contributions collected to the state treasurer for credit to and deposit in the trust fund. Beginning August 28, 2013, the director of revenue shall no longer collect the contribution authorized by this section.

2. There is established in the state treasury the "World War II Memorial Trust Fund". The state treasurer shall credit to and deposit in the World War II memorial trust fund all amounts received pursuant to this section, and any other amounts which may be received from grants, gifts, bequests, the federal government, or other sources granted or given for purposes of this section.

3. The Missouri veterans' commission shall administer the trust fund. The trust fund shall be used to participate in the funding of the National World War II Memorial to be located at a site dedicated on November 11, 1995, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

4. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the trust fund in the same manner as surplus state funds are invested pursuant to section 30.260. All earnings resulting from the investment of moneys in the trust fund shall be credited to the trust fund. The general assembly may appropriate moneys annually from the trust fund to the department of revenue to offset costs incurred for collecting and transferring contributions pursuant to subsection 1 of this section. The provisions of section 33.080 requiring all unexpended balances remaining in various state funds to be transferred and placed to the credit of the ordinary revenue fund of this state at the end of each biennium shall not apply to the trust fund.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797, A.L. 2013 S.B. 252)



March of Dimes special license plates, application, fee.

301.3032. 1. Any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to a Missouri chapter of the March of Dimes, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The March of Dimes hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to a Missouri chapter of the March of Dimes derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the March of Dimes. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to a Missouri chapter of the March of Dimes, the March of Dimes shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the March of Dimes and the words "MARCH OF DIMES" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the March of Dimes emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the March of Dimes emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Military license plate application, voluntary contribution to World War I memorial trust fund--fund established.

301.3033. 1. Whenever a vehicle owner pursuant to this chapter makes an application for a military license plate, the director of revenue shall notify the applicant that the applicant may make a voluntary contribution of ten dollars to the World War I memorial trust fund established pursuant to this section. Whenever a vehicle owner pursuant to this chapter makes an application for a license plate, other than a military license plate previously described, the director of revenue shall notify the applicant that the applicant may make a voluntary contribution of one dollar to the World War I memorial trust fund established pursuant to this section. The director shall transfer all contributions collected to the state treasurer for credit to and deposit in the trust fund.

2. There is established in the state treasury the "World War I Memorial Trust Fund". The state treasurer shall credit to and deposit in the World War I memorial trust fund all amounts received pursuant to subsection 1 of this section and any other amounts which may be received from grants, gifts, bequests, the federal government, or other sources granted or given for purposes of this section.

3. The Missouri veterans' commission shall administer the trust fund established pursuant to this section. The trust fund shall be used for the sole purpose of restoration, renovation, and maintenance of a memorial or museum or both dedicated to World War I in any home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county.

4. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the trust fund in the same manner as surplus state funds are invested pursuant to section 30.260. All earnings resulting from the investment of moneys in the trust fund shall be credited to the trust fund. The general assembly may appropriate moneys annually from the trust fund to the department of revenue to offset costs incurred for collecting and transferring contributions pursuant to subsection 1 of this section. The provisions of section 33.080 requiring all unexpended balances remaining in various state funds to be transferred and placed to the credit of the general revenue fund of this state at the end of each biennium shall not apply to the trust fund.

(L. 2013 S.B. 252)



Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal special license plate, procedure.

301.3040. 1. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal" may apply for Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Any such person shall make application for Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director with the words "ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also be inscribed with the words "expeditionary service" and bear a reproduction of the Armed Forces expeditionary service ribbon.

3. There shall be a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees charged for each set of Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal license plates issued under this section. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates under and pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued under this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under and pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under and pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued under and pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2009 H.B. 427 301.3157 merged with H.B. 683 301.3155)



Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, special license plates--emblem authorization--application procedure, fees, design.

301.3041. 1. The Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation may authorize the use of its official emblem to be applied on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.

2. Any contribution to the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used for the purpose of promoting and supporting the objectives of the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park. Any vehicle owner may annually apply to the foundation for use of the emblem. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the foundation, the foundation shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an "emblem-use authorization statement", which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration.

3. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the seal, emblem or logo of the foundation, to the vehicle owner. The license plate authorized by this section shall use a process to ensure that the emblem shall be displayed upon the license plate in the clearest and most attractive manner possible. The license plate authorized by this section shall be issued with a design approved by both the foundation and the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

4. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with an institutional emblem authorized by this section and who does not provide an emblem use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797)



Missouri Botanical Garden special license plate, application, fees.

301.3043. 1. Any member of the Missouri Botanical Garden, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Botanical Garden, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Botanical Garden hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri Botanical Garden derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Any member of the Missouri Botanical Garden may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a thirty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Missouri Botanical Garden shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Botanical Garden's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Botanical Garden's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2001 S.B. 407 301.3035)



St. Louis Zoo special license plate, application, fees.

301.3045. 1. Any member of the Saint Louis Zoo, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Saint Louis Zoo, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Saint Louis Zoo hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Saint Louis Zoo derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Saint Louis Zoo. Any member of the Saint Louis Zoo may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a thirty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Zoo shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Saint Louis Zoo. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Saint Louis Zoo's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Saint Louis Zoo's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2001 S.B. 407 301.3039)



Kansas City Zoo special license plate, application, fees.

301.3047. 1. Any member of the Kansas City Zoo, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Kansas City Zoo, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Kansas City Zoo hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Kansas City Zoo derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Kansas City Zoo. Any member of the Kansas City Zoo may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a thirty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Kansas City Zoo, the Kansas City Zoo shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Kansas City Zoo. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Kansas City Zoo's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Kansas City Zoo's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2001 S.B. 407 301.3057)



Springfield Zoo special license plate, application, fees.

301.3049. 1. Any member of the Springfield Zoo, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Springfield Zoo, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Springfield Zoo hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Springfield Zoo derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Springfield Zoo. Any member of the Springfield Zoo may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a thirty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Springfield Zoo, the Springfield Zoo shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Springfield Zoo. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Springfield Zoo's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Springfield Zoo's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2001 S.B. 407 301.3059)



Safari Club International specialized license plate, issuance, fees.

301.3050. 1. Any person may receive license plates as prescribed in this section, for issuance either to passenger motor vehicles subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, or for a local or nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight not in excess of twelve thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057 or 301.058, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Safari Club International. Safari Club International hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Safari Club International derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Safari Club International. Any member of Safari Club International may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Safari Club International, Safari Club International shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Safari Club International. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Safari Club International emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Safari Club International emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2001 S.B. 442 301.3081)



Shrine temple, special license plates--emblem authorization, application procedure, fees, design.

301.3051. 1. Any member of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North America (Shriners) or any person living within the state of Missouri and who has a motor vehicle which complies with the provisions of section 303.025 may receive special license plates as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Shrine temple to which the person is a member in good standing. The Shrine temple described in this section shall authorize the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to such Shrine temple derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be contributed to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled and Burned Children. Any member of such Shrine temple may annually apply to the temple for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five-dollar emblem-use contribution to the Shrine temple, the temple shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the registration fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the Shrine, to the vehicle owner.

3. The license plate authorized by this section shall be in a form as prescribed in section 301.129, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Shrine emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Shrine emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797)



Navy Cross special license plate, application, fee.

301.3052. 1. Any person who has been awarded the military service award or medal known as the "Navy Cross" pursuant to 10 U.S.C. Section 6242 may apply for Navy Cross motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Any such person shall make application for the Navy Cross license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the Navy Cross as the director may require.

3. Upon presentation of such proof as a recipient of the Navy Cross and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special personalized license plate which shall bear an image of the Navy Cross medal and the words "NAVY CROSS" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner proscribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

4. There shall be a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees charged for each set of Navy Cross license plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

5. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person.

6. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

7. The director may consult with any organization which represents the interests of persons receiving the Navy Cross when formulating the design for the special license plates described in this section.

8. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2012, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al.)



Distinguished Flying Cross military service award, special license plates--application procedure, fees--no additional personalization fee--design.

301.3053. 1. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "Distinguished Flying Cross" may apply for Distinguished Flying Cross motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Any such person shall make application for the Distinguished Flying Cross license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director with the words "DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

3. There shall be a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees charged for each set of Distinguished Flying Cross license plates issued pursuant to this section. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is* issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797)

*Word "are" appears in original rolls.



Honorable discharge from the military special license plates, application, fee.

301.3054. 1. Any person who served in the active military service in a branch of the armed services of the United States and was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special personalized license plates for any vehicle other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service and status as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require.

2. Upon presentation of proof of eligibility and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director shall issue to the vehicle owner special personalized license plates with the words "U.S. VET" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background with a blue and red configuration in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the vehicle may operate the vehicle for the duration of the registration in the event of the death of the qualified person. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al. 301.3999, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Missouri Remembers, special license plates commemorating prisoners of war and persons missing in action--application procedure, fees--no additional personalization fee--design.

301.3055. 1. Any person who wishes to pay tribute to those persons who were prisoners of war or those now listed as missing in action may apply for specialized motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to other registration fees and documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue a specialized license plate which shall have the words "MISSOURI REMEMBERS" on the license plates in preference to the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. Such license plate shall also bear the POW/MIA insignia. The license plate authorized by this section shall be made with a fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797)



Civil Air Patrol special license plate, application, fee.

301.3060. 1. Any person who is a member of the Civil Air Patrol may, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Civil Air Patrol as provided in subsection 2 of this section, apply for Civil Air Patrol license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, for issuance either for a passenger motor vehicle subject to the registration fees as provided in section 301.055 or for a local or nonlocal property-carrying commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight not in excess of eighteen thousand pounds as provided in section 301.057 or 301.058. The Civil Air Patrol hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a fifteen dollar emblem-use contribution to the Civil Air Patrol, the Civil Air Patrol shall issue to the person, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144 and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the Civil Air Patrol in the left hand section of such license plate and the words "CIVIL AIR PATROL" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" to the person. The emblem, seal or logo shall be reproduced on the license plate in as a clear and defined manner as possible. If the emblem, seal or logo is unacceptable to the Civil Air Patrol, it shall be the Civil Air Patrol's responsibility to furnish the artwork in a digitalized format. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al.)



Disabled American Veterans special license plate--design, fee--pickup truck plates--rulemaking authority.

301.3061. 1. Any person eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans and who possesses* a valid membership card issued by the Disabled American Veterans may apply for Missouri Disabled American Veterans license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Disabled American Veterans hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.

2. Upon presentation of a current photo identification, the person's valid membership card issued by the Disabled American Veterans, and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate to the vehicle owner, which shall bear the emblem of the Disabled American Veterans, an emblem consisting exclusively of a red letter "D", followed by a white letter "A" and a blue letter "V" in modified block letters, with each letter having a black shaded edging, and shall engrave the words "WARTIME DISABLED" in red letters centered near the bottom of the plate. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates issued under section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued under this section.

3. Any person who applies for a Disabled American Veterans license plate under this section to be used on a vehicle commonly known and referred to as a pickup truck may be issued a Disabled American Veterans license plate with the designation "beyond local" indicated in the upper right corner of the plate.

4. The director shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2006, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)

*Word "possess" appears in original rolls.



American Legion, special license plates--emblem authorization, application procedure, fees, design.

301.3062. 1. Any vehicle owner who is a member of and has obtained an annual emblem-use authorization statement from the American Legion may apply for American Legion license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The American Legion hereby authorizes the use of their official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any vehicle owner may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five-dollar emblem-use contribution to the American Legion, the American Legion shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle.

3. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate to the vehicle owner, which shall bear the emblem of the American Legion in a form prescribed by the director. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates issued pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the American Legion emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the American Legion emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

5. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797)



MO-AG Businesses special license plate, application, fee.

301.3065. 1. Any motor vehicle owner who has obtained an annual emblem-use authorization statement from the MO-AG Businesses may apply for MO-AG Businesses license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. MO-AG Businesses hereby authorize the use of their official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any motor vehicle owner may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to MO-AG Businesses, MO-AG Businesses shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle.

3. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate to the vehicle owner, which shall bear the emblem of the MO-AG Businesses in a form prescribed by the director. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates issued pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the MO-AG Businesses authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the MO-AG Businesses emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

5. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



NAACP special license plates, application, fee.

301.3074. 1. Any member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to any branch office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People located within Missouri, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Any member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to any branch office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People located within Missouri, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the letters "NAACP" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Bronze Star military service award, special license plates--application procedure, fees--no additional personalization fee--design.

301.3075. 1. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "bronze star" may apply for bronze star motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Any such person shall make application for the bronze star license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the bronze star as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director with the words "BRONZE STAR" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the bronze star.

3. If the person has been awarded a bronze star with a "V" for valor device on the medal, then the director of revenue shall issue plates bearing the letter "V" in addition to the words and images required by this section. Such letter "V" shall be placed on the plate in a conspicuous manner as determined by the director.

4. There shall be a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees charged for each set of bronze star license plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797 301.474)



Combat medic badge, special license plates--application procedure, fees--no additional personalization fee--design.

301.3076. Any person who has been awarded the combat medic badge may apply for combat medic motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the combat medic badge as the director may require. Upon presentation of proof of eligibility, the director shall then issue license plates bearing the words "COMBAT MEDIC" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE", except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive. Such plates shall also bear an image of the combat medic badge. There shall be a fee of fifteen dollars in addition to the regular registration fees charged for plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797 301.475)



Desert Storm and Desert Shield, special license plates for Gulf War veterans--application procedure, fees--no additional personalization fee--design.

301.3077. Any person who served in the military operation known as Desert Storm or Desert Shield and either currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or was honorably discharged from such service may apply for Desert Storm or Desert Shield motor vehicle license plates, for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the license plates authorized by this section on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service in Desert Storm or Desert Shield and status as currently serving in a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States or as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility, payment of a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director, with the words "GULF WAR VETERAN" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. Such plates shall also bear an image of the southwest Asia service medal awarded for service in Desert Storm or Desert Shield. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2000 H.B. 1797 301.476)



Operation Iraqi Freedom special license plate, application, fee.

301.3078. Any person who served in the military operation known as Operation Iraqi Freedom and either currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or was honorably discharged from such service may apply for Operation Iraqi Freedom motor vehicle license plates, for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the license plates authorized by this section on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and status as currently serving in a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States or as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director, with the words "OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1449)



Missouri agriculture special license plates, application, fee.

301.3079. 1. Any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Farm Bureau, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Farm Bureau hereby authorizes the use of the Missouri "Agriculture in the Classroom" official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. All moneys received by the Missouri Farm Bureau pursuant to this section shall be used solely to fund Missouri's agriculture in the classroom program and to further the mission of such program. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri Farm Bureau shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri agriculture in the classroom program and the words "MISSOURI AGRICULTURE" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with an emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear such emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Rotary International special license plate, application, fee.

301.3080. 1. Any member of Rotary International may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Rotary International of which the person is a member. Rotary International hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Rotary International derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Rotary International. Any member of Rotary International may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Rotary International, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Rotary International. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Rotary International emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Rotary International emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc., special license plate, application, fee.

301.3082. 1. Any person may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc. The Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc., hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc., derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the benefit of children who are residents of Missouri.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use authorization fee to the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc., that organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc., emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc., emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Breast Cancer Awareness special license plate, application, fee.

301.3084. 1. Any person may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Upon making a twenty-five dollar annual contribution to support breast cancer awareness activities conducted by the department of health and senior services, the vehicle owner may apply for a breast cancer awareness license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the state treasurer, the state treasurer shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt verifying the contribution that may be used to apply for the breast cancer awareness license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the breast cancer awareness plate. The applicant for such plate must pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and present any other documentation required by law for each set of breast cancer awareness plates issued pursuant to this section. The state treasurer or the director of revenue shall deposit the twenty-five dollar annual contribution in the Missouri public health services fund. Funds in such account shall be used to support breast cancer awareness activities conducted by the department of health and senior services.

2. Upon presentation of the annual statement or a twenty-five dollar annual contribution, as applicable, and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear a graphic design depicting the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon symbol and the words "Breast Cancer Awareness" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with a breast cancer awareness emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al.)



United States Marine Corps, active duty combat, special license plate authorized.

301.3085. Any person who has participated in active duty combat action while serving in the United States Marine Corps or the United States Navy may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the combat infantry badge as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing the words "COMBAT ACTION RIBBON" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" in a form prescribed by the director, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the director, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of a blue, yellow, and red ribbon. There shall be an additional fee charged for each set of special combat action ribbon license plates issued equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates in section 301.144. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al. merged with S.B. 745, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Delta Sigma Theta and Omega Psi Phi special license plates, application, fee.

301.3086. 1. Any current member or alumnus of the Delta Sigma Theta or Omega Psi Phi Greek organizations at any college or university within this state may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the appropriate organization. Delta Sigma Theta and Omega Psi Phi hereby authorize the use of their official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Delta Sigma Theta or Omega Psi Phi derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of those organizations. Any member of Delta Sigma Theta or Omega Psi Phi may annually apply for the use of the organization's emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Delta Sigma Theta or Omega Psi Phi, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Delta Sigma Theta or Omega Psi Phi. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Delta Sigma Theta or Omega Psi Phi emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Delta Sigma Theta or Omega Psi Phi emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al. merged with S.B. 1241, et al.)



Missouri State Humane Association special license plate, application, fee--Missouri pet spay/neuter fund created.

301.3087. 1. Any person may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri State Humane Association. The Missouri State Humane Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. All emblem-use authorization fees, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be placed into a special fund as described in subsection 4 of this section and shall be used exclusively for the purpose of spaying and neutering dogs and cats in the state of Missouri.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri State Humane Association, the Missouri State Humane Association shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri State Humane Association and shall have the words "I'M PET FRIENDLY" on the license plates in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri State Humane Association emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri State Humane Association emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

4. The "Missouri Pet Spay/Neuter Fund" is hereby created as a special fund in the state treasury and shall be administered by the department of agriculture. This fund shall consist of moneys collected pursuant to this section. All moneys deposited in the Missouri pet spay/neuter fund, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be paid as grants to humane societies, local municipal animal shelters regulated by sections 273.400 to 273.405, and organizations exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to be used solely for the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in the state of Missouri. For purposes of approving grants under this section, the governor shall appoint a volunteer board that shall consist of three Missouri residents, of which two shall be administrators of local municipal animal shelters regulated by sections 273.400 to 273.405 and one shall be an administrator of a humane society. Each of the three members shall be from separate congressional districts. Members of this board shall be appointed for three-year terms and shall meet at least twice a year to review grant applications. All moneys deposited in the Missouri pet spay/neuter fund, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be spent by the end of each fiscal year. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, if any moneys remain in the fund at the end of the biennium, said moneys shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.

(L. 2002 S.B. 960)



Prevent Disasters in Missouri, September 11, 2001, special license plate, application, fee.

301.3088. 1. Any person who wishes to pay tribute to the disaster relief efforts made in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, may apply for special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after payment of an annual contribution to the American Red Cross. Any contribution to the American Red Cross derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be deposited in and used solely for the purposes of the Missouri state service delivery area single family disaster fund. Any person may annually apply for such special license plates.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar contribution to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an annual contribution statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual contribution statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate herein described. Such license plates shall have the words "PREVENT DISASTERS IN MISSOURI" in lieu of the words "SHOW-ME STATE" and shall have a white background with a blue and red configuration at the discretion of the advisory committee established in section 301.129. The license plates shall be inscribed with the image of an American flag, and further shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a special license plate pursuant to this section but who does not provide an annual contribution statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the design as described in subsection 2 of this section, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association special license plate, application, fee.

301.3089. 1. Any person who is a member in good standing of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association, after payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association, may apply for coroners' office license plates for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear license plates as provided in this section.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association, the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association shall issue to a member, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Any contribution to the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used for the purpose of promoting and supporting the objectives of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association.

3. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of documents required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a license plate to the member, which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association, the six-point star which is the universally recognized symbol for law enforcement, and the words "CORONERS' OFFICE" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". The director of revenue shall annually set aside personalized license plates bearing each member's designated number to be issued to each member of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association who meets all requirements established by this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. The license plate authorized by this section shall use a process to ensure that the emblem shall be displayed upon the license plate in the clearest and most attractive manner possible. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

4. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall be held by the appropriate member of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association only while such person remains a member in good standing of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association. Within fifteen days of the loss of member-in-good-standing status, the member shall surrender the license plates issued pursuant to this section to the director of revenue, who shall make them available to the succeeding member of the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Operation Enduring Freedom special license plates, application, fee.

301.3090. Any person who is serving on active duty or has served in any branch of the United States military, including the reserves or National Guard, during any part of Operation Enduring Freedom and has not been dishonorably discharged may receive special motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service during Operation Enduring Freedom or proof of status as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility and annual payment of the fee required for personalized license plates prescribed by section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such plates shall also bear an image of the American flag. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al. merged with S.B. 957, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Friends of Arrow Rock special license plate, application, fee.

301.3092. 1. Any member of the organization known as Friends of Arrow Rock may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Friends of Arrow Rock of which the person is a member. Friends of Arrow Rock hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Friends of Arrow Rock derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Friends of Arrow Rock. Any member of Friends of Arrow Rock may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Friends of Arrow Rock, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Friends of Arrow Rock. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Friends of Arrow Rock emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Friends of Arrow Rock emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Eagle Scout special license plate, application, fee.

301.3093. 1. Any Eagle Scout or parents of an Eagle Scout may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Boy Scouts of America Council of which the person is a member or the parent of a member. The Boy Scouts of America hereby authorizes the use of its official Eagle Scout emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Boy Scouts of America derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Boy Scouts of America. Any Eagle Scout or parent of an Eagle Scout may annually apply for the use of the emblem. An Eagle Scout or parent of an Eagle Scout may apply for the use of the emblem and pay the twenty-five dollar emblem-use authorization fee at any local district council in the state.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Boy Scouts of America, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the Eagle Scout emblem. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Eagle Scout emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Eagle Scout emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Tribe of Mic-O-Say special license plate, application, fee.

301.3094. 1. Any member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say of which the person is a member. The Tribe of Mic-O-Say hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Any member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Tribe of Mic-O-Say emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Tribe of Mic-O-Say emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Order of the Arrow special license plate, application, fee.

301.3095. 1. Any member of the Order of the Arrow may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Order of the Arrow of which the person is a member. The Order of the Arrow hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Order of the Arrow derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Order of the Arrow. Any member of the Order of the Arrow may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Order of the Arrow, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Order of the Arrow. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Order of the Arrow emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Order of the Arrow emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs special license plate, application, fee.

301.3096. 1. Any member of the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs of which the person is a member. The Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs. Any member of the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



God Bless America special license plate, application, fee.

301.3097. 1. Any vehicle owner may apply for "God Bless America" license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Upon making a ten dollar contribution to the World War II memorial fund the vehicle owner may apply for the "God Bless America" plate. If the contribution is made directly to the Missouri veterans' commission they shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the "God Bless America" license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue pursuant to section 301.3031, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the "God Bless America" plate. The applicant for such plate must pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and present any other documentation required by law for each set of "God Bless America" plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. The "God Bless America" plate shall bear the emblem of the American flag in a form prescribed by the director of revenue and shall have the words "GOD BLESS AMERICA" in place of the words "SHOW-ME-STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

2. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2002, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al. merged with S.B. 960)



Kingdom of Calontir special license plate, application, fee.

301.3098. 1. Any member of the Kingdom of Calontir may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Kingdom of Calontir, a subdivision of the Society for Creative Anachronism, of which the person is a member. The Kingdom of Calontir hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Kingdom of Calontir derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Kingdom of Calontir. Any member of the Kingdom of Calontir may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Kingdom of Calontir, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Kingdom of Calontir and shall bear the words "KINGDOM OF CALONTIR" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Society for Creative Anachronism emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Society for Creative Anachronism emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al. merged with S.B. 1241, et al., A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association special license plate, application, fee.

301.3099. 1. Any member of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association of which the person is a member. The Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association. Any member of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al. merged with S.B. 1241, et al.)



Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters special license plate, application, fee.

301.3101. 1. Any member of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters of which the person is a member. The Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters. Any member of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters and the words "MKN Conference of Teamsters" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



St. Louis College of Pharmacy special license plate, application, fee.

301.3102. 1. Any vehicle owner who has obtained an annual emblem-use authorization statement from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy may, subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055, apply for St. Louis College of Pharmacy license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The St. Louis College of Pharmacy hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear license plates as provided in this section. Any vehicle owner may annually apply for the use of the emblem. Any contribution to the St. Louis College of Pharmacy derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a license plate to the vehicle owner, which shall bear the emblem of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in a form prescribed by the director, shall bear six letters or numbers and shall bear the words "ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the St. Louis College of Pharmacy emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al. merged with S.B. 966 301.3042)



Fraternal Order of Police special license plate, application, fee.

301.3103. 1. Any member of the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri. The fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri. Any member of the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri, the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the fraternal order of police of the state of Missouri emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Veterans of Foreign Wars special license plates, application, fee.

301.3105. 1. Any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Department of Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars of which the person is a member. The Veterans of Foreign Wars hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Veterans of Foreign Wars derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Department of Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Department of Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Veterans of Foreign Wars emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Veterans of Foreign Wars emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al.)



Former Missouri legislator special license plate, application, fee.

301.3106. 1. Any individual who is a former legislator of the Missouri general assembly may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any individual who is a former legislator of the Missouri general assembly may annually apply for such license plates.

2. Upon presentation of the appropriate proof of eligibility as determined by the director and annual payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee, and other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear an appropriate emblem to be determined by the director, with the words "FORMER MISSOURI LEGISLATOR" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. No more than two sets of license plates shall be issued pursuant to this section to a qualified applicant. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Missouri Task Force One special license plate, application, fee.

301.3107. 1. Any member of Missouri Task Force One may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any member of Missouri Task Force One may annually apply for such license plates.

2. Upon presentation of the appropriate proof of eligibility as determined by the director and annual payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee, and other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear an appropriate configuration to be determined by the director, with the words "MISSOURI TASK FORCE ONE" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. No more than one set of license plates shall be issued pursuant to this section to a qualified applicant. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al.)



Certain Greek organizations special license plates, application, fee (Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma).

301.3109. 1. Any current member or alumnus of the Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, and Phi Beta Sigma Greek organizations at any college or university within this state may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the appropriate organization. Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, and Phi Beta Sigma hereby authorize the use of their official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, or Phi Beta Sigma derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of those organizations. Any member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, and Phi Beta Sigma may annually apply for the use of the organization's emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, or Phi Beta Sigma the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, or Phi Beta Sigma. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, or Phi Beta Sigma emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, or Phi Beta Sigma emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Air medal award special license plate, application, fee.

301.3115. 1. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the "Air Medal" may apply for Air Medal motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Any such person shall make application for the Air Medal license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the Air Medal as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director with the words "AIR MEDAL" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the Air Medal.

3. There shall be a fifteen-dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees charged for each set of Air Medal license plates issued pursuant to this section. A fee for the issuance of personalized license plates pursuant to section 301.144 shall not be required for plates issued pursuant to this section. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2002 S.B. 960)



Operation Noble Eagle special license plate, application, fee.

301.3116. Any person who is serving or has served in any branch of the United States military, including the reserves or National Guard, during any part of Operation Noble Eagle and has not been dishonorably discharged may receive special motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service during Operation Noble Eagle or proof of status as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility and annual payment of the fee required for personalized license plates prescribed by section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such plates shall also bear an image of the American flag. The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle may operate the motor vehicle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al. merged with S.B. 957, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Jefferson National Parks Association special license plate, application, fee.

301.3117. 1. Any member of Jefferson National Parks Association may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Jefferson National Parks Association of which the person is a member. Jefferson National Parks Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Jefferson National Parks Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Jefferson National Parks Association. Any member of Jefferson National Parks Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Jefferson National Parks Association, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee, and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Jefferson National Parks Association and shall have the words "Jefferson National Parks Association" in place of the words "Show-Me State". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Jefferson National Parks Association emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Jefferson National Parks Association emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Missouri Elks Association special license plate, application, fee.

301.3118. 1. Any member of Missouri Elks Association may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Missouri Elks Association of which the person is a member. Missouri Elks Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Missouri Elks Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Missouri Elks Association. Any member of Missouri Elks Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a fifteen dollar emblem-use contribution to Missouri Elks Association, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Missouri Elks Association. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Elks Association emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Elks Association emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Missouri Travel Council special license plate, application, fee.

301.3119. 1. Any individual may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Missouri Travel Council. Missouri Travel Council hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Missouri Travel Council derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Missouri Travel Council. Any member of Missouri Travel Council may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Missouri Travel Council, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Missouri Travel Council. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Travel Council emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Travel Council emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1093, et al.)



Spouse of military members may be issued special license plates, procedure.

301.3121. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other section to the contrary, any surviving spouse who was married to an individual who would have been eligible to own any of the various special military license plates provided for in section 301.448, and who has not remarried, shall be allowed to obtain such special license plates. The surviving spouse shall make application, provide necessary documentation of the individual's military service, and pay such fees as are otherwise required by section 301.448, for issuance of the special military plates. Such plates must be renewed as otherwise required by law. The surviving spouse may renew such plates unless such spouse remarries. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person.

2. The director of the department of revenue shall have the authority to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the administration of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to chapter 536.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al. 301.450)



Friends of Kids with Cancer special license plates, application, fee.

301.3122. 1. Any person may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual contribution of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Friends of Kids with Cancer. The Friends of Kids with Cancer hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Friends of Kids with Cancer, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Friends of Kids with Cancer and shall bear the words "FRIENDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Friends of Kids with Cancer emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Friends of Kids with Cancer emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

4. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Fight Terrorism special license plates, application, contribution requirement--fee--rules authorized.

301.3123. 1. Any vehicle owner may apply for "FIGHT TERRORISM" license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Upon making an annual twenty-five dollar contribution to the antiterrorism fund established pursuant to section 41.033, the vehicle owner may apply for the "FIGHT TERRORISM" plate. If the contribution is made directly to the Missouri office of homeland security it shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the "FIGHT TERRORISM" license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue pursuant to section 301.3031, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the "FIGHT TERRORISM" plate. The applicant for such plate must pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and present any other documentation required by law for each set of "FIGHT TERRORISM" plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section. The "FIGHT TERRORISM" plate shall bear an emblem prescribed by the director of revenue and shall have the words "FIGHT TERRORISM" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". The insignia shall be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

2. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a "FIGHT TERRORISM" license plate authorized by this section but who does not provide proof of the annual contribution at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the emblem or motto "FIGHT TERRORISM", as otherwise provided by law.

3. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2003, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2003 S.B. 4)



Special Olympics Missouri special license plates, application, fee.

301.3124. 1. Any person may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Special Olympics Missouri. Special Olympics Missouri hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use authorization fee to Special Olympics Missouri, that organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear an emblem approved by Special Olympics Missouri and the director of the department of revenue and shall have the words "SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Special Olympics Missouri emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Special Olympics Missouri emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Be An Organ Donor special license plates, application, fee.

301.3125. 1. Any vehicle owner may apply for "Be An Organ Donor" special personalized license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Upon making a twenty-five dollar annual contribution to the organ donor program fund, established pursuant to section 194.297, the vehicle owner may apply for the "Be An Organ Donor" plate. If the contribution is made directly to the state treasurer, the state treasurer shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the "Be An Organ Donor" license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the "Be An Organ Donor" plate. The applicant for such plate must pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and present any other documentation required by law for each set of "Be An Organ Donor" plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

2. The "Be An Organ Donor" plate shall have the words "BE AN ORGAN DONOR" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. These plates shall be designed by the director, in consultation with the organ donation advisory committee, established pursuant to section 194.300, to educate the public about the urgent need for organ donation and the life saving benefits of organ transplants.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the words "BE AN ORGAN DONOR" authorized by this section but who does not present a contribution receipt or make a contribution to the organ donor program fund at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the words "BE AN ORGAN DONOR", as otherwise provided by law.

5. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Fox trotter--state horse special license plates, application, fee.

301.3126. 1. Any member of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association of which the person is a member. The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association. Any member of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association and shall bear the words "FOX TROTTER - STATE HORSE" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1167 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 8-28-04 (H.B. 1167) 1-01-05 (S.B. 1233, et al.)



To Protect and Serve special license plates, application, fee.

301.3128. 1. Any person, as defined by subsection 3 of this section, may apply for special license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any person desiring a special license plate as provided by this section shall make an application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish proof of eligibility as the director may require.

2. Upon payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear an insignia depicting a yellow rose superimposed over the outline of a badge and shall bear the words "TO PROTECT AND SERVE" in the place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. As used in this section the term "person" shall mean:

(1) A person wounded in the line of duty as a peace officer; or

(2) A surviving spouse, parent, brother, sister, or adult child, including an adopted child or stepchild, of a person killed in the line of duty as a peace officer.

4. As used in this section, the term "peace officer" has the same meaning assigned by section 590.010.

*5. The director may consult with any organization which represents the interests of any person, as defined in subsection 3 of this section when formulating the design for the special license plate described in this section.

6. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1114 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 8-28-04 (H.B. 1114) 1-01-05 (S.B. 1233, et al.)

*Subsection 5, which was only in S.B. 1233, et al., has an effective date of 1-01-05.



Firefighters, special license plates--fee, appearance of plate, application procedure--definition of person eligible for plate--rulemaking authority.

301.3129. 1. Any person, as defined by subsection 3 of this section, may apply for special license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any person desiring a special license plate as provided by this section shall make an application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish proof of eligibility as the director may require.

2. Upon payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear an insignia designed by the director or the director's designee and shall bear the words "FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. As used in this section the term "person" shall mean:

(1) A person wounded in the line of duty as a firefighter; or

(2) A surviving spouse, parent, brother, sister, or adult child, including an adopted child or stepchild, of a person killed in the line of duty as a firefighter.

4. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1114)



Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society, special license plate--emblem authorization--use of contributions, fee, application procedure--rulemaking authority.

301.3130. 1. Any member of the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society. Any member of the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society, the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society and the words "The MASTERS" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

4. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1405 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 8-28-04 (H.B. 1405) 1-01-05 (S.B. 1233, et al.)



Optimist International special license plates, application, fee.

301.3131. 1. Any member of Optimist International may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Optimist International of which the person is a member. Optimist International hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Optimist International derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of Optimist International. Any member of Optimist International may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Optimist International, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Optimist International and shall have the words "FRIEND OF YOUTH" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Optimist International emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Optimist International emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Missouri Society of Professional Engineers special license plates, application, fee.

301.3132. 1. Any member of or designated by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation. The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation and shall be deposited into the society's educational fund. Any member of or person designated by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and annual payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the words "MISSOURI SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be added or charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers' emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at the subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers' emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

4. The director of the department of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1449 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 8-28-04 (H.B. 1449) 1-01-05 (S.B. 1233, et al.)



Lewis and Clark expedition anniversary special license plates, application, fee.

301.3133. 1. Any vehicle owner, after an annual contribution to the Missouri Travel Council, may receive special license plates commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Travel Council, in conjunction with the department of revenue, shall design the Lewis and Clark bicentennial special license plate. The background of the plate shall depict a full-color image, covering the entire plate, and lightened across two-thirds of the area so as not to hinder the readability of the license plate registration number. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

2. Upon making a twenty-five dollar contribution to the Missouri Travel Council, the motor vehicle owner may apply for the special license plate commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. If the contribution is made directly to the Missouri Travel Council, the Missouri Travel Council shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the Lewis and Clark special license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the Lewis and Clark plate. The applicant for such special license plate must pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees and present any other documentation required by law for each set of Lewis and Clark plates issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. The director of revenue may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

4. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a Lewis and Clark special license plate pursuant to this section, but does not provide a receipt evidencing a contribution to the Missouri Travel Council or make a contribution directly to the department of revenue at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new license plate which does not commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Alpha Phi Omega special license plates, application, fee.

301.3137. 1. Any current member or alumnus of the Alpha Phi Omega organizations at any college or university within this state may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Alpha Phi Omega. Alpha Phi Omega hereby authorizes the use of their official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Alpha Phi Omega derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of that organization. Any member or alumnus of Alpha Phi Omega may annually apply for the use of the organization's emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Alpha Phi Omega, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Alpha Phi Omega and the words "ALPHA PHI OMEGA" shall replace the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Alpha Phi Omega emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Alpha Phi Omega emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Boy Scouts of America special license plates, application, fee.

301.3139. 1. Any Boy Scout of appropriate age as prescribed by law or parent of a Boy Scout may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the Boy Scouts of America Council of which the person is a member or the parent of a member. The Boy Scouts of America hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Boy Scouts of America derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Boy Scouts of America. Any Boy Scout or parent of a Boy Scout may annually apply for the use of the emblem and pay the twenty-five dollar emblem-use authorization fee at any local district council in the state.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Boy Scouts of America, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Boy Scouts of America and the words "BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Boy Scouts of America emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Boy Scouts of America emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1317 merged with S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 8-28-04 (H.B. 1317) 1-01-05 (S.B. 1233, et al.)



Some Gave All special license plate--contribution--fee, design--rulemaking authority--exception.

301.3141. 1. Any parent or sibling who has had a member of his or her immediate family die in the line of duty while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, after making an annual payment described in subsection 2 of this section to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Missouri and paying all applicable registration fees, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Missouri, in conjunction with the director of the department of revenue, shall design the special license plate. Any immediate family member of a fallen soldier may apply annually for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon making a twenty-five dollar contribution to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Missouri, the motor vehicle owner may apply for the special license plate described in this section. If the contribution is made directly to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Missouri, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Missouri shall issue the individual making the contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the special license plate. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue, the director shall note the contribution, and the owner then may apply for the special license plate. All contribution fees shall be remitted to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Missouri.

3. Upon presentation of the receipt described in subsection 2 of this section or payment of the twenty-five dollar contribution directly to the department of revenue, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, presentation of any documents that may be required by law, and any proof that the applicant's family member died in the line of duty while serving in the United States Armed Forces as the director may require, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate that shall bear the emblem of a five-pointed star and the words "SOME GAVE ALL" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates under this section.

4. A vehicle owner who previously was issued a special license plate authorized by this section, but who does not provide a receipt as described under subsection 2 of this section at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate that does not bear the emblem described in this section, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2006, shall be invalid and void.

5. The provisions of section 301.3150 shall not apply to the specialized license plate created under this section.

(L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)



Military killed in line of duty special license plates, application by immediate family members, fee.

301.3142. 1. Any immediate family member, including stepsiblings or stepchildren, who wishes to pay tribute to a member of the United States military who was a resident of this state and who was killed in the line of duty may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

2. Upon annual application payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee, and presentation of any other documents which may be required by law or upon biennial application, payment of a thirty dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and presentation of proof of eligibility for such plates, and presentation of any other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue may issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the initials of the member of the United States military killed while in the line of duty, a gold star on the left side of the plates, followed by a three-letter description of the relative's relation to the veteran, provided such license plate configuration is not currently in use, and which shall bear the words "WE SHALL NOT FORGET" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. License plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Delta Tau Delta special license plates, application, fee.

301.3143. 1. Any current member or alumnus of the Delta Tau Delta organization at any college or university within this state may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the appropriate organization. Delta Tau Delta hereby authorizes the use of their official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Delta Tau Delta derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the organization. Any member of Delta Tau Delta may annually apply for the use of the organization's emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Delta Tau Delta, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee, and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Delta Tau Delta and shall bear the words "DELTA TAU DELTA" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Delta Tau Delta emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Delta Tau Delta emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Camp Quality special license plates, application, fee.

301.3144. 1. Any person may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual contribution of an emblem-use authorization fee to Camp Quality of Missouri. Any contribution given pursuant to this section shall be designated for the sole use of providing scholarships to children with cancer who are residents of the state of Missouri for attendance at any summer camp conducted by Camp Quality in the state of Missouri. Camp Quality of Missouri hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on single-year or multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any person may annually or biannually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Camp Quality of Missouri, that organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual or biannual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee, in addition to the registration fees, and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Camp Quality of Missouri and shall bear the words "CAMP QUALITY-FUN FOR KIDS WITH CANCER" in the place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Camp Quality of Missouri emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Camp Quality of Missouri emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

4. The director of the department of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



American Heart Association special license plates, application, fee.

301.3145. 1. Any supporter of the American Heart Association of appropriate age as prescribed by law may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the American Heart Association of which the person is a supporter. The American Heart Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem red dress icon to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the American Heart Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the American Heart Association. Any supporter of the American Heart Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem and pay the twenty-five dollar emblem-use authorization fee at any local district council in the state.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the American Heart Association, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the red dress icon on the left side of the plate and the words "WINNING WOMEN" shall replace the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the red dress icon emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the red dress icon emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al. 301.3155)

Effective 1-01-05



Search and Rescue special license plates, application, fee.

301.3146. 1. Any member of the search and rescue council of Missouri, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the search and rescue council of Missouri, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The search and rescue council of Missouri hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the search and rescue council of Missouri derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the search and rescue council of Missouri. Any member of the search and rescue council of Missouri may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the search and rescue council of Missouri, the search and rescue council of Missouri shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the search and rescue council of Missouri and the words "SEARCH AND RESCUE" in place of the words "SHOW-ME-STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the search and rescue council of Missouri emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the search and rescue council of Missouri emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Theta Chi special license plates, application, fee.

301.3147. 1. Any current undergraduate or alumnus member of any chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual contribution of at least twenty-five dollars to the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., hereby authorizes the use of their official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of that organization. Any undergraduate or alumnus member of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., may annually apply for the use of the organization's emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of twenty-five dollars to the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., and shall bear the words "THETA CHI FRATERNITY" in the place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Missouri DeMolay, special license plates--emblem authorization--use of contributions, fee, application procedure--new plates issued, when.

301.3148. 1. Any member of Missouri DeMolay may receive special license plates as prescribed in this section after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to Missouri DeMolay. Missouri DeMolay hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to Missouri DeMolay derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for Missouri DeMolay scholarships and other charitable programs. Any member of Missouri DeMolay may annually apply to Missouri DeMolay for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to Missouri DeMolay, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the member to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of the fee required for personalized license plates in section 301.144, and other fees and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue a personalized license plate, which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri DeMolay, to the vehicle owner.

3. The license plate authorized by this section shall be in a form prescribed by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, except that such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. The bidding process used to select a vendor for the material to manufacture the license plates authorized by this section shall consider the aesthetic appearance of the plate.

4. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri DeMolay emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri DeMolay emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1405)



Procedure for approval, exceptions--transfer of moneys collected.

301.3150. 1. An organization, other than an organization seeking a special military license plate or a collegiate or university plate, that seeks authorization to establish a new specialty license plate shall initially petition the department of revenue by submitting the following:

(1) An application in a form prescribed by the director for the particular specialty license plate being sought, describing the proposed specialty license plate in general terms and have a sponsor of at least one current member of the general assembly in the same legislative session in which the application is reviewed pursuant to subsection 5 of section 21.795. The application may contain written testimony for support of this specialty plate;

(2) Each application submitted pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty plate if the specialty plate is approved pursuant to this section;

(3) An application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing and programming the implementation of the specialty plate, if authorized; and

(4) All moneys received by the department of revenue, for the reviewing and development of specialty plates shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the "Department of Revenue Specialty Plate Fund" which is hereby created. The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund and shall make disbursements from the fund requested by the Missouri director of revenue for personal services, expenses, and equipment required to prepare, review, develop, and disseminate a new specialty plate and process the two hundred applications to be submitted once the plate is approved and to refund deposits for the application of such specialty plate, if the application is not approved by the joint committee on transportation oversight and for no other purpose.

2. At the end of each state fiscal year, the director of revenue shall:

(1) Determine the amount of all moneys deposited into the department of revenue specialty plate fund;

(2) Determine the amount of disbursements from the department of revenue specialty plate fund which were made to produce the specialty plate and process the two hundred applications; and

(3) Subtract the amount of disbursements from the income figure referred to in subdivision (1) of this subsection and deliver this figure to the state treasurer.

3. The state treasurer shall transfer an amount of money equal to the figure provided by the director of revenue from the department of revenue specialty plate fund to the state highway department fund. An unexpended balance in the department of revenue specialty plate fund at the end of the biennium not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars shall be exempt from the provisions of section 33.080 relating to transfer of unexpended balances to the general revenue fund.

4. The documents and fees required pursuant to this section shall be submitted to the department of revenue by July first prior to the next regular session of the general assembly to be approved or denied by the joint committee on transportation oversight during that legislative session.

5. The department of revenue shall give notice of any proposed specialty plate in a manner reasonably calculated to advise the public of such proposal. Reasonable notice shall include posting the proposal for the specialty plate on the department's official public website, and making available copies of the specialty plate application to any representative of the news media or public upon request and posting the application on a bulletin board or other prominent public place which is easily accessible to the public and clearly designated for that purpose at the principal office.

6. Adequate notice conforming with all the requirements of subsection 5 of this section shall be given not less than four weeks, exclusive of weekends and holidays when the facility is closed, after the submission of the application by the organization to the department of revenue. Written or electronic testimony in support or opposition of the proposed specialty plate shall be submitted to the department of revenue by November thirtieth of the year of filing of the original proposal. All written testimony shall contain the printed name, signature, address, phone number, and email address, if applicable, of the individual giving the testimony.

7. The department of revenue shall submit for approval all applications for the development of specialty plates to the joint committee on transportation oversight during a regular session of the general assembly for approval.

8. If the specialty license plate requested by an organization is approved by the joint committee on transportation oversight, the organization shall submit the proposed art design for the specialty license plate to the department as soon as practicable, but no later than sixty days after the approval of the specialty license plate. If the specialty license plate requested by the organization is not approved by the joint committee on transportation oversight, ninety-seven percent of the application fee shall be refunded to the requesting organization.

9. An emblem-use authorization fee may be charged by the organization prior to the issuance of an approved specialty plate. The organization's specialty plate proposal approved by the joint committee on transportation oversight shall state what fee is required to obtain such statement and if such fee is required annually or biennially, if the applicant has a two-year registration. An organization applying for specialty plates shall authorize the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the organization derived from the emblem-use contribution, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the organization. Any member of the organization or nonmember, if applicable, may annually apply for the use of the emblem, if applicable.

10. The department shall begin production and distribution of each new specialty license plate within one year after approval of the specialty license plate by the joint committee on transportation oversight.

11. The department shall issue a specialty license plate to the owner who meets the requirements for issuance of the specialty plate for any motor vehicle such owner owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight.

12. Each new or renewed application for an approved specialty license plate shall be made to the department of revenue, accompanied by an additional fee of fifteen dollars and the appropriate emblem-use authorization statement.

13. The appropriate registration fees, fifteen dollar specialty plate fee, processing fees and documents otherwise required for the issuance of registration of the motor vehicle as set forth by law must be submitted at the time the specialty plates are actually issued and renewed or as otherwise provided by law. However, no additional fee for the personalization of this plate shall be charged.

14. Once a specialty plate design is approved, a request for such plate may be made any time during a registration period. If a request is made for a specialty license plate to replace a current valid license plate, all documentation, credits, and fees provided for in this chapter when replacing a current license plate shall apply.

15. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with an organization emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration if required, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the organization's emblem, as otherwise provided by law.

16. Specialty license plates shall bear a design approved by the organization submitting the original application for approval by the joint committee on transportation oversight. The design shall be within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue, and the designated organization's name or slogan shall be in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130 and as provided in this section. In addition to a design, the specialty license plates shall be in accordance with criteria and plate design set forth in this chapter.

17. The department is authorized to discontinue the issuance and renewal of a specialty license plate if the organization has stopped providing services and emblem-use authorization statements are no longer being issued by the organization. Such organizations shall notify the department immediately to discontinue the issuance of a specialty plate.

18. The organization that requested the specialty license plate shall not redesign the specialty personalized license plate unless such organization pays the director in advance all redesigned plate fees. All plate holders of such plates must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty plate. All other applicable license plate fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2012 S.B. 480 merged with S.B. 563)



Appeal procedure for denial.

301.3152. Any person or organization who has received a notice of denial of application for development of a specialty plate may make a request to the joint committee on transportation oversight within fifteen days of receipt of the notice for a review of the committee's determination at a hearing before the committee at a time deemed appropriate.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Fee, amount--exemptions.

301.3154. Beginning January 1, 2005, the fee for any special license plate approved under section 21.795, sections 301.3150 and 301.3152, and this section shall be fifteen dollars for an annual registration and thirty dollars for a biennial registration in addition to registration fees. The provisions of this section shall not apply to special military license plates. The fees for special military license plates shall be assessed as provided for by the statute creating such license plate except that no additional fee shall be charged for personalized military plates.

(L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

Effective 1-01-05



Legion of merit medal special license plate, procedure.

301.3158. Any person who has been awarded the military service award known as the legion of merit medal may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof as a recipient of the legion of merit medal as the director may require. The director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the advisory committee established in section 301.129, with the words "LEGION OF MERIT" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Such plates shall also bear an image of the legion of merit medal. There shall be an additional fee charged for each set of legion of merit license plates issued under this section equal to the fee charged for personalized license plates. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued under the provisions of this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to operate the motor vehicle with such plates for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2010 H.B. 1524 & 2260)



Cass County--The Burnt District special license plate authorized, fee.

301.3161. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual contribution of twenty-five dollars to the Cass County collector of revenue. Any contribution derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be distributed within the county as follows:

(1) Seventy percent to public safety;

(2) Fifteen percent to the Cass County Historical Society; and

(3) Fifteen percent to the Cass County parks and recreation department.

2. Upon annual application and payment of twenty-five dollars to the Cass County collector of revenue, the county shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty* personalized license plate which shall bear the words "CASS COUNTY -- THE BURNT DISTRICT" at the bottom of the plate in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be yellow beginning at the top with the color fading into orange at the bottom and shall have a black decorative scroll on the left and right side of the plate configuration. The scrolls shall not be more than one inch in width or three and a half inches in height. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for personalization of license plates under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Cass County Burnt District emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a specialty personalized plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty personalized plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a member chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design the member must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plate fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2011 H.B. 307 and H.B. 812, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al. merged with S.B. 480)

*Word "speciality" appears in original rolls.



Nixa Education Foundation special license plate authorized, fee.

301.3162. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the Nixa Education Foundation, may receive personalized speciality license plates for any vehicle owned, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Nixa Education Foundation hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multi-year personalized speciality license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Nixa Education Foundation derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Nixa Education Foundation. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a fifteen dollar emblem-use contribution to the Nixa Education Foundation, the Nixa Education Foundation shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized speciality license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Nixa Education Foundation. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. In addition, upon each set of license plates shall be inscribed, in lieu of the words "SHOW-ME STATE", the words "NIXA EDUCATION FOUNDATION". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalized specialty plates issued under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Nixa Education Foundation's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Nixa Education Foundation's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a Nixa Education Foundation speciality plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the speciality plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such personalized specialty license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

(L. 2011 H.B. 307 and H.B. 812 301.4006)



Don't Tread on Me specialty personalized license plate authorized.

301.3163. Any person may apply for specialty personalized "Don't Tread on Me" motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. Such person shall make application for the specialty personalized license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue. The director shall then issue specialty personalized license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director, with the words "DON'T TREAD ON ME" centered on the bottom one-fourth of the plate, in bold, all capital letters, and with lettering identical to the lettering used for the word "MISSOURI" on the regular state license plate. Such words shall be no smaller than forty-eight point type. Such plates shall be tiger yellow beginning at the top and bottom, with the color fading into white in the center. All numbers and letters shall be black. The left side shall contain a reproduction of the "Gadsden* Snake" in black and white, with the snake to be three inches in height and two inches wide, and sitting on green grass that is two and one-quarter inches wide. Upon payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized plate. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued under this section. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130.

(L. 2011 H.B. 307 and H.B. 812 301.4035, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1141 merged with H.B. 1807, et al.)

*Word "Gadsen" appears in original rolls, an apparent typographical error.



I HAVE A DREAM special license plate, application, fee.

301.3165. 1. Any vehicle owner may apply for special "I HAVE A DREAM" motor vehicle license plates as prescribed by this section for any vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after making an annual contribution of twenty-five dollars to the Martin Luther King, Jr. state celebration commission fund. If the contribution is made directly to the Martin Luther King, Jr. state celebration commission, the commission shall issue the individual making a contribution a receipt, verifying the contribution, that may be used to apply for the "I HAVE A DREAM" license plate described in this section. If the contribution is made directly to the director of revenue, the director shall note the contribution and the owner may then apply for the "I HAVE A DREAM" license plate. All contributions shall be credited to the Martin Luther King, Jr. state celebration commission fund as established in subsection 4 of this section and shall be used for the sole purpose of funding appropriate activities for the recognition and celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Missouri.

2. Upon payment of a twenty-five dollar contribution to the Martin Luther King, Jr. state celebration commission fund as described in subsection 1 of this section, the payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to regular registration fees, and the presentment of other documents which may be required by law, the director shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Martin Luther King, Jr. state celebration commission and the words "I HAVE A DREAM" at the bottom of the plate in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with words "I HAVE A DREAM" as authorized by this section but who does not present proof of payment of an annual twenty-five dollar contribution to the Martin Luther King, Jr. state celebration commission fund at a subsequent time of registration shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the words "I HAVE A DREAM", as otherwise provided by law.

4. There is established in the state treasury the "Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission Fund". The state treasurer shall credit to and deposit in the fund all amounts received pursuant to this section, and any other amounts which may be received from grants, gifts, bequests, the federal government, or other sources granted or given for purposes of this section. The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund. The fund shall be a dedicated fund and, upon appropriation, moneys in the fund shall be used solely for the sole purpose of funding appropriate activities for the recognition and celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Missouri. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested. Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.

5. The director shall consult with the Martin Luther King, Jr. state celebration commission and the office of administration when formulating the design for the special license plate described in this section. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2012, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al.)



National Wild Turkey Federation special license plate, application, fee.

301.3166. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the National Wild Turkey Federation, may receive specialty personalized license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The National Wild Turkey Federation hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on specialty personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the National Wild Turkey Federation derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Any member of the National Wild Turkey Federation may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Wild Turkey Federation shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the words "National Wild Turkey Federation" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the National Wild Turkey Federation's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the National Wild Turkey Federation's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a National Wild Turkey Federation specialty personalized plate authorized under this section the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty personalized plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a member chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design the member must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plates fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al. 301.4044)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1807, et al. ( 301.4044) and S.B. 480 ( 301.4036) during the 96th General Assembly, Second Regular Session, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions of this section are printed here.



National Wild Turkey Federation special license plate, application, fee.

301.3166. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the National Wild Turkey Federation, may receive personalized specialty license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The National Wild Turkey Federation hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized specialty license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the National Wild Turkey Federation derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Any member of the National Wild Turkey Federation may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a fifteen dollar emblem-use contribution to the National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Wild Turkey Federation shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized specialty license plate which shall bear the emblem of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, and prescribed by section 301.130. In addition, upon each set of license plates shall be inscribed, in lieu of the words "SHOW-ME STATE", the words "National Wild Turkey Federation". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalized specialty plates issued under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the National Wild Turkey Federation's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the National Wild Turkey Federation's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a National Wild Turkey Federation specialty plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such personalized specialty license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

(L. 2012 S.B. 480 301.4036)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1807, et al. ( 301.4044) and S.B. 480 ( 301.4036) during the 96th General Assembly, Second Regular Session, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions of this section are printed here.



GO TEAM USA special license plate, application, fee.

301.3167. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the United States Olympic Committee, may receive specialty personalized license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The United States Olympic Committee hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on specialty license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. The twenty-five dollar emblem use contribution shall be split fifty percent to the Springfield Olympic community development program and fifty percent to the United States Olympic Committee. Any contribution to the United States Olympic Committee or the Springfield Olympic community development program derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the United States Olympic Committee or the Springfield Olympic community development program. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the United States Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the United States Olympic Committee, and the words "GO TEAM USA" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the United States Olympic Committee's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the United States Olympic Committee's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a United States Olympic Committee specialty personalized plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty personalized plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a member chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design the member must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plate fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al. 301.4039)



PROUD SUPPORTER (American Red Cross) special license plate, application, fee.

301.3168. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the American Red Cross trust fund may receive specialty personalized license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on specialty license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the American Red Cross derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the American Red Cross. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the American Red Cross trust fund, the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the words "PROUD SUPPORTER" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross' emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross' emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross specialty personalized plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty personalized plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a member chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design the member must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plate fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al. 301.4040)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1807, et al. ( 301.4040) and S.B. 480 ( 301.4040) during the 96th General Assembly, Second Regular Session, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions of this section are printed here.



PROUD SUPPORTER (American Red Cross) special license plate, application, fee.

301.3168. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the American Red Cross Trust Fund, may receive specialty personalized license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on specialty license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the American Red Cross derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the American Red Cross. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the American Red Cross Trust Fund, the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a twenty-five dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the words "PROUD SUPPORTER" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross' emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross' emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross specialty personalized plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty personalized plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a member chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design the member must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plate fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2012 S.B. 480 301.4040)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1807, et al. ( 301.4040) and S.B. 480 ( 301.4040) during the 96th General Assembly, Second Regular Session, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions of this section are printed here.



Pony Express special license plate, application, fee.

301.3169. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph, may receive specialty personalized license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The Pony Express Museum will provide a logo to be affixed on specialty license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the Pony Express Museum derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the Pony Express Museum. Any person may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the Pony Express Museum, the museum shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized license plate which shall bear the rider on horseback emblem, and the words "Pony Express" at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued under this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Pony Express Museum's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Pony Express Museum's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a Pony Express specialty personalized plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty personalized plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a member chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design the member must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plate fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al. 301.4042)



National Rifle Association special license plate, application, fee.

301.3170. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any member of the National Rifle Association, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee to the National Rifle Association, may receive specialty personalized license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The National Rifle Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on specialty personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the National Rifle Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the National Rifle Association. Any member of the National Rifle Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the National Rifle Association, the National Rifle Association shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a specialty personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the National Rifle Association, and the words National Rifle Association at the bottom of the plate, in a manner prescribed by the director of revenue. Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates issued pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the National Rifle Association's emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the National Rifle Association's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

4. Prior to the issuance of a National Rifle Association specialty personalized plate authorized under this section the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the specialty personalized plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such specialized license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.

5. The specialty personalized plate shall not be redesigned unless the organization pays the director in advance for all redesigned plate fees for the plate established in this section. If a member chooses to replace the specialty personalized plate for the new design the member must pay the replacement fees prescribed in section 301.300 for the replacement of the existing specialty personalized plate. All other applicable license plates fees in accordance with this chapter shall be required.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1807, et al. 301.4045)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1807, et al. ( 301.4045) and S.B. 480 ( 1) during the 96th General Assembly, Second Regular Session, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions are printed here.



National Rifle Association special license plate, application, fee.

301.3170. 1. Any member of the National Rifle Association, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the National Rifle Association, may receive special license plates for any vehicle the member owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The National Rifle Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem to be affixed on multiyear personalized license plates within the plate area prescribed by the director of revenue and as provided in this section. Any contribution to the National Rifle Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the National Rifle Association. Any member of the National Rifle Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem.

2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the National Rifle Association, that organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a special license plate which shall bear the emblem of the National Rifle Association and the words "National Rifle Association" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design of the standard license plate, shall be clearly visible at night, shall have a reflective white background in the area of the plate configuration, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.

3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the National Rifle Association emblem authorized by this section, but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the organization's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.

(L. 2012 S.B. 480 1)

*This section was enacted by H.B. 1807, et al. ( 301.4045) and S.B. 480 ( 1) during the 96th General Assembly, Second Regular Session, 2012. Due to possible conflict, both versions are printed here.



Military service special license plates for motorcycles, application, fees.

301.4000. Any person who served in the active military service in a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special motorcycle license plates, either solely or jointly, for issuance for any motorcycle subject to the registration fees provided in section 301.055. Any such person shall make application for the special license plates on a form provided by the director of revenue and furnish such proof of service and status as an honorably discharged veteran as the director may require. Upon presentation of the proof of eligibility and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regulation registration fees, and presentation of other documents which may be required by law, the director shall then issue license plates bearing letters or numbers or a combination thereof as determined by the director, with the words "U.S. VET" in place of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". The plates shall be clearly visible at night and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified under this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued under this section is issued for vehicles owned solely or jointly by such person. License plates issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable to any other person except that any registered co-owner of the motorcycle may operate the motorcycle for the duration of the year licensed in the event of the death of the qualified person.

(L. 2002 H.B. 1205, et al. merged with S.B. 644, A.L. 2003 H.B. 187, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1382 & 1158)

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