Car Registration

How to register a car online and in person.

Overview

If you live in the City of St. Louis, you may be eligible to renew your plates online at the Missouri Department of Revenue website. If you are eligible for this convenient option, a Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be printed on your renewal notice.

If not eligible, visit the Department of Revenue Licensing Office at City Hall or find a location near you.

Preparation

Generally, to register your automobile and receive or renew license plates you must bring the following to any Missouri Department of Revenue fee office:   

a paid personal property tax receipt from the Collector of Revenue's office 
or 
a property tax waiver from the City Assessor's office. 

To Obtain:

Personal Property Tax Receipt - lookup and print your tax receipt

Personal Property Tax Waiver - One has to go in person to the Assessor's Office to obtain a personal property tax waiver.  To obtain a waiver bring the following:

  • The vehicle's title or the bill of sale
  • Proper identification: Driver's license, (if your license has your social security number you need not bring anything else)
  • Social security card with an additional form of ID.

Relocation - If you have recently moved to the City of St. Louis, you must obtain your property tax waiver from the county in which you lived on January 1st.

Two Year Registration - If you are applying for a 2-year registration, you will need the past 2 years worth of paid tax receipts.)

Instructions

In Person 

Present:
  1. Paid personal property tax receipt  or a property tax waiver
  2. Current insurance identification card (original or copy) or other proof of financial responsibility.
  3. Missouri Highway Patrol safety inspection certificate not more than 60 days old, unless exempt. Most auto repair shops can perform the required safety inspection.
  4. Emissions inspection notice that is not more than 60 days old, unless exempt (i.e., vehicles more than 26 years old and all motorcycles are exempt). Emissions tests are only required every two years.
Online
  1. Personal Identification Number (PIN) printed on your renewal notice.
  2. Visit the Missouri Department of Revenue Motor Vehicles Office

What to Expect

 In Person, same day car renewal.

Additional Information

Lost or Stolen License Plates or Tags

Contact

Collector - City Hall Fee Office

(314) 622-4231

1200 Market
Room 111
St. Louis, Mo 63103

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Contact the Collector - City Hall Fee Office

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