How to register a car online and in person.
OverviewIf 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.
PreparationGenerally, to register your automobile and receive or renew license plates you must bring the following to any Missouri Department of Revenue fee 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.)
- Paid personal property tax receipt or a property tax waiver
- Current insurance identification card (original or copy) or other proof of financial responsibility.
- Missouri Highway Patrol safety inspection certificate not more than 60 days old, unless exempt. Most auto repair shops can perform the required safety inspection.
- 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.
- Personal Identification Number (PIN) printed on your renewal notice.
- Visit the Missouri Department of Revenue Motor Vehicles Office
What to Expect
In Person, same day car renewal.
Collector - City Hall Fee Office
St. Louis, Mo 63103
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.