How to Register a Car in the City of St. Louis

Steps to register a Motor Vehicle in the City of St. Louis

Overview

Residents of the City of St. Louis must register their motor vehicle with the city.

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

To register your vehicle and receive or renew license plates you must obtain and bring the following to any Missouri Department of Revenue fee office:   

or 

  • A property tax waiver from the City Assessor's office if no personal property tax was assessed for the prior year.

In addition, you must provide:

  • The vehicle's title or the bill of sale.
  • Missouri Highway Patrol safety inspection (not more than 60 days old)
  • Emissions inspection notice (not more than 60 days old)
  • 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.

Instructions

In-Person 

  1. Go to the Department of Revenue Licensing Office for the State of Missouri located in City Hall: 

    St. Louis City Hall Fee Office 
    1200 Market Street Room 111 
    St. Louis, MO 63103

  2. Present Paid personal property tax receipt or a property tax waiver, and the documents outlined in the preparation section.
  3. Pay total assessed fees by check or credit card.

Online

  1. Personal Identification Number (PIN) printed on your renewal notice.
  2. Visit the Missouri Department of Revenue Motor Vehicles Office.

Fees

Fee varies based on services.

What to Expect

  • For registering your vehicle In Person you will have same day car renewal and registration.
  • Online from the State of Missouri registration may vary.

Additional Information

Two Year Registration

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

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.

Report Lost or Stolen License Plates or Tags

How to Report 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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