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What are enhanced security tabs?

The Department of Revenue is producing “enhanced security tabs” that display a vehicle’s unique license plate number directly on the tab itself, thereby enabling law enforcement to quickly and easily detect whether the tab on the vehicle matches the license plate.

What are the benefits of receiving enhanced security tabs?

  • License plate number is printed on the tab
  • Tabs are printed in a large, easy-to-read font
  • Tabs are used for all vehicle type registrations
  • Tabs are easily placed in the middle of the regular license plates
  • Perforations (kiss-cuts) in the tab reduce tab theft
  • Law enforcement can identify tab and plate association

Where can I obtain enhanced security tabs?

Renew Online (plates.mo.gov)

Jefferson City Location:

  • Jefferson City Central Office, 301 W. High, Room 370 (walk-in and mail-in transactions)

Kansas City Locations:

  • 615 East 13th Street, Suite 111
  • 6138 Raytown Trafficway - Raytown
  • 2600 Burlington, Suite 100
  • 1200 Main Street - Grandview
  • 16643 East 23rd Street - Independence

Springfield Locations:

  • 149 Park Central Square, Room 252
  • 3061 South Fremont
  • 1002 South Glenstone
  • 243 US Highway 60 West - Republic

St. Louis Locations:

  • Central West End License Office, 3917 Lindell Blvd
  • South Kingshighway, 4628 South Kingshighway
  • Downtown License Office, 1200 Market Street, Room 111
  • Northside, 1408 North Kingshighway, Suite 102

When can I obtain enhanced security tabs?

At the time of your next new vehicle or renewal registration transaction, at the office locations listed above.

If my registration doesn’t expire for several months, may I still obtain enhanced security tabs for my vehicle?

Yes. You will pay an $8.50 replacement fee and a $3.50 processing fee. You will be required to sign an affidavit indicating you will destroy your existing tabs.

If I just renewed my current registration, may I still obtain enhanced security tabs for my vehicle?

Yes. You will pay an $8.50 replacement fee and a $3.50 processing fee. You will be required to sign an affidavit indicating you will destroy your existing tabs.

Can I obtain enhanced security tabs through the mail?

Yes. You must submit the following items to complete the mail-in transaction:

  • A completed Application for Replacement Plate(s)/Tab(s) (Form 1576) You must sign the form before a notary public, and mark the box for “REQUESTING ENHANCED SECURITY TAB(S)” as the reason for replacement; and
  • The $12 fee ($8.50 replacement fee and $3.50 processing fee).

Mail completed form along with fees to:

Motor Vehicle Bureau
Replacement Tabs
PO Box 100
Jefferson City, MO 65105-0100