News Releases

February 3, 2012

Koester & Koester is New Agent for Lakeview (Branson West) License Office

JEFFERSON CITY - The management contract for the Lakeview (Branson West) License Office has been awarded to an experienced license office agent.

Koester & Koester, LLC of Bowling Green, MO, will be the new agent for the Lakeview License Office.  The company was chosen as part of a competitive bidding process that is used for all of Missouri's 182 local license offices.

Koester & Koester has previous experience running license offices, as it has been the agent of the Fulton and Mexico license offices since 2009, the Bowling Green License Office since 2011, and the Branson License Office since earlier this year.  The company's winning bid for the Lakeview License Office was one of two submitted.  The office will stay at its current location at 11016 E. State Highway 76, Suite 34, in the Claybough Plaza Mall in Branson West.

According to figures from Fiscal Year 2011, there were 36,294 transactions conducted at the office, and it generated $122,037 in agent processing fees.

Bidders have the option of returning part of the office revenues to the state.  The company's winning bid includes a 4 percent ($4,881) annual return to state. 

All local license offices provide services that are overseen by the Department of Revenue, but each office is operated by an independent agent. 

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