Reasons to renew your plates online

You may be eligible to renew online if:

  • You have a PIN (personal identification number) printed on your license plate renewal notice.
  • Your county collector’s office has transmitted property tax payment information to the Department for the vehicle, trailer, or ATV you are renewing. You can check here for a list of the participating counties. It may take some time before the county transmits your payment information to the Department. Until we receive the property tax payment information and it posts to our system, you may be unable to renew online. The department will continue to work with nonparticipating counties to electronically obtain their property tax information. Contact your county assessor or collector to help encourage participation.
  • You have a paid personal property tax receipt that lists the vehicle you are renewing. How to get your personal property tax receipt.
  • Your registration is not yet expired, or is expired less than 90 days.
  • You use E-Check, a debit card, or major credit card. A convenience fee will be added to your transaction.
    • For a small convenience fee (Only $0.50 for E-Check transactions and 2.0% + $0.25 for credit/debit card transactions), you can renew your license plates quickly online and avoid driving to a license office and waiting in line.

If you did not receive your registration renewal notice, you may still be able to renew online using the alternate log in process by entering information from your registration. If that is not successful, you may renew at any Missouri license office, by mail, or by phone at 573-751-1957 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your local license office may also provide phone-in renewal services. Visit for more information. Please click here for information about the documents and fees required to renew your registration.

If you would like to verify your eligibility to renew online and obtain your PIN, you may contact the Department at Please include the following information in your request:

  • Owner name;
  • Year and make of vehicle;
  • VIN (last 5 digits);
  • Current plate number; and
  • Expiration date.

NOTE: If you do not receive your new registration plates or tabs before your current registration expires, you can use a temporary vehicle registration receipt as proof of registration. This receipt is valid for up to 30 days or upon receipt of your plates or tabs in the mail. Simply print the registration receipt at the end of your online transaction and carry it in your vehicle at all times.


Renew License Plates Online!