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November 01, 2011

New Agent Selected for Aurora License Office

JEFFERSON CITY - The Aurora License Office will soon have a new management team.

The Mount Vernon Area Community Foundation will be the new agent for the Aurora License Office.  The winning proposal was chosen as part of a competitive bidding process that is used for all of Missouri's 183 local license offices.

The Mount Vernon Area Community Foundation has previous experience running a license office, as it has been the agent of the Mount Vernon License Office since 2005.  The foundation, established in 2005, is a regional affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and provides grants to area organizations to support community projects.  The foundation's winning bid for the Aurora License Office was one of two submitted.  The Aurora office will stay at its current location of 316 E. Church St.

According to figures from Fiscal Year 2011, there were 25,002 transactions conducted at the office, and it generated $84,767 in agent processing fees.

Bidders have the option of returning part of the office revenues to the state.  The foundation's winning bid includes a 1 percent ($847) 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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