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January 18, 2011

State Contract with Potosi License Office Agent Canceled; Office Temporarily Closed and Management Contract Will Be Re-Bid

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Revenue and the Office of Administration have canceled the state contract with Kathleen Marler, the agent of the Potosi License Office.  The office (located at 219 E. High St.) will be closed until a new agent is named.  Customers in the Potosi and Washington County area have nearby offices in which they can conduct driver license, titling and other motor vehicle transactions.

"The Department exercised its option of canceling the contract with the agent after she did not abide by the provisions of the contract that she signed with the state," said Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. "I know this action may inconvenience some customers.  But it's vital that agents comply with the conditions of their contracts, and that customers have confidence that their local offices are being run in an efficient manner."

Marler had been the agent of the Potosi License Office since 2007.  According to estimated figures from Fiscal Year 2010, there were 34,020 transactions and $114,734 in agent fees processed at the office.

There are several other area license offices where Washington County customers can go to conduct transactions.  The offices, their addresses, phone numbers, and operating hours are:

Bonne Terre - 522-A Benham St., (573) 358-3584, Weekdays (except Tuesday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Last Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

De Soto - 324 S. Main St., (636) 586-9228, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Ironton - 116 W. Russell St., (573) 546-3204, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Steelville - 207 W. Main St., (573) 775-3828, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed for lunch (Monday through Friday), 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sullivan - 111 Progress Dr., (573) 860-2328, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Last Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Viburnum - #2 Viburnum Center, (573) 244-3380, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

A list of all license offices is available at http://dor.mo.gov/offloc/.

Citizens with questions about driver license transactions may call (573) 751-4600, and questions about license plate renewal or other motor vehicle-related transactions can be answered by calling (573) 526-3669.  Many questions can also be answered by going to the Department's website at www.dor.mo.gov.

In the near future the Missouri Office of Administration (OA) will issue a Request for Proposal to ask for new bidders to operate the Potosi office.  A copy of the RFP that bidders will use to develop their bids will be able to be viewed at https://www.moolb.mo.gov/.  Additional information regarding the bidding process can be obtained at http://oa.mo.gov/purch/vendorinfo/DORoffices.pdf or by calling OA at (573) 751-2387. 


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