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November 14, 2019

Department of Revenue introduces new temporary registration permit design aimed at deterring fraud

JEFFERSON CITY

Starting today, license offices and motor vehicle dealers throughout the state will begin receiving temporary registration permits with enhanced security features. The Missouri Department of Revenue is introducing the new tamper-evident design to aid in deterring the creation and use of fraudulent motor vehicle, trailer and motorcycle temporary registration permits.

To reduce waste, motor vehicle dealers and Department of Revenue contract license offices are being encouraged to deplete their stock of the current temporary permit design. It is projected that all Missouri motor vehicle dealers and contract license offices will be utilizing the new tamper-evident permit stock no later than Feb. 1, 2020.

The tamper-evident features include a reflective, motion-effect holographic image that can be seen day and night, as well as an anti-copy “VOID” pantograph that becomes visible when photocopied.

“The Department of Revenue is excited to offer Missouri citizens more effective security solutions for temporary registration permits,” said Director of Revenue Ken Zellers. “We always strive to ensure proper registration and identification of vehicles operated on Missouri roadways, and anything that aids law enforcement and keeps vehicles legal and safe is a win for Missouri.”

In the first six months of 2019, nearly 350,000 temporary registration permits were issued for motor vehicles, trailers and motorcycles. For more information about Missouri’s temporary registration permits, visit www.dor.mo.gov.

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