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August 26, 2009

Proof of Insurance Now Required for Temporary Registration Permits

Beginning on August 28, 2009, proof of financial responsibility (insurance) will be required in order to purchase a temporary registration permit for a motor vehicle.  This new requirement is due to legislation enacted this year by the Missouri General Assembly.

Temporary permits are available at local license offices, the central office in Jefferson City, and at participating licensed motor vehicle dealers when plates are not available to be transferred to newly-acquired motor vehicles, trailers, or motorcycles.  All purchasers of temporary permits will be required to show proof of insurance, regardless of whether the permit is purchased directly from the Department of Revenue or through a motor vehicle dealership. Proof of insurance can be satisfied by showing a valid insurance card, other insurance company documentation, or a self-insurance card issued by the Missouri Department of Revenue.