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November 16, 2010

Dept. of Revenue Announces New Agent for Gallatin License Office

JEFFERSON CITY - Heather Stephenson will be the new agent for the Gallatin Motor Vehicle and License Office.  The winning proposal was chosen as part of a competitive bidding process for all of Missouri's local license offices.

The winning bid was one of two submitted for the office.  Stephenson is the current agent for the Milan License Office.  The Gallatin License Office will continue to be at 400 N. Main St., Suite 1, when it reopens, and Stephenson will announce the opening date for the office.

The Gallatin office has been closed since early August after the contract with the former agent, Julie Vyrostek, was canceled.

During the remaining days before the new office opens, all motor vehicle-related business - such as getting a driver license, obtaining or renewing license plates, or other transactions such as paying sales tax on a motor vehicle or obtaining a motor vehicle title - can be conducted at other area license offices.  The closest offices to Gallatin, their addresses, phone numbers and hours of operation are:

Bethany - 3105 Miller, (660) 425-3117, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; last two business days of the month, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cameron - 217 N. Chestnut, (816) 632-4830, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Chillicothe - 730 S. Washington, (660) 646-5418, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last four business days of the month, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kingston - 49 E. Main St., (816) 586-3851, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed for lunch, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Maysville - 104 W. Main St., (816) 449-5252, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed for lunch (Monday through Friday), Noon to 1 p.m.

Trenton - 617 Main St., (660) 359-4324, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A listing of all 183 license offices, contact information and driving directions can be accessed at http://dor.mo.gov/offloc/.

According to figures from Fiscal Year 2010, there were an estimated 12,195 transactions conducted at the Gallatin office, and it generated about $40,396 in agent processing fees.

Gov. Jay Nixon authorized the Missouri Department of Revenue to implement the new bidding system in January of 2009; it became state law in the summer of 2009 with broad bi-partisan support.   

Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, said she was pleased the Gallatin office would be reopening.

"A new agent means a fresh start for the Gallatin License Office," she said.  "I'm confident that citizens in the Gallatin and Daviess County area will be pleased with the office's new service."

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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