Courtesy Missouri Department of Revenue
JEFFERSON CITY — As license offices across the state begin reopening to the public, the Department of Revenue is encouraging Missourians to renew their vehicle registrations earlier in the month. The Department anticipates heavier than usual traffic at the end of May. Customers are also encouraged to consider renewing their vehicle registrations online if they are able to do so.
In response to COVID-19, the Department previously granted an automatic two-month extension to vehicle owners with registrations (license plates) expiring in the months of March and April. Vehicle owners with license plates that expired in March have until May 31, 2020, to visit a license office to renew their license plates without paying a late penalty. Similarly, vehicle owners with license plates that expired in April have until June 30, 2020, to visit a license office to renew without paying a late penalty.
“Between the uptick in license office traffic we generally see toward the end of the month and the fact that the extensions the Department granted for plate renewals will start expiring at the end of May, we are preparing to see an influx of customers at license offices,” said Director of Revenue Ken Zellers. “To help lessen the strain, we are encouraging customers to renew their registrations earlier in the month and to consider using our online renewal system, which is a fast, convenient way to renew license plates from the comfort of home.”
For more information about the Department’s online renewal system, visit: dor.mo.gov/motorv/plates/renew.php. The latest license office openings and the Department’s extensions related to COVID-19 can be found at dor.mo.gov/open.php.