• Vehicle licensing and titling is handled by the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR). Taxpayers should direct questions regarding licensing and titling to the DOR or to the local motor vehicle branch offices. Visit the DOR's Web site for questions and answers concerning vehicle licensing. 









Renew your license plates online at plates.mo.gov.

  • What do I need to provide to the DOR to license my vehicle in Missouri?
    • Proof of ownership such as the title, registration form, renewal slip, or application for title; and
    • Proof of insurance on the vehicle being licensed; and
    • Valid safety inspection on the vehicle, most new vehicles do not require a safety inspection; and
    • Current personal property tax receipt or certificate of non-assessment (tax waiver).
  • ‚ÄčThe DeKalb County Collector's office can provide a duplicate paid personal property tax receipt for a $1.00 charge. Certificates of non-assessment can be obtained from the assessor's office for an additional charge.


  • What if I recently moved to DeKalb County from another state and have never paid personal property tax in Missouri?
    • If you have recently moved to DeKalb County, you will need to visit the DeKalb County Assessor's office in the basement of the courthouse, or by phone at 816.449.2212 ext. 1. Please bring proof of ownership such as the title, registration form, renewal slip, or application for title. Once a personal property tax account has been established, you can obtain a certificate of non-assessment from the assessor's office.


  • What if I recently moved to Dekalb County from another county in Missouri?
    • If you have a current paid property tax receipt from your previous county, you will take that receipt along with the other required information to the DMV branch office. However, it is important that you contact the DeKalb County assessor's office and let them know you are now a resident of DeKalb County and need to be placed on the tax rolls.
    • Several counties in Missouri, including DeKalb County, provide the DOR with paid personal property tax information. The local branch offices should be able to electronically access these personal property records if you do not have a copy of your tax receipt.
    • If your previous county does not provide paid personal property tax information to the DOR, the DeKalb County Collector's office can contact your previous county and verify that there are no outstanding personal property taxes in your name. Once proof of taxes have been paid or accounted for, the DeKalb County collector's office can issue you a certificate of non-assessment which will allow you to license your vehicle.


  • What if I have never owned a vehicle or have not owned a vehicle in several years?
    • You will need to visit the DeKalb County assessor's office in the basement of the courthouse, or by phone at 816.449.2212. Please bring proof of ownership such as the title, registration form, renewal slip, or application for title. Once a personal property tax account has been established, you can obtain a certificate of non-assessment from the collector's office.


  • What if my vehicle is not listed on my personal property tax receipt?
    • The vehicles listed on your personal property tax receipt should be those that you owned on January 1 of the tax year. If the purchase date of the vehicle in question was later than January 1 of the tax year, then your tax receipt will be sufficient as is. The license bureau will verify that the vehicle was not taxable for that year based on the purchase date.
    • If your vehicle was owned on January 1, and it is not listed on the paid personal property tax receipt, contact the DeKalb County Assessor's office in the basement of the courthouse, or by phone at 816.449.2212 ext. 1, so that your personal property account may be updated accordingly.


  • How much sales tax will I have to pay for my vehicle?
    • The DOR provides a sales tax calculator to estimate the tax you may have to pay when you purchase a vehicle. Sales tax is based on the the sale price of the vehicle, net any trade-in or rebates that may apply. The sales tax rate that applies depends on where you reside, not where the vehicle is purchased.


  • Sales tax/use rate charts are also available from the DOR's Web site.



Any questions?  Feel free to contact us:

DeKalb County Collector
PO Box 522
Maysville MO 64469

dekalbcoll@unitedfiber.emiail

P: 816.449.5810 ext.3
F: 816.449.7938