Registering Your Vehicle in Missouri

Here at South Jersey Auto Tags we help auto dealers in Missouri quickly get the registrations, tags, and titles they need in a timely manner to ensure that the sales process goes off without a hitch. We invite you to contact us or fill out our online quote form for fast service.

For Fast Service:

Mandatory with all transactions

  • State issued photo identification
  • Proof of Missouri insurance
  • South Jersey Auto Tags Power of Attorney

Missouri Residents

  • The Certificate of Title, properly signed over to you, or Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
  • A signed Application for Missouri Title and License (Form 108)
  • An identification number and odometer (ID/OD) inspection
  • An Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 3019), if applicable
  • A notarized Lien Release (Form 4809), if applicable

New Missouri Residents

  • Original title, or proof of ownership in accordance with the laws of your previous state where the vehicle is currently titled in your name
  • A signed Application for Missouri Title and License (Form 108)
  • Identification number and odometer (ID/OD) inspection
  • A Missouri safety inspection not more than 60 days old;
  • An emissions inspection not more than 60 days old, if you reside in St. Louis City or the following counties: Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, or St. Louis, if applicable.

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If ownership of the motor vehicle was transferred to you on a title issued by another state or country. This inspection can be completed by a Missouri authorized inspection station. A safety inspection, not more than 60 days old, will satisfy this requirement;

If there is a lien on the vehicle, and your lienholder is in possession of your title, you will need to obtain the title from the lienholder to submit with your application. The lien will remain in force, and when the Missouri title is issued, the lien will appear on the face of the title. Missouri titles are mailed to the vehicle owner unless a request is made to have the title mailed to the lienholder.

Even model year vehicles must be safety and emissions inspected (unless exempt) in even calendar years, and odd model year vehicles must be inspected (unless exempt) in odd calendar years.

NOTE: Effective August 28, 2019, motor vehicles for the first ten years following the model year of manufacture, and having less than 150,000 miles on the odometer are exempt from the safety inspection requirement. Example: For a 2015 vehicle where the mileage continues to be less than 150,000 miles at the time of registration or registration renewal, the vehicle would be exempt from the safety inspection through 2025.