Motor Vehicle, Trailer, ATV and Watercraft Tax Calculator
The Department collects taxes when an applicant applies for title on a motor vehicle, trailer, all-terrain vehicle, boat, or outboard motor (unit), regardless of the purchase date, as follows:
- Unit sold by a Missouri dealer – state sales tax and local sales tax.
- Unit sold by an out-of-state dealer or by any individual (whether a Missouri or out-of-state individual) – state use tax and local option use tax if the applicant's city or county imposes a local option use tax. The sale of the unit is not subject to local sales tax.
For additional information click on the links below:
Motor vehicle titling and registration
Motor vehicle title penalties
Boat and outboard motor titling and registration
Boat and outboard motor title penalties
Trailer titling and registration
All-terrain vehicle titling and registration
Buying new license plates
Personalized and specialty plates
Gifting a unit