News Releases

March 22, 2011

Driver License Applications, Renewals & Permits Can't Be Processed in Missouri on March 26

JEFFERSON CITY - Due to an upgrade of a records database, Missouri's local license offices will not be able to process applications for new, renewal and duplicate driver licenses and driver permits Saturday, March 26.  License offices open on this day will be able to complete all motor vehicle transactions such as renewing license plates, obtaining motor vehicle titles, and paying sales tax on vehicle purchases.

The National Driver Register (NDR) has advised all states that its Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) will be unavailable March 26 due to an upgrade of the system.  This system is used to ensure that persons applying for new and renewed driver licenses, including commercial driver licenses, do not have any out-of-state driving violations, suspensions or revocations.  Under Missouri law, out-of-state violations, suspensions and revocations can affect driving privileges in Missouri.

"Although the license offices won't be able to process driver licenses on this date, the offices that will be open will still be able to help customers with other transactions," said Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue.  "I urge persons who have driver licenses expiring on that day to get their license renewed before Saturday."

Of Missouri's 183 local license offices, 136 are scheduled to be open on March 26.  Operating hours, contact information and locations of all local license offices are online at http://dor.mo.gov/offloc/

"For the offices that will be closed on March 26, the computer upgrade will not be an issue," Barragán-Scott said.  "Customers of the other offices, however, need to know that driver licenses and permits won't be processed this day so that the computer system can be updated to improve performance and security."

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