Apply for a New Motor Vehicle or Marine Business License

Welcome to the Missouri Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Bureau, Business Licensing Portal

You may apply for a new motor vehicle or marine business license with the Missouri Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Bureau, using our online portal. You may click on the business license application types below to see the licensing requirements.

Before starting your online business license application, have the following available:

  • All required documentation in an electronic format; and,
  • A credit/debit card for business licenses requiring payment.

Before your new business license application is reviewed and submitted, you may apply for an online account by answering "yes" to "Would you like to apply for a new MyDMV account?" This question is presented to you at the end of your business license application before you select the "review" button. Electronically submitted applications are processed in the order received.

  • If you already have an online account and would like to manage or renew an existing business license, click the "Login" option.
  • If you already have a business license, click on "Create a MyDMV Account" to create a new online account and connect your existing business license(s).

Online Business License Application Types

Dealer, Auction, or Manufacturer License

Apply for authority to operate as a dealer, auction, or manufacturer. You must be licensed by the Department of Revenue when:

  • Selling, bartering, exchanging, or leasing or renting with the option to purchase six or more motor vehicles, boats, recreational vehicles, powersport units, and/or trailers per calendar year.
  • Manufacturing, assembling, or modification of new motor vehicles, trailers, or boats.
  • Taking possession of a motor vehicle whether by consignment, bailment, or any other arrangement, except by title for the purpose of selling motor vehicles at a public auction by a licensed auctioneer.
  • Selling motor vehicles only to other new motor vehicle franchise dealers, used motor vehicle dealers, or via auctions limited to other dealers of any class.
  • Defined as one of the following classes: boat dealer, franchised new motor vehicle dealer, used motor vehicle dealer, wholesale motor vehicle dealer, recreational motor vehicle dealer, historic motor vehicle dealer, classic motor vehicle dealer, Powersport dealer, or trailer dealer.

You will need the following in order to apply online:

  • Ability to upload the following documents, depending on your operation type:
    • Inspection and Certification,
    • Corporate Surety Bond or Letter of Irrevocable Credit,
    • Garage Policy (excludes manufacturers, auctions, and trailer dealers),
    • Photograph,
    • Franchise Agreement (applies only to franchise motor vehicle dealers),
    • Manufacturer’s Letter of Appointment (applies only to manufacturers),
    • Dealer Seminar (applies only to used motor vehicle dealers),
    • Name-based criminal record for each owner listed on the license, and
    • Mail-to letter signed by the post office, if your mailing address is different than your physical address.
  • Ability to pay any licensure and/or processing fees.

Click Here to Apply for a License

Lease Rental

Apply for authority to operate as a leasing company. If engaging in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles, trailers, boats, or outboard motors, which are to be used exclusively for rental or lease purposes, and not for resale, you must be licensed by the Department of Revenue.

NOTE: A Lease Rental License is not required if taxes are paid on vehicles at time of titling and registration.

You do not need to upload supporting documents or pay licensure and/or processing fees when applying for this license.

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Salvage

Apply for authority to operate as a salvage business. You must be licensed by the Department of Revenue when:

  • Selling used parts of or used accessories for vehicles as a used parts dealer;
  • Salvaging, wrecking, or dismantling vehicles for resale of the parts as a salvage dealer or dismantler;
  • Rebuilding and repairing four or more wrecked or dismantled vehicles in a calendar year as a rebuilder or body shop; or
  • Scrapping vehicles or vehicle parts as a scrap processor.

You will need the following in order to apply online:

  • Ability to upload the following documents:
    • Inspection and Certification,
    • Photograph,
    • Name-based criminal record for each owner listed on the license, and
    • Mail-to letter signed by the post office, if your mailing address is different than your physical address.
  • Ability to pay any licensure and/or processing fees.

Click Here to Apply for a License

Title Service

Apply for authority to operate as a title service agent. You must be licensed by the Department of Revenue when acting as an agent in obtaining a certificate of ownership of a motor vehicle, for a fee.

You will need the following in order to apply online:

  • Ability to upload the following documents:
    • Corporate Surety Bond or Letter of Irrevocable Credit, and
    • Name-based criminal record for each owner listed on the license.
  • Ability to pay any licensure and/or processing fees.

Click Here to Apply for a License