In order to obtain a current vehicle registration or renew license plates from the Missouri Department of Revenue, you must show them a personal property tax receipt or certificate of non-assessment for the prior year.
No Tax Obligations
A non-assessment is issued to a county resident when they had no personal property tax obligation to any county in Missouri for the prior year(s). This certificate is used in lieu of a paid personal property tax receipt when registering a vehicle or renewing license plates. No fee is charged for a certificate of non-assessment.
A taxpayer is presumed to owe taxes on property unless the taxpayer demonstrates qualification for a certificate of non-assessment.