Obtain An Identification Card In Missouri

Do you need to apply for a state ID in Missouri? The ID card application doesn't have to be complicated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to know about getting an ID card and renewing an ID card. You will also learn how to replace your ID card in Missouri or purchase a duplicate Missouri ID card. Select from the options below to get started:

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If you prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

Regardless of why you do not own a driver's license, you will still need to apply for an ID card for various reasons, ranging from leisure activities to travel. Getting an ID card in Missouri is simple, and you should begin the ID card application process as soon as you are ready.

Obtaining a new ID card

To apply for an ID, you should visit your local DOR office.


The cost of a Missouri identification card is $11.


To get a state ID card in Missouri, you must provide as many of the following documents as you can:

  • Completed application
  • Social Security card or proof of SSN like a W-2 or 1099
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Government employee ID
  • Military ID
  • Marriage certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Paystub with your name and Social Security Number

You may also need additional forms of identification if one of the above documents does not contain a photo. For a list of these documents, click here.

What is a Missouri state ID?

A state ID is an acceptable replacement for a drivers license typically used by minors, the elderly or by anyone who does not want a drivers license, but still needs identification in Missouri. For more information on how to get an identification card in Missouri, click here.

ID card renewal

Your ID card will expire after six years on your birthday. You will need to renew your ID card in-person at your local driving license office. You will receive a renewal reminder through the mail. On the back of your card, you will see instructions on how to renew your ID card.

If you are age 69 and under, your ID card will expire every six years on your birthdate.

If you are age 70 or over, your ID card will NOT expire.

The cost of renewing your state ID is $11. If you renew online, you can pay with a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

Replacement ID cards

If you have a lost, stolen or damaged ID card, you will need to replace it with a new card. You can replace your ID card in-person at your nearest driver license office.

If your ID is NOT due to expire within the next six months, the transaction will be processed as a duplicate with the same expiration date as your ID card.

If your ID is due to expire with the next six months, the transaction will be processed as a renewal.

The cost of replacing an ID card is $11.

You can learn more about what is required to replace a license by clicking here.

For more information, call 573-526-2407, or go to: http://dor.mo.gov/contact/

For a list of related services, see below:

Obtain a new driver's license here.
Renew a driver's license here.
Replace a driver's license here.