DMV Point System in Missouri
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You earn points whenever you are found guilty of disobeying traffic laws. The amount of points earned is based on the severity of the offense. For example, speeding is worth three points and committing a felony involving a motor vehicle is worth 12 points.
To find out how many points you have on your driving record, call (573) 526-2407 or email: email@example.com
To learn what infractions can receive points and how many are assessed for various violations, consult the Point System Violation Description Table. (You will need the free Adobe Reader to download and read this file.)
Driving record point accumulation is a serious matter.
- If you accumulate four or more points in a 12-month period, the Driver Licensing Division will send you a warning letter stating that you are in danger of losing your driving privileges.
- If you accumulate eight or more points in an 18-month period, your driver's license will be suspended for 30 days. If you've previously had your license suspended for accumulating too many points, you'll lose your driving privileges for 60 days on the second suspension and 90 days on any subsequent suspensions.
- If you accumulate 12 or more points in 12 months, 18 or more points in 24 months, or 24 or more points in 36 months, your Missouri driver's license will be suspended for one year.
You cannot drive while your license is suspended unless you've applied for a limited driving privilege permit. This permit allows you to drive to school, work, doctor's appointments, or other essential activities. However, not all drivers are eligible to receive such a permit.
Whenever you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the DOR. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.
After your license has been suspended for violating the DOR point system, you'll need to provide a completed SR-22 proof of insurance form from your insurance company, and pay a $20 reinstatement fee to get your driving privileges reinstated.
If your license was suspended as the result of an alcohol-related offense, you'll need to provide a completed SR-22 proof of insurance form, pay a $45 reinstatement fee, and complete a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program to get your driving privileges reinstated.
You will not need to retake the written or driving tests if your license has been expired for less than six months, or was revoked rather than suspended.
You cannot have your license reinstated through your local contract office. Instead, when your suspension is up, bring your forms and your check or money order to:
- Driver License Bureau
- Truman State Office Building
- 301 West High Street Room 470
- Jefferson City, MO
- (573) 526-2407
Or, simply mail your payment and forms to:
- Driver License Bureau
- P.O. Box 200
- Jefferson City, MO 65105-0200
Missouri removes tickets from your record after three years have passed; if the violation or point accumulation led to suspension or revocation, five years must pass before point reduction.
However, certain types of serious offenses will never be fully erased from your driving record.
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- DMV Point System Basics: What Are Points and How Do I Get Rid of Them?
- The Perils of Accumulating Driving Record Points
- How Long Points Stay on Your Driving Record
- Actions That Lead to the Loss of Driving Privileges
- How to Check Your DMV Points
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