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Downtown St. Louis DMV Closes Permanently Due to Rising Costs and Staff Shortages

Jefferson City Hall DMV

The Missouri Department of Revenue Licensing Office in St. Louis City Hall will permanently close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday amid mounting operational costs and ongoing staffing shortages.

St. Louis Collector of Revenue Gregg Daly's office cited unsustainable maintenance expenses and persistent staffing issues at the City Hall location as the key reasons for its closure. The office decided against placing a bid to continue operating the facility.

The City Hall DMV offered a wide range of services, including vehicle licensing, renewal, registration, titling, license renewals, voter registration, disabled placards, and state photo ID services. In response to increased car thefts in the area, the DMV also sold anti-theft devices, such as steering wheel clubs, at a reduced cost.

This closure forces patrons of the downtown DMV to seek alternative locations for their motor vehicle and driver's license services. The following locations, nearest to downtown St. Louis, remain open for service:

Additionally, the Missouri Department of Revenue has announced the temporary closure of the Ferguson DMV facility at 10425 West Florissant until further notice.