Missourians invited to help select bicentennial license plate

Missouri Bicentennial License Plate Sample

All Missourians can celebrate 200 years of statehood with a new automobile license plate that will be out in time for the Show-Me State’s bicentennial in 2021, and the public is invited to vote on the design options presented below.

On July 1, 2016, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2380, authorizing the bicentennial plate. The legislation was sponsored by Glen Kolkmeyer, Missouri state representative from the 53rd District. Dave Schatz, senator from the 26th District, helped ensure the effort progressed on the senate floor.

The plate will be issued to Missouri drivers starting on January 1, 2019. More information about the process for selecting Missouri’s next license plate can be found on the Department of Revenue’s website.

There are public meetings scheduled in four locations throughout the state to invite public input on the final design.  The dates and locations of these meeting are below.  All public meetings will start at 6:00 p.m.

October 11, 2016Missouri Department of Transportation
Kansas City District
600 NE Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
October 25, 2016Missouri Department of Transportation
Transportation Management Center
14301 South Outer 40 Road
Town & Country, MO 63017
November 1, 2016Three Rivers College – Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


The State Historical Society of Missouri website has been updated to allow Missourians to vote on potential license plate designs and provide feedback for the Advisory Committee

The Bicentennial License Plate Advisory Committee, created by HB 2380, and the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Bicentennial Committee thank you for taking part in this historic process. If you would like to share comments or feedback about the designs, please email [email protected].