Guide to applying for a MO motorcycle license. Required ID, age limits, drivers ed, fees, driving restrictions, etc

You can apply for a motorcycle permit and license at any Driver Examination Station in Missouri. In order to apply for a motorcycle license you must first apply for a motorcycle permit.

New Applicants Over 16

Listed below are the requirements to obtain a motorcycle permit:

  1. Complete the application form– original must be submitted in person; no photocopies are allowed.
  2. Pay an application fee ($3.50).
  3. Pass the vision test.
  4. Pass the written motorcycle operator test and the road sign test. See practice tests for more information on the written exam.
  5. Take your driver examination record to any MVDL office.
  6. Submit proof of identification.

New Applicants Between 15 and 16

In addition to the above requirements, applicants under 16 must:

  1. You must have passed an approved rider training course. Please see Driver’s Education and Driving Schools for additional details.
  2. Pay an additional $5.25.
  3. Supply signed consent from a parent or guardian.

Motorcycle Permit

Once you complete the aforementioned prerequisites, you will be given a motorcycle permit. This permit will allow you to practice driving a motorcycle.

Motorcycle Permit Restrictions

With your instruction permit you are not permitted to:

  • Drive during the evening.
  • Ride with any passengers.

Motorcycle Permit Restrictions for Riders Under 16

If you are under 16 years of age, you are not permitted to:

  • Ride beyond a radius of 50 miles from your present address.
  • Drive during the evening.
  • Ride with any passengers.
  • Ride a motorcycle with an engine capacity exceeding 250cc.

Applying for a Motorcycle License

  1. Schedule a skills test with a Driver Examination Station.
  2. On passing, you will be issued a motorcycle license or an endorsement if you have an existing license.


The permit costs $3.50 for applicants over 16 and $6.25 for those older. A license costs $10 for 3 years validity and $20 for 6 years. If the application expires, some steps to acquiring the permit or license may have to be repeated.

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