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Modified to Become an RV
To title and register a unit modified to become a Recreational Vehicle (RV), the following documents and fees are to be mailed to the central office (address on application):
Application for Missouri Title and License (Form 10
Properly assigned title.
Vehicle Examination Certificate (DOR-551) completed by Missouri Highway Patrol (form purchased from your local license office);
Paid personal property tax receipt;
Safety and emissions inspections (if applicable); and
Proof of insurance.
State and local tax (if applicable);
Processing ($6.00 for registration and $6.00 for the title); and
Title penalty, if applicable.
A recreational vehicle (RV) or motor home is a motor vehicle designed or modified to be used for temporary housing quarters, which includes sleeping and eating facilities. The temporary housing quarters must:
• Be permanently attached to a motor vehicle;
• Contain permanently installed independent life support systems which meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards (the guidelines can be purchased from the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety); and
• Provide at least four of the following facilities:
o Cooking, refrigeration, or ice box;
o Self-contained toilet;
o Heating, air conditioning, or both;
o A portable water supply system which includes a faucet and sink; and
o Separate 110-125 volt electrical power, LP gas supply, or both.
Once modified you can title and register as an RV, but must submit a Vehicle Examination Certificate (Form 551) completed by an authorized officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) along with the certificate of title and applicable title and registration fees
• The modified vehicle must meet specific guidelines which may be purchased from the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety.