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Conservation Heritage license plate

Be a driving force for conservation!

Conservation Heritage license plates show how wild you are about fish, forest and wildlife conservation. For a donation to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, we will issue an Emblem Use Authorization (EUA) Statement, which allows you to order the Conservation Heritage plate of your choice.

We will direct your donation to Missouri’s nature centers, outdoor classrooms, stream teams, wildlife habitat and other conservation programs. Drive proud knowing you helped our next generation learn how to conserve, manage and use wildlife resources.

Step 1

To purchase Conservation Heritage license plates, first obtain an Emblem Use Authorization Form (EUA)* by making a $25 (1 year plates) or $50 (2 year plates) tax-deductible donation to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation.**

4 Ways to Obtain an EUA:

1. ONLINE at MDC Permits. 

Click this link or the button below. Verify your personal information. When you reach the “Choose your Permit(s)” page with the permit/license options, you must select the “Plates” tab to see the license plate options. Select the 1 or 2 year option. Pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover). Print your EUA when finished.

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2. By PHONE at 1.800.392.4115

Call during regular office hours to pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover). There is a $1 convenience charge.

3. By VENDOR

Visit a Department of Conservation hunting or fishing permit vendor, including Bass Pro, Conservation Nature Centers and many Missouri Department of Conservation offices. The vendor will print and give you the EUA upon purchase.

4. By MAIL Print this form.

Send completed form and check made out to MCHF to P.O. Box 366, Jefferson City, MO 65102. The EUA will be issued and mailed back to you.


In all cases, you must take a printed copy of your Emblem Use Authorization* (EUA) with you to the DOR office to purchase or renew your plates.


Step 2

AFTER YOU HAVE OBTAINED YOUR MCHF EUA Statement, fill out a specialty license plate application (Form 1716) here. Or you can contact the Missouri Department of Revenue at 573-751-4509 or visit one of their offices for the form.

Online specialty license plate application

When filling out Form 1716, choose your preferred style: “stock” (in step 2 on the form select the “Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (stock) ($15)” option in the middle column) or “personalized” (in step 2 on the form select the “Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation ($15)” option and fill out the information in step 3).


Three plate options

Conservation license plates are available in three designs (bald eagle, bluebird or deer). Each animal tells a unique story about conservation challenges, environmental success and the responsibility of Missourians to ensure the continued presence of wildlife species in our state.


Step 3

After filling out the specialty license plate application (Form 1716), you’ll need to complete the license plate purchasing process with the Department of Revenue. A $15 annual fee applies.

DELIVER IN PERSON OR MAIL (Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Bureau, P.O. Box 569, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0569) the following items to the Department of Revenue:

  • Your MCHF EUA
  • Specialty license plate application
  • Payment of $15

The Department of Revenue will notify you by mail when your plates are ready for pick up from your local license office. It can take 4-6 weeks to receive your plates.

Summary of How to Obtain Your Conservation Heritage License Plate 

 

Additional information

Conservation Heritage license plates are available for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight from 6,000 lb. to 24,000 lb.

The EUA will expire 180 days after the purchase date, so order your conservation plates soon after obtaining your authorization. You must purchase a separate authorization for each conservation plate.

Conservation plates may be ordered at any time, regardless of your current license plate expiration date, However, all Missouri specialty plates expire in July, therefore, we recommend first-time conservation plate holders purchase plates during the first half of the year.

Example of Plate Expiration:

If your regular license plates expire in February 2018 and you are purchasing a Conservation license plate for the first time:

  • One year registration –pay $25 (one year) and your license plates won’t expire until July 2019.
  • Two year registration – pay $50 (two years) and your license plates won’t expire until July 2020.

 


*The EUA is the receipt for your tax-deductible donation to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and is proof of donation that is required to order a plate from the Missouri Department of Revenue.

**Confirm your two-year eligibility with the Department of Revenue prior to making a donation; donations are non-refundable. If you purchase two year plates, save your returned authorization form to renew your annual tags the second year.


About the Artwork

Nationally renowned wildlife artist Al Agnew of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri with his painting Spirit of Freedom, the use of which he donated to the Foundation for the bald eagle license plate.

 


Questions?

Call the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation at 573.634.2080 or 800.227.1488. Once you have ordered your plates from the Department of Revenue, address questions about plates directly to that agency at 573.751.4509 or mvbmail@dor.mo.gov.