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  301.265.  Trip permits — fees — entry without permit, effect — prepayment not required if agreement with other states. — 1.  The owner of any motor vehicle or, in the event the motor vehicle is legally operated by someone other than the owner, then the operator thereof, which is duly and legally registered in some other jurisdiction but which cannot legally be operated on Missouri highways under the provisions of section 301.271, or under the provisions of any applicable agreement duly entered into by the Missouri highway reciprocity commission, which is operated on the highways of this state only occasionally by such owner or operator, may in lieu of the payment of the registration fee for such vehicle, obtain a trip permit from the department of revenue authorizing the operation of such vehicle on the highways of this state for a period of not to exceed seventy-two hours.  The trip permit is valid for use by any owner or operator who uses the vehicle during the seventy-two hour period.  The fee for such trip permit shall be ten dollars and shall be collected by the department of revenue and deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state highway department fund except when an agreement has been negotiated with another jurisdiction whereby prepayment is not required.  In such cases, the terms of the agreement shall prevail.  When such trip permit fee has been paid on a motor vehicle, no registration or fee shall be required for a trailer or semitrailer duly and legally registered in any jurisdiction and propelled by such motor vehicle.  The director of revenue shall prescribe rules and regulations to effectuate the purpose of this section.  Application for such trip permits shall be made on a form prescribed by and shall contain such information as may be required by the director of revenue.

  2.  The requirements of Missouri law as to title of motor vehicles shall not be applicable to vehicles operated under such trip permits.

  3.  Any owner or operator who desires to use a trip permit for the operation of his vehicle shall secure such permit and the same must be in full force and effect before the vehicle enters or commences its trip in the state of Missouri.

  4.  Operators who fail to obtain such permit before the vehicle enters or commences its trip in this state are subject to arrest and must obtain such permit before proceeding.  The permits shall be made available at official highway weight stations.

  5.  The purchase of a ten dollar trip permit shall allow such operator to haul the maximum weight allowed by statute.

  6.  Such permits may be sold in advance of the date of their use in such quantities as the director of revenue shall determine.


(L. 1965 p. 472 §§ 1 to 3, A.L. 1971 S.B. 171, A.L. 1975 S.B. 314, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1473)


Highway reciprocity commission abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission, 226.008

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