20 Blue Springs City Guide
From driving to fishing...
Missouri driver’s licenses are available from through the Department of Revenue at several area locations. The Blue Springs office is located at 903 Main St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is also open on the first and last Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to noon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol conducts road tests for new driver’s license applicants. The Independence testing location is at 16647 E. 23rd St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 816-325-6177 for more information. The Lee’s Summit testing location is
at 1950 N.E. Independence Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. tot 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 816-622-0720 for more information. Missouri drivers are eligible for a license at age 16. Drivers under the age of 18 are subject to the state’s graduated driver’s license laws. For more information, visit http://dor.mo.gov/ drivers/teens/gradlaw.php. Acceptable forms of identification include U.S. birth certificate with embossed, raised seal; U.S. passport; U.S. certificate of citizenship, naturalization or live birth; U.S. military ID card; or immigration documents. Name changes are recognized with certified marriage certificate or divorce decree, certified court order,
certified adoption papers or amended birth certificate, U.S. passport or Social Security card. Applicants should know their Social Security number or have their Social Security card. New applicants must also prove Missouri residency. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, paycheck, government check, mortgage document, voter registration card, property tax receipt, housing rental contract or bank statement. Driver’s licenses typically expire on your birthday and must be renewed in person unless the applicant is active duty military personnel. To renew, bring expiring license, acceptable form of ID and any applicable name change documentation. Renewal ap-
plicants must pass a vision test and a road sign test. Visit http://dor.mo.gov/drivers/ for more information and list of fees.
Vehicles must be registered with the Department of Revenue whether purchased new or used, from a dealer or an individual, to be driven in the state of Missouri. Initial registration must be done in person, 903 Main St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is also open on the first and last Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to noon. MORE ON PAGE 21