Missouri 's motor vehicle safety inspection program is overseen by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Licensing and monitoring inspector/mechanics and inspection stations are just two of the duties of the Patrol's Motor Vehicle Inspection Division. Members of this division train and test inspector/mechanics to ensure proper inspections. This division also fields complaints from citizens who believe they have received an improper or incomplete inspection. Every complaint received by the Patrol is investigated, and appropriate action is taken to correct the problem. Citizens can report complaints on an inspection by calling the nearest Highway Patrol troop headquarters and asking for the Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit.
Division personnel also assist traffic accident investigators and prosecuting attorneys with evidence and testimony regarding the condition of motor vehicle components that may have been a contributing factor of a fatal or serious traffic crash.
In addition to monitoring and regulating the state's motor vehicle safety inspection program, members of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division also manage the sale and exchange of inspection stickers and decals, perform VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) verifications and salvage titled vehicle examinations, and perform school bus inspections.