According to a press release from the Missouri Department of Revenue, the state is currently requesting bid proposals for the Cassville license office.
Earlier this year, Gov. Jay Nixon established a competitive bidding process for all of Missouri's local motor vehicle offices. Currently, over half of the state's offices are in some stage of competitive bidding.
"The competition for the right to run an office will result in more efficient operations and better customer service," said Nixon. "Although some offices in the past have been given to chambers of commerce or non-profit groups, the vast majority were given to people strictly because of their political connections.
"The result was that there was little incentive for the offices to improve their operations," said Nixon. "Under the new system, every single license office will be put up for bid, and the management of an office will go to the person or group that submits the best business plan."
Cassville's license office, which is located in the Barry County Courthouse, will be open for inspection from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18. Individuals who choose to tour the office will be required to sign a confidentiality statement. Personnel will not be available to answer questions.
The Cassville license office processed around 43,000 transactions and collected around $143,000 in processing fees last year. Common transactions conducted at the license office include: renewing or applying for driver's licenses; renewing or applying for motor vehicle, boat and outboard motor registrations; and applying for titles and paying sales taxes on motor vehicles, boats and outboard motors.
Copies of the request for proposals that bidders should use to develop a bid for the local office are available at https://www.moolb.mo.gov/. To review a request for proposals, select "guest" on the home page and click on "open bids by agency." The bid number for the Cassville office is B3Z09306.
For more information, call 573-751-2387.