You can help prevent child abuse by proudly displaying the official Children's Trust Fund (CTF) license plate on your vehicle. All CTF plates feature the distinctive green child's hand prints logo and a "prevent child abuse" message.
Ten thousand active CTF plates equates to $250,000 annually that would be distributed back into local prevention programs throughout the state and support CTF grant activities.
You do this…
Make an annual contribution of $25 or more to CTF by sending a check or money order to:
Children's Trust Fund
P. O. Box 1641
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1641
Or make a credit card donation via the Internet or by calling 1-888-826-KIDS (5437).
Your entire CTF donation can be designated to a CTF license plate community partner by providing their name or county on your check, by calling our toll free number and making the donation over the phone, or by designating in the "drop down" box if making your donation online.
We'll do this…
CTF will send you 1) your "logo use authorization" statement (donation receipt), and 2) an application for personalized license plates (DOR 1716).
For new personalized or stock plate requests…
Complete your application and send it along with your logo use authorization statement and the annual DOR $15 plate fee to the Driver and Vehicle Services Bureau, P.O. Box 100, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0100 (573-751-4509).
You may also order or obtain a CTF stock plate by taking your application, logo use authorization statement, annual DOR $15 plate fee, and any other required documents to your local license contract office.
If you are acquiring a CTF plate for the first time, some DOR license contract offices accept CTF donations on site. At these locations, you may make your CTF donation and pay all other required fees with one check. To inquire about participating offices, please contact DOR or your local license contract office.
If you are renewing your CTF plate, you may make your CTF donation and pay all other required fees with one check at any DOR license contract office.
DOR will notify you by mail when your plates are available and provide information about acquiring them at your local license contract office. All questions about processing and your application should be directed to DOR through your local license contract office.
Just so you know…
- You may order CTF plates at any time regardless of your current license plate expiration date. DOR will either exchange the new CTF plate for your surrendered plate or pro-rate your fees.
- If you currently have personalized plates, your 'message' can be transferred to the CTF plates.
- CTF plates allow 6 characters for a personalized message and 5 characters for the personalization of a disabled person's plate or motorcycle plates.
- Whether applying for or renewing personalized or stock CTF plates, an annual $15 personalized plate fee is assessed. If renewing for two years, $30 is due to DOR.