Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Decal

The state motor fuel tax does not apply to passenger vehicles, certain buses, or commercial vehicles that are powered by an alternative fuel, if the vehicles obtain an AFV decal. Owners or operators of AFVs that also own or operate a personal fueling station must pay an annual alternative fuel decal fee, as listed below. Alternative fuel motor vehicles licensed as historic vehicles are exempt from the alternative fuel decal requirement.

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Type of Vehicle Decal Fee
18,000 pounds (lbs.) or less Passenger, School Bus, or Commercial $75
18,001 lbs.-36,000 lbs. Farm or Farming Transportation with an ‘F’ License Plate $100
18,001 lbs.-36,000 lbs. Passenger-Carrying and Other Motor Vehicles $150
36,000 lbs. or more Farm or Farming Transportation with an ‘F’ License Plate $250
36,000 lbs. or more All Other Motor Vehicles $1,000

The decal fee for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles model year 2018 and later is one-half of the annual decal fees listed above for their corresponding vehicle type and GVW.

Owners and operators of passenger motor vehicles, buses, or commercial motor vehicles that are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (propane), may continue to apply for and use the alternative fuel decal in lieu of paying the CNG, LNG, and/or propane tax, as long as the they have installed a fueling station used solely to fuel his or her vehicle(s). If an owner or operator of a motor vehicle powered by propane that bears an alternative fuel decal refuels at an unattended propane fueling station, such owner or operator shall not be eligible for a refund of the motor fuel tax paid at the time of refueling. For more information, see the Missouri Department of Revenue Special Fuel Decals website.

(Reference Missouri Revised Statutes 142.803 and 142.869)

Jurisdiction: Missouri

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jul 10, 1998

Amended: Jun 28, 2017

Technologies: Biodiesel, Ethanol, EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Natural Gas, PHEVs, Propane (LPG)

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