Custom Built Car Registration in Mississippi
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The first step you'll take in registering your custom-built or kit car in Mississippi is applying for a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You can download a PDF version of the Application for Mississippi Assigned Vehicle Identification Number to your computer for free using Adobe Reader. Complete the application and get an MVT-59 form from the Highway Patrol. This form should be completed by a State Trooper upon inspection of your custom-built vehicle, to ensure that it is roadworthy. Once you have these forms complete, you'll send them to:
- State Tax Commission
- Title Bureau
- P.O. Box 1383
- Jackson, MS 39215
When your paperwork has been processed and approved, your vehicle will be assigned a VIN. An employee of the State Tax Commission will personally deliver and inspect your vehicle, then attach the number.
You will then need to complete Form 78-602, and take it to your local tax collector's office to apply for your Mississippi tag.
Just remember, you'll need to visit all of these offices and run errands in another vehicle until you've properly registered and tagged your custom car. Until you do so, it is not street legal.
The Mississippi State Tax Commission has a wide variety of license plates for you to purchase for your car. The fees for each plate vary, so your budget may determine if you want a standard plate (and avoid paying any additional special-tag fees) or one of the dozens of other choices that may run you up to an additional $51.
Other Topics in This Section
- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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