Identification Cards in Mississippi
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Identification Cards in MississippiIn Mississippi, if you don’t have a driver’s license, an identification card can be used as both proof of your age and identity. It can be used for things such as signing a rental lease, buying age-restricted items (including alcohol), opening a bank account, and enrolling in college.
Any person who is 5 years old or older is eligible to apply for an identity card from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).
See below for instructions on how to apply.To apply for a state ID card in Mississippi, visit your local MS DPS office and:
- Complete and sign an application form (available from the MS DPS office).
- Provide a copy of your Social Security card and certified copy of your birth certificate.
- Pay the $17 fee.
- Show proof of your MS residency, if you’re over 18 years old. This can include documents such as:
- An electric or water bill.
- A lease or rent agreement.
- A bank statement with a physical address (no blank checks accepted). NOTE: If you’re under 21 years old, you may apply using proof of your parent’s address.
Fees for ID cards are as follows:
- Original identification cards: $17.
- Renewals: $17.
- Duplicate ID card: $9.
- Replacement of a lost ID card: $14.
- Disability ID card: $19.
Fees must be paid in cash only; no checks, credit cards, or money orders are accepted.
Your standard ID card will be valid for 4 years at a time. If you are legally blind, your Mississippi ID card will be valid for 10 years.
In Mississippi, you can renew your identification card either online or in person.
You can renew your MS ID card online if you still live at the address printed on your current ID card. Since cards cannot be forwarded, you must renew your ID card in person if your address has since changed.
To renew your ID card online, visit the Mississippi DPS website and be prepared to pay the $17 fee.
If you have moved residence since you were issued your last identification card, you will need to renew it in person. Visit your localMS DPS office and:
- Complete an application form.
- Pay the $17 fee.
You may also need to show:
- A certified copy of your birth certificate.
- Your Social Security card.
- Proof of your MS residency.
You can also renew your ID card at a Mississippi license renewal kiosk, if you meet the eligibility requirements. For more information and locations, visit the MS DPS website.
You can replace your MS identification card either online or in person.
To be eligible for an online replacement, you must still live at the same address as shown on the ID card you are replacing. If you have a new address, you must order a duplicate in person (see below).
Visit the Mississippi Department of Public Safety website to order a duplicate online. You will need to pay the $14 replacement fee.
To replace a lost, stolen, or damaged ID card in person, visit your local MS DPS office and:
- Show proof of your current MS address, if different from what is printed on your most recent ID card.
- Pay the $14 fee.
If you do not have an ID card or driver’s license in Mississippi, you can apply for a voter ID card to be used to prove your identity during elections. Voter ID cards are free.
To apply, first fill out a Mississippi Mail-In and NVRA Agency Voter Registration Application. Then proceed to a circuit clerk’s office. You will also need acceptable photo identification. For a complete list, visit the Mississippi Voter ID website.
NOTE: If you do not have acceptable identification, you can elect to have the clerk verify your birth information.
After applying, you will need to have your photo taken and then you will receive your voter ID card in the mail.
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Voter registration can be completed by:
- Visiting a circuit clerk’s office.
- Visiting a municipal clerk’s office.
- Checking the applicable box when applying for a driver’s license or ID card.
For more information, including eligibility to vote, see our Voter Registration in Mississippi page.Other Topics in This Section