License Plates & Placards in MississippiPage Overview
Mississippi License Plates & Placards
Mississippi offers a wide selection of license plates for your vehicle. For some tags, there is no additional cost, but for others, the special tag fee can be as much as an additional $51 each year. Depending on the type of tag you choose, it may be issued on the county level or directly from the state.
Some Mississippi counties are now offering license plate renewals online. You can renew your tag with Mississippi One Stop if you live in one of the following counties:
- Pearl River
Hinds County residents can renew via the EZGov payment center.
Note: Tags are available at your local tax collector's office.
The application process requires your doctor to complete the first portion, certifying that certain physical limitations qualify you to use such plates and placards. Some of the conditions your doctor may certify include:
- You have trouble walking more than 200 feet without having to stop for a break.
- You are unable to walk at all without an assistive device such as a wheelchair, cane, or walker.
- You have lung disease and such difficulty breathing that your forced expiratory volume for 1 second is less than 1 liter by measurement of spirometry, or your arterial oxygen tension does not exceed 60 mm/hg on room air at rest.
- You use portable oxygen.
- You suffer from a cardiac condition that limits your functionality so much so that you are classified, by standards set by the American Heart Association, in severity as a Class III or Class IV.
- Arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic conditions greatly affect your ability to walk.
After the doctor completes this portion of the application, you'll need to complete the rest of the application. You can choose between the following:
- Permanent portable placard (that can be used in any car in which you ride
- Permanent license plate (affixed to your vehicle like a regular license plate)
- Temporary placard
Your doctor's certification will determine whether you should get a permanent or temporary placard. Contact your county tax collector's office for more information.
Mississippi considers any vehicle more than 25 years old to be an antique.
Visit your local tax collector's office to complete an application for a special antique license plate. You will also need to pay a one-time $ 26 plate fee.
This plate, which has the inscription "Antique Car-Mississippi," is permanent; no renewal is required as long as you own the vehicle. If you do sell the vehicle, you must turn in the plates to your local tax collector's office.
The state does not require Mississippi residents to return their license plates after relocating to another state.
If you sell your vehicle, you must return the license plates to your local Mississippi county tax collector's office. Once you surrender your license plates, you'll be eligible to receive a credit to one of your other vehicle's registrations.Other Topics in This Section