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Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Mississippi
In Mississippi, you must renew your vehicle registration with the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR). You do not need to have your vehicle safety or emissions inspected in order to renew, however it is important you make sure your car is safe to drive.
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The MS DOR will send you a registration renewal notice in the mail before your current vehicle tag expires. Your registration will need to be renewed every 5 years if your vehicle is 10,000 lbs. or less.If you have your registration renewal notice, you can renew either online (depending on your county), by mail, or in person.
If you never received the notice, or you have lost it, you’ll need to renew your vehicle registration in person at your local MS DOR office.
If you have your registration renewal notice from the MS DMV, you can renew your registration in person, by mail, and in certain counties you can renew online.
You must renew your vehicle registration before your current tag expires; otherwise, you will be charged additional late fees. See “Fees for MS Registration Renewal” below.
To renew your MS vehicle registration in person, visit your local Mississippi DMV office with:
- Your registration renewal notice.
- Your current registration certificate.
- Payment. (See “Fees for MS Registration Renewal” below.)
If you would like to renew your vehicle registration by mail, send your renewal notice and payment (see “Fees for MS Registration Renewal” below) to the address specified on the notice.
If you live in any of the following counties, you can renew online by visiting the Mississippi DMV website:
- Pearl River.
Please note that online renewals are conducted by a third party, and may have restrictions imposed by that third party. Please read all instructions and regulations carefully if you’re eligible for online renewal.
Your MS registration renewal fee will be printed on your renewal notice. You will need to pay the renewal amount of $12.75, plus any county specific fees.
If you don’t have your renewal notice, contact the your MS county DOR office to determine your fees.
If you pay your registration renewal late, you will be charged a percentage of your renewal fee, based on the number of days payment is overdue:
- For the first 15 days: 5%.
- For each additional 30 days: Additional 5%.
The MS DOR will charge you up to 25% in overdue fees.
Accepted Payment Methods
Contact your local MS Department of Revenue office for accepted payment methods when renewing your registration.
If mailing in your renewal application, payment must be made by check or money order. Do not send cash.
If you are renewing your Mississippi vehicle registration online, you must pay by credit or debit card.
If you lose your registration decal or license tags, you must replace them by:
- Having a local enforcement officer complete a Request for a Lost or Stolen Tag (form 76-903).
- Available from your county tax collector.
- Taking the completed form to your Mississippi county tax collector.
- Paying the appropriate fees:
- Duplicate tags: $10.
- Duplicate decals: $2.50.
You will be issued replacement tags and decals during your visit.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
- Your registration renewal notice.