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    Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Mississippi

    In Mississippi, you must renew your vehicle registration with the 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.

    It is also important to have adequate insurance coverage for your vehicle. Visit our Insurance Center to find the right coverage for you.

    Vehicle Registration Renewal Notice

    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.

    Renew Your MS Vehicle Registration

    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.

    In Person

    To renew your MS vehicle registration in person, visit your local Mississippi DMV office with:

    • Your registration renewal notice.
      OR
    • Your current registration certificate.
    • Payment. (See “Fees for MS Registration Renewal” below.)

    By Mail

    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.

    Online

    If you live in any of the following counties, you can renew online by visiting the Mississippi DMV website:

    • Alcorn.
    • Attala.
    • Desoto.
    • Forrest.
    • Grenada.
    • Hancock.
    • Harrison.
    • Hinds.
    • Itawamba.
    • Jackson.
    • Lafayette.
    • Lauderdale.
    • Leake.
    • Lee.
    • Madison.
    • Oktibbeha.
    • Pearl River.
    • Pike.
    • Rankin.
    • Scott.
    • Warren.

    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.

    Fees for MS Registration 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 Mississippi registration renewal notice, contact the your MS county DOR office to determine your fees.

    Late 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 Mississippi registration 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.

    Replace Mississippi Registration Tags

    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).
    • 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.