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    Renew Your Mississippi Driver’s License

    Before your Mississippi driver’s license expires, you need to renew it with the MS Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Services in order to continue driving legally in the state.

    On this page, you’ll find information on renewing your driver’s license online and in person.

    When to Renew Your MS Driver’s License

    Your Mississippi regular Class R drivers license is valid for either 4 years or 8 years.

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, your MS driver’s license will be valid for the length of your legal stay, up to a maximum of 1 year.

    Before your Mississippi driver’s license expires, you can renew it:

    • Online.
    • In person (including at a self-service kiosk).
    • By mail (for out-of-state military members and college students only).

    Your renewal requirements may vary based on the status and validity of your license. See below for further details.

    After you renew, you will receive your new MS driver’s license in the mail within 10 business days.

    NOTE: If you have not renewed your MS driver’s license since December 1, 2012, you must provide 2 documents proving your MS residency, such as a:

    • Utility bill.
    • Rental agreement.
    • Bank statement.

    Visit the Mississippi DMV website for a full list of accepted documents.

    Valid Driver’s License

    If you hold a valid driver license, you can renew it online up to:

    • 6 months before it expires.
    • 1 year after it expires.

    Expired Driver’s License

    If your driver’s license is expired, you can still renew it, but you must pay an additional $1 late fee.

    Suspended Driver’s License

    If your Mississippi driver license is suspended, you’ll need to reinstate your driving privileges with the MS DMV before you can renew it.

    For more information, please see our Suspended License in Mississippi page.

    Check Your Mississippi Driving Record
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    Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Driver’s License

    If your Mississippi drivers license is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can still renew it as long as you know your driver’s license number.

    Do not drive without a valid driver’s license in MS. To request a duplicate, visit our guide to Replacing a Lost License in Mississippi.

    Online Driver’s License Renewal

    To be eligible to renew your drivers license online, you must:

    • Be 16 1/2 to 75 years old.
    • Have renewed your last driver’s license in person.
    • Be renewing a valid non-commercial Class R driver’s license.

    NOTE: You cannot renew online from 2 a.m.–3 a.m., Monday–Saturday.

    To renew your MS driver’s license online, visit the Mississippi DMV website. You’ll need to provide:

    • Your MS driver’s license number.
    • Your full name.
    • Your date of birth.
    • Payment for the renewal fee. See the “Fees to Renew Your MS Driver’s License” section below.

    In-Person Driver’s License Renewal

    To renew your driver’s license in person, visit your local Mississippi DMV office with:

    • Your current driver license.
    • Payment for the renewal fee. See the “Fees to Renew Your MS Driver’s License” section below.

    If your local MS DMV office has a self-service kiosk, you can use it to renew your driver license.

    Military Member Driver’s License Renewal

    If you are an active duty military member stationed outside of Mississippi and your driver’s license is expired, you won’t be charged a late fee as long as you renew it within 90 days of your discharge.

    You, your spouse, and any dependents can also renew your Mississippi driver license by mail while out of state. You’ll need a:

    • Copy of your MS DMV driver’s license or Social Security card.
    • Copy of your military orders.
    • Letter from your commanding officer that states your:
      • Name.
      • MS driver’s license number.
      • Military status.
      • Certified check for the renewal fee. See the “Fees to Renew Your MS Driver’s License” section below.

    Send the above to:

    Military Renewals
    Rose McKinnon
    P.O. Box 958
    Jackson, MS 39205

    Out-of-State College Students

    If you are a Mississippi resident attending college out of state, you can renew your driver’s license by mail.

    You’ll need a:

    • Copy of your student ID card.
    • Notarized letter on your school’s letterhead confirming that you are a full-time student.
    • Copy of your MS DMV driver’s license or Social Security card.
    • Certified check for the renewal fee. See the “Fees to Renew Your MS Driver’s License” section below.

    Mail the above to:

    College Renewals
    Rose McKinnon
    P.O. Box 958
    Jackson, MS 39205

    Fees to Renew Your MS Driver’s License

    The Mississippi DMV charges the following drivers license renewal fees:

    • Valid for 4 years: $24.
    • Valid for 8 years: $51.
    • Additional late fee: $1.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    For renewals by mail, payment must be made by certified check made payable to the “Mississippi Department of Public Safety.”

    For online and self-service kiosk transactions, payment must be made by credit or debit card.

    Contact your local Mississippi Department of Public Safety office for payment options when renewing your MS driver’s license in person.

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