Registration Renewal in Mississippi
COVID-19 Effects on Registration Services
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state DMVs nationwide have closed office locations, extended license and registration expiration dates, and/or limited the transactions they are processing. The Mississippi DOR encourages all residents to use its online services to complete any relevant transactions. Follow the DOR's most recent updates for the latest information.
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.
If you've already renewed your registration, you can check its status by contacting the Mississippi DOR.
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 annually.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.
How to Renew Your MS Car 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.
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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.
Certain Mississippi counties allow residents to complete registration renewals online. The state provides a list and links for these counties, which allow online registration either through:
- County websites.
- Mississippi 1-Stop.
- MV e-Services.
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 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 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).
- 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.