Replacing a Lost License in Mississippi
How to Replace a Mississippi Driver's License
Lost your Mississippi driver's license? If so, you'll need to submit a request through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) to get a replacement copy of it.
Continue reading below for more information about obtaining a duplicate driver's license in the state.
NOTE: If you need to apply for a replacement for a lost or stolen commercial driver's license (CDL), please read our page about Replacing a Lost CDL.
Upgrading to a REAL ID
If you wish to replace a non-compliant license with a REAL ID-compliant license, follow the steps for a first-time license application.
Apply for a Duplicate Driver's License in MS
You can apply for a duplicate Mississippi driver's license online or in person at your local Mississippi DPS office.
NOTE: The process of replacing a lost motorcycle license is the same as outlined below.
Online Driver's License Replacement
NOTE: If you apply for a duplicate license online, all the information on your driver's license must be the same. No changes will be made to your driver's license, and it will be mailed to the current address shown on your lost card.
To submit your request for a duplicate driver’s license online, you'll need to visit the website of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Be prepared to pay the $11 replacement fee by credit or debit card.
In Person License Replacement
If you apply for a duplicate MS driver's license in person at your local driver's license office, you will need to provide proof of your identification (see below) and payment for the $11 replacement driver's license fee.
You can either supply 2 documents such as (e.g. birth certificate, military ID, U.S. passport, bank statement, utility bill, pay stub).
For a full list of documents in each group, please visit the Mississippi DPS website.
Fees to Replace a MS Driver's License
The cost to receive a duplicate driver's license in Mississippi is $11.
If you are requesting a duplicate ID card, it will cost you:
- $11, if you still have your original ID card.
- $11, if you are replacing a lost/stolen card.
Fees must be paid by cash, debit, or credit card.
NOTE: Replacements ordered online must be paid by debit/credit card only.
Replace Your License While Out of State
If you lose your Mississippi driver's license while you're in another state or country, you don't have a lot of options. You'll either have to wait until you return to Mississippi to go in person to a DPS office, or you can get the ball rolling by applying for a duplicate license online (see “Apply for a Duplicate MS Driver's License" above).
Your new driver's license will be sent to the MS address on file with the DPS; someone at that address will have to then forward your driver's license to you at your out-of-state address.
If your address has changed or you don't know certain information―such as your driver's license number―you have no other choice but to apply for a duplicate in person upon your return.
It's a good idea when traveling to have photocopies of your MS driver's license with you and in a safe place. You should always have another form of identification also, such as your passport.
NOTE: If you're an active-duty military member currently serving out of state, please visit our Drivers in the Military page to see if you have other options for replacing your driver's license.