Smog Check in Mississippi

Mississippi Vehicle Safety Inspections

In Mississippi, most vehicles are not state-required to pass an safety inspection before renewing the registration. However, you are state-required to have a safety inspection done if your vehicle has tinted windows. Read on for more information about window tint checks and eco-friendly driving in Mississippi.

Vehicle Safety Inspections in Mississippi

Mississippi does not currently require vehicles to have a smog or emissions test, but vehicles with tinted windows are subject to safety inspections by the Department of Public Safety

Typically, you'll be able to take your vehicle to a Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspection station or an authorized third-party inspection station located throughout the state. During the inspection, your vehicle's windows will be tested to make sure they allow for the legal amount of light and visibility.

For more information about vehicle safety inspections and inspection locations, please contact your local county tax collector or the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) by calling (601) 987-1243.

Before your vehicle can be inspected, you may need to provide proof of your current vehicle registration, ownership, and car insurance.

Once the safety inspection is complete and your vehicle has passed, you should be issued a motor vehicle safety inspection certificate and sticker, which you may need to affix to your vehicle.

Incentives for Eco-Friendly Driving in Mississippi

Although Mississippi does not require smog or vehicle emissions tests, you can find information on taking advantage of other perks specific to eco-friendly driving—such as tax breaks and auto insurance discounts—on our page on green driver incentives.

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