Mississippi vehicle registration laws require motor vehicle owners to register vehicles with the Department of Public Safety before driving them on the road. Both new and used motor vehicles have to be registered with the state Department of Public Safety. You have to register your motor vehicle within seven days after becoming the owner. If you are a new Mississippi resident, you need to complete you MS thirty (30) days.
Initial Mississippi Vehicle Registration
If you need to complete the MS vehicle registration for the first time, you need to complete the following steps. First, you must fill out the title and MS registration form, which you can get from your local county tax office. You should also make sure you have the vehicle’s title or a replacement title, a bill of sale, and the current odometer disclosure statement if it is not found on the back of the vehicle title.
You can then visit your local county tax collector’s office and bring those documents along with proof of insurance for your MS vehicle registration. For any vehicles that have been previously registered in another state, you will also have to have the original, out-of-state title. If this original title is unavailable, you can bring the vehicle registration document with your proof of payment for sales tax in your state.
Mississippi Vehicle Registration Fees
When you register your motor vehicle at your local county tax collector’s office, you can then pay certain fees, depending on the vehicle’s year of manufacturing and its weight. The first time fee for this is $10. You will also need your title application fee. Depending on your county, there may be other fees during your MS registration. You can contact your local county tax collector’s office to find out the specific requirements for your MS vehicle registration.
Renewing your Mississippi Vehicle Registration
The Mississippi State Tax Commission will give notices to motor vehicle owners regarding their expiration dates for their MS registration by mail. You can renew your MS vehicle registration before the expiration date through Mississippi State Tax Commission’s online service, or in person. The online renewal system, Mississippi 1-Stop, is currently available for Alcorn, Lauderdale, Madison, Hancock, Lee, Harrison, Jackson, Rankin, Desoto, Lafayette, and Warren. Additionally, you can renew your Mississippi vehicle registration through the Hinds County Tax Collector website if you are from Hinds County. If your county is not one of these, you must renew your MS registration in person through your local tax commissioner’s office. In order to renew your registration, it will cost $8.75 for each vehicle. You may also have to pay an Ad Valorem and a Privilege Tax depending on the model and value of the vehicle.