How do I get an appointment at the Mississippi DMV? If you are a new resident of Mississippi, you may need to consider some of the processes and paperwork necessary to keep your vehicle’s documents in order, as well as the driver’s own.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the office in charge of processing driver’s license, vehicle and related paperwork in the state of Mississippi. You can schedule a DMV Mississippi appointment online, by phone or in person at an office near you.
Request an appointment at DMV Mississippi
- Log in from the Mississippi DMV at https://www.ms.gov/dps/license_renewal.
- Choose from the official Mississippi Department of Public Safety Online Services.
- You can also log in from https://telegov.egov.com/dps and request an appointment at DMV Mississippi directly.
- You can schedule an appointment, exam, renew your license, ID card, request a duplicate, make changes or payments.
- However, you can also check the hours of operation and access phone numbers.
- Some DMV offices in Mississippi will be able to assist you in person, others from telephone services.
At DMV Mississippi, an appointment-only reservation system has been implemented for certain required in-person transactions that cannot be completed online, by phone or by mail.
Best times to visit the Mississippi DMV
Here are some tips on the best times to visit the Mississippi DMV.
- Afternoons tend to be busier than mornings
- The middle of the week tends to have shorter waits than Monday and Friday
- The Mississippi DMV office starts the lunch break around noon, which leaves fewer employees. Try to avoid the lunch hour if possible.
- Make sure you have enough time to finish your paperwork, especially if you are obtaining a permit or taking a road test.
What to do at DMV Mississippi
DMV Mississippi is adding more and more online services so you can get things done without having to visit a physical office for an appointment. You can renew your vehicle registration, replace your license and more online.
Here are some of the services you will be able to perform at DMV Mississippi online appointments.
- Schedule your DMV Mississippi appointment
- Renew your driver’s license
- Renew your identification card
- Apply for a duplicate driver’s license or identification card
- Apply for your vehicle registration
- Submit your CDL medical card
- Obtain driver’s license manuals
- Pay a reinstatement fee
- Schedule your driver’s test
- Change your address
DMV Appointment Mississippi
In addition to the services that can be completed online, you can request your appointment as a U.S. citizen or non-citizen.
Of course, in the latter case, you will need to have your driver’s license and identification card on hand.
– Schedule an appointment for paperwork:
From here. Fill in the type, place, date and time, as well as your personal information.
– Schedule an appointment for a driving test:
– From here. For practitioners only, select an available testing location, date and appointment time to register for your driver’s license exam.
What to bring to your Mississippi DMV appointment
If you are applying for a driver’s license or a travel ID (a REAL ID compliant license or ID) in Mississippi, you will need to bring some documents with you to your Mississippi DMV appointment. If you have all of your documents with you, your visit will go faster and smoother. Documents include:
- Proof of identity, such as a passport or birth certificate
- Proof of social security number, such as a social security card or W-2 form
- Two documents proving Mississippi residency, such as a utility bill or lease agreement
- If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to present your non-U.S. license and identification when scheduling an appointment
Mississippi DMV offices
As you may know, the Mississippi DMV is an office dedicated to serving anyone who wishes to process their vehicle, driver’s license or identification card documents throughout the state.
At all locations schedule an appointment at your convenience at the Mississippi DMV. Select the day, time and location you would like to visit. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early and a service agent will call you to the counter when it is time for your appointment.
- Mississippi Department of Public Safety
- 1900 E Woodrow Wilson Ave,
- Jackson, Mississippi 39216
- Mississippi Department of Public Safety
- P.O. Box 948,
- Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Mississippi DMV Phone
- Main Office: (601) 987-1212
- Monday through Friday, 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm.
Mississippi DMV: Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Mississippi Department of Public Safety DPS hours?
The DPS is the equivalent of the DMV in Mississippi. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except state holidays.
Do I need to be a certain age to renew my driver’s license online from DMV Mississippi?
Yes. The minimum age is 16 years – 10 months to renew online. Persons over 18 years of age may renew their license 6 months prior to the expiration date.
Can I renew my expired license online?
Yes. You can renew your driver’s license online up to one year after the expiration date. Please note that a surcharge will be added to online renewals made after your expiration date.
Do I have to have a certain class of license to renew online?
Yes, your license must be Class R or Class D – Light Commercial to renew online.
Can I renew online if I have restrictions on my license?
A license cannot be renewed online if the holder has a D restriction. (It will require a new exam prior to renewal).
How much does it cost to renew my license online in Mississippi?
For Class R renewals, the standard renewal fee of $24.00 applies whether in person or online. If the license is expired, there is a late fee of $1.00.
For online renewals, there is an additional convenience fee that varies based on the total purchase amount and a $1.50 shipping and handling fee.
Can I renew my license online whenever I need to renew?
No. You can renew your license online every other time you renew your license. If you renew your license online, you will not be able to renew online again until you have completed an in-person renewal.
Can I change my last name on my license online?
No. You must go to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to make any changes to your license information. You will need to provide original documentation to support the requested change.
Change License Address Online
It is possible to change your driver’s license address online from the DPS in Mississippi.
How do I get a license if I am a new resident of the state of Mississippi?
You must visit the nearest driver’s license office to apply for a Mississippi license.
You will need to bring the following:
- A valid out-of-state license
- A long-form birth certificate issued by the certifying state
- An original social security card, and
- Two proofs of residency, such as:
- A lease/purchase agreement, utility bill (electric, water or gas)
- A Mississippi automobile tag receipt
- A bank statement
- Written and skills tests may not be required.
When will I receive my license in Mississippi?
Once your driver’s license has been validated by the agency, your credential will be mailed to your registered residential address.
If you do not receive your credential in a timely manner or have additional questions about the status of your license, you may contact the Department of Public Safety at (601) 987-1212 or (601) 987-1224. You may also try sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What forms of payment can I use online?
If you are completing any paperwork online from the Mississippi DMV, you can make your payments with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express cards (credit or debit cards).