How to Renew Your Car Registration in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) oversees your vehicle’s registration renewal.

You’ll need to complete a renewal to continue (legally) driving. Your expiration depends on when you had registered and is noted on the registration documents.

You should receive a renewal notice from the MS DMV before your vehicle’s expiration. Or, can check with your local DMV for registry details or by visiting their website. This notice shares the renewal date and fees, plus restrictions & requirements when renewing.

Most drivers can renew your vehicle’s registration:

  • In-person
  • Online
  • By Mail

Failing to renew your car’s registration can result in penalties. Given your license isn’t suspended or you have other restrictions from completing it – use the sections below to complete the renewal steps.

Mississippi Vehicle Registration Renewal: Step-by-Step

Your registration renewal method will vary, depending on what’s mentioned on the notice. Failing to renew on-time results in a 5% late fee if 15 days late, and an extra 5% for each additional 30 days.

If you’ve lost your tags sometime between the renewal you can file a Request for a Lost or Stolen Tag (76-903) to have it replaced. This service cost $10 for duplicate tags and $2.50 for the decals. See our duplicate title guide for more information about this process if it’s a requirement for your renewal.

Here are the ways to renew your vehicle’s registration in Mississippi:

Renewing In-Person

You can renew your vehicle’s registration at a DMV/tax office.

Here is what you’ll do when renewing in-person:

  1. Present your MS driver’s license
  2. Show your registration renewal notice or registration
  3. Pay the $12.75 renewal fee plus any county fees

The clerk will process your information and complete the transaction. You’ll have your new registration and tags, good until you need to renew again.

Renewing Online

The notice details if you can process a renewal online. These renewals are handled by third-parties and vary county-to-county. Each portal has different procedures, read the steps carefully to complete the process.

Here is how to renew your Mississippi car registration online:

  1. Visit your county-appropriate renewal portal
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts (carefully)
  3. Pay your renewal fees and any extra charges

You should receive your new registration and decals in the mail not too long after.

Renewing by Mail

The process involves including a payment and returning the notice to the address listed on the form. Mail-in renewal is slower but gives a great option if you rather not deal with the DMV. Or, have issues accessing the online renewal portals.

Congratulations, You’re Done!

You’ve completed the MS vehicle registration renewal.

Keep track of your expiration date by writing it on your calendar. Otherwise, keep an eye out for the next time a renewal notice comes your way. Forgoing renewal can land you in trouble with fines and penalties so don’t let this lapse else you may need to follow our suspended license guide!