Mississippi car registration renewals

Determine the Status of Your RegistrationRegistration-Renewals

You must renew your vehicle’s registration annually.

Renew MS Registration
It is illegal to drive with expired registration.

Register in MS for the First Time
If you are a new resident of the state or just got a new car, follow the process to complete the initial registration.

Register a Non-Operational Vehicle
There is no special process to register a non-operational vehicle. If you want to renew registration on a vehicle that has not been in use and missed its renewal, first fill out an affidavit. You can get the forms at the tax collector’s office. Also bring the old registration.

Check Your Renewal NoticeRegistration-Renewals

You should be mailed a renewal notice about 30 days in advance. It isn’t required to renew, but it contains helpful information like how much you owe in fees.

Calculate Your FeesRegistration-Renewals

Fees vary. Your renewal card will show a breakdown of what you owe.

Avoid Late Fees and Penalties
You have 15 days past your vehicle’s registration expiration date to renew without a penalty. After that, the late fee will be based on how long past due registration is and how much in taxes you owe. Remember, it is illegal to drive with expired registration.

Renew Online, In Person, or By MailRegistration-Renewals

You may renew online as long as your registration is not yet expired and you live in one of the following counties:

* Alcorn
* Attala
* Desoto
* Hancock
* Harrison
* Hinds
* Jackson
* Lafayette
* Lee
* Madison
* Pearl River
* Rankin
* Warren

To renew online:

* Have your tag number
* Be able to pay the registration fee and online renewal convenience fee (call ahead of time to check what payment methods are accepted)
* Go to a Mississippi 1-Stop (or the Hinds County renewal page if you’re a resident there) and follow the instructions
* Expect an email confirmation letter. If you don’t receive one, contact Mississippi 1-Stop or your tax collector’s office.

In Person

* Bring your renewal card, current registration, or tag number
* Have payment for the fee
* Go to your local tax collector’s office

By Mail

* Find your renewal notice
* Gather your fee payment
* Mail everything to the address listed on the notice

Affix Your StickersRegistration-Renewals

Follow the instructions included with your registration decals and affix them to the tag.

Get a Tax DeductionRegistration-Renewals

The ad valorem part of your registration fees is tax-deductible because it is based on the value of your car.

Do Your Part to Keep Our Roadways SafeRegistration-Renewals

Now that you’ve gotten your vehicle’s papers in order, be sure to keep your car in top working condition. Changing the oil, rotating and replacing the tires, and getting annual tune-ups will help keep your vehicle running and avoid unexpected repair costs. Take the time to find an experienced mechanic and consider investing in an after-market auto warranty for additional coverage. You may also want to subscribe to a roadside assistance program to help in an emergency.