Renew your Mississippi driver's license

Determine the Status of Your LicenseRenew-License

You must renew your license every four years. If you are not sure about the status of your license, you can order a driving record report.

Valid License
You may renew your Class R license every four years either online or in person.

Expired License
There is a $1 late fee for renewing an expired license. You may renew in person or online. If your license has been expired for over one year, you must renew in person.

Suspended License
You’ll need to follow the process to get your license reinstated. At that point, you may want to consider looking for a new insurance carrier since your rates are likely to be higher.

Lost License
Apply for a duplicate.

Check Your Renewal NoticeRenew-License

The state does not send out renewal notices, so pay attention to the date on your license.

Renew OnlineRenew-License

You cannot renew online if:

* Your current address is different from the one on your license
* You renewed online last time
* You are under age 18 (unless you’ll be turning 18 within two months) or over 71

Pay the $21 renewal fee, plus a $2.37 online fee and $1.50 postage fee, using a MasterCard or Visa. Expect your new license in the mail within 12 days. Contact the Department of Public Safety if it has not arrived by then.

You may renew up to six months before your license’s expiration date.

Renew By MailRenew-License

This option is not available.

Renew In PersonRenew-License

Go to your local driver license location with your expiring license and a check or cash for the $21 renewal fee.

Update Your Driving SkillsRenew-License

You only need to renew your license every four years, so consider taking a supplemental traffic school course to keep your skills updated and sharp. Taking a class may make you eligible for an insurance discount, too.