Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
To avoid any fraudulent use, turn in your damaged car title to a Tax Collector who will dispose of it in a safe manner. While at a local tax county collector s office, you can also take advantage andget anMS car title copy. Simply present your Mississippi drivers license, have payment ready and fill out the Application for Replacement Certificate of Title. Once your application has been processed, you will receive your car title replacement within 10 to 14 days.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi

How can I transfer a car title if I have a lien on it?
When buying or selling a vehicle, you must verify there is no lien holder, or that the lien holder has signed off on the car title. If there is a lien on your vehicle title, the Mississippi DOR will hold on to your title application until it receives the out-of-state car title from the lien holder or until you provide a Lien Release Form to the MS DPS.

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How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
If you have a stolen car title, Mississippi encourages you to stop at a police station in your neighborhood to file a report. Bring a copy of this report to your local tax county collector s office with a filled out Application for Replacement Certificate of Title. With your report, the Mississippi Department of Revenue will be able to add this information to the system, and help prevent any fraudulent use on your DMV records.

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How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
To get a duplicate car title, Mississippi requires residents to visit a local tax county collector s officeor mail the request with proper documentation and payment. To get expedited service on your car title copy, you will be charged $39. You can expect to receive your new title within 72 hours if you select this type of service. For regular service, it will take 10 to 14 days for your duplicate car title to be issued.

To mail your request for anMS car title copy, send a completed Application for Replacement Certificate of Title, along with payment to:

Mississippi Department of Revenue Title Bureau PO Box 1383 Jackson, MS 39215

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
In Mississippi, a salvage car title is issued after an insurance company has claimed “total loss claim” on it. Contact the Mississippi Department of Revenue, Title Bureau to find out about the process of getting a salvaged car title. You can reach them by phone when you call 601-923-7200. A preferred option may be to visit your local tax county collector s office and speak to a customer service agent. Bring any relevant documentation with you, so there is no delay to answering your questions.

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How do I transfer my car title between states?
Mississippi residents who are in the process of moving to another state will need to contact the DMV of their new location. Each state has its own set of rules and regulations pertaining to registration and titling procedures. Call ahead of time or visit a DMV branch to find out about the proper documentation, paperwork and payment of fees that is required in the state. In addition to transferring car title documentation, you will also need to surrender your Mississippi drivers license and obtain a new one wherever you intend to establish new residence.

For more information: Mississippi State-to-State Transfer of Title

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
If you have a lost car title,a duplicate car titlemust be ordered before you can complete a titling transfer. To apply for a duplicate title, you will have to visit your nearest tax county collector s office and be ready to do the following:

For expedited service on your car title, there will be an additional charge of $39. Although it usually takes 10 to 14 days to receive your new title, if you requested expedited service, you will get it within 72 hours.

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How do I transfer my car title?
A Mississippi driver who has recently purchased a vehicle must visit a local tax county collector s office to begin the step-by-step process of a car title transfer. If you are a new resident to the state, you will be given 30 days to do this. As part of your title transfer, you must supply the proper documentation, including your car registration and car title, as well as payment for any necessary fees.

Once your car title transfer request has been processed, allow three to four weeks for it to be issued. A “Fast Track” title, however, is issued sooner in a matter of three days.

If you are selling your vehicle, you will need to dispose of your license plate. Mississippi does not allow a license plate to be transferred between vehicles.

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How do I transfer the title of my RV?
Manufactured homes from 2000 and following must have a title. To complete the MS transfer title, visit a nearby tax county collector s office with the items below:

  • An original Manufacturer s Statement of Origin
  • Your current Mississippi drivers license
  • Payment for a titling fee

If you have a manufactured home that dates before 2000, it will still need to be properly titled if the home is sold through a licensed mobile home dealer. For further information about RVs and manufactured home, contact the MS Department of Revenue, Title Bureau at 601-923-7200.

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How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
Currently, the state of Mississippi does not offer an option to replace car titles online. The two available methods to make this request are either in person or by mail. If you would like toorder your car title via mail, send the proper documentation and payment to the address below:

Mississippi Department of Revenue Title Bureau PO Box 1383 Jackson, MS 39215

Processing times with regular service is between 10 and 14 days. Individuals who would like to request expedited service can expect to receive their duplicate car title in three days.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
Drivers who have lost a loved one and would like to complete a Mississippi transfer of title can do so by visiting a nearby tax county collector s office. Some documents you must have ready to present include the following:

  • The existing car title
  • The deceased s will (If there is no will, complete an Affidavit-Owner Dies Without A Will)
  • Payment for any fees
  • Your current Mississippi drivers license

Mississippi charges a $9 fee for car titles. For expedited service on your car title transfer, an additional cost of $39 will apply. Fees may vary without notice.

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What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
In some instances, a Mississippi resident may need to complete a car title transfer in order to avoid any penalties or issues with the Department of Revenue. Some of the most common reasons to transfer title are:

  • You are buying a vehicle.
  • You are selling a vehicle.
  • You are inheriting a vehicle after the loss of a family member.
  • You have been gifted a vehicle.
  • You are donating a vehicle.

If any of the above situations apply to you, you are required to stop by a tax county collector s office to take the proper steps for a car title transfer.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Mississippi

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
There are varying costs for replacing car titlesin Mississippi, depending on the type of service you are requesting. If you would like expedited service on your duplicate car title, there is a $39 extra charge. Once you have submitted this payment, you will receive your Fast Track title within 72 hours.

For normal service, a duplicate car title will cost $9 and take between 10 to 14 days to come in the mail.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
During your visit to a local tax county collector s office, you will need to present the following documents:

If you intend to sell your vehicle and have a missing title, you must replace car titles first in order for your sale to be considered valid by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
When requesting a MS transfer title, the Tax Collector will ask you to presentcertain documents to provide your identity and vehicle ownership. This documentation may consist of the following:

  • Your Mississippi drivers license
  • Car registration
  • Bill of Sale
  • Odometer Disclosure Statement
  • Application for Mississippi Title and License (obtainable at a tax county office)
  • Lien holder paperwork (if applicable)

In addition to the aforementioned items, you must also pay car title and car registration fees. Mississippi charges a $14 fee for new registrations, and a $9 fee for vehicle titles. If you would like to receive expedited service for your car title, you can request a Fast Track title for an extra $39. These costs are subject to change without notice.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Mississippi

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
In order for your duplicate car title request to be processed, you will be asked to fill out an Application for Replacement Certificate of Title.You will need to enter some personal information and your vehicle description, in addition to signing the application at the bottom.

Hand this form to a customer service representative at your nearby tax county collector s office or send it to this address with exact payment and proper documentation:

Mississippi Department of Revenue Title Bureau PO Box 1383 Jackson, MS 39215

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
If you have been issued a Mississippi car title replacement, your original will be deemed invalid. In the event that the original is in your possession, take it to your nearest tax county collector s office so they can dispose of it properly. If you would prefer to do this at home, make sure that your original document is completely shredded before it is thrown away.

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What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
In order to have the Mississippi Department of Revenue issue a car title for your motorcycle or scooter, it must first contain a 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Additionally, your motorcycle or scooter must feature a decal or plate that states it abides by the Federal Safety Standards. If it meets the aforementioned criteria, you will then need to bring the following documentation to a nearby tax county collector s office:

The titling fee in Mississippi is $9 without any type of expedited service.

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When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
A Bill of Sale is a crucial document that is used to note the official car sale between two private parties. Oftentimes a tax county collector s office will ask for this documentation in order to protect both parties and confirm the vehicle exchange. On a Bill of Sale, some of the information you should include is the following:

  • Seller s name
  • Buyer s name
  • Seller s address and phone number
  • Buyer s address and phone number
  • Signatures of both parties
  • Vehicle description
  • Vehicle sale price
  • Vehicle mileage
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Mississippi

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
Mississippi allows its residents to get a car title copy either in person or by mail. If it is more convenient for you to send your replacement title request via mail, you can do so by writing to the address below:

Mississippi Department of Revenue Title Bureau PO Box 1383 Jackson, MS 39215

As you gather the correct documentation, make sure to also include payment for theMS car title replacement. If you would like expedited service, an additional $39 charge will apply.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
Mississippi does not require residents to bring proof of car insurance when requesting a car title replacement. However, the more documents you present, the lesser chance of a delay in processing your request.

When obtaining a duplicate car title, you will be required to have the following items with you:

A duplicate car title fee costs $9. Expedited service requires an additional payment of $39.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Mississippi