Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
All your DMV records should contain the same, correct address. You can update the information on your driver s license by simply visiting your local Department of Public Safety branch. For your car registration, you will need to make your way to a tax county collector s office. Your drivers license and current car registration documentation should be on your person.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
Changing address when moving requires updatingyour car insurance, too. To do so, you must contact your vehicle insurance company directly. An agent will be able to guide you with the step-by-step process to properly make these changes, whether it s by phone, fax or in person. To avoid any delay, have your insurance policy number on hand, as well as the description of your vehicle. You may not be charged an extra fee to change your address with your insurance company.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
For an official address change on vehicle registration, stop by a Mississippi tax county collector s office with proof of this update. Gather documents that show your address change, such as a utility bill or a financial statement from your bank. You will also want to have your current drivers license and car registration with you. Contact your nearby tax county collector s office to find out about the fee to get a duplicate registration.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
To complete steps to change addresses on your CDL driver s license, you will need to follow the same process you would for a regular driver s license. All address updates must be conducted in person at a nearby Department of Public Safety branch. There is no available option to update this information online. When visiting your nearby office, bring proof of your new residence. Your documentation must have your physical address listed.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
In Mississippi, you are only allowed to make an address change requeston your drivers license by visiting a local DPS office. Upon your visit, you will need to show proof of your new residence. Acceptable documents may include the following:

  • Utility bill, such as electric, water or Internet
  • Financial statement from your bank
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Mortgage or lease agreement
  • Car registration tag receipt

Make sure to also bring your current Mississippi drivers license with you and payment for a duplicate card.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
In order to complete a MS address changing on your identification card, you will need to stop by your nearest Department of Public Safety office with proof of your new residential address.

The DPS will accept these following documents, among others:

  • Utility bill, such as electric, water or Internet
  • Financial statement from your bank
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Mortgage or lease agreement
  • Car registration tag receipt

Have payment ready to request a duplicate ID card with your current address. Only cash or check is accepted as forms of payment at any MS DPS branch.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
Your car insurance company will be able to provide you with specific information pertaining to the steps you need to take to request a name change. You may be able to fax over an official name change, or you may be required to visit a nearby office to complete this change in person. When updating this information with your car insurance company, have your policy number on hand to easily locate you in their records.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
To change name on registration, you must visit a local tax county collector s office. After changing your name with the Social Security Administration, make your way to a nearby tax county collector s office with one of the following acceptable name change documents:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Decree
  • Other court-ordered/approved document

You should also bring your current Mississippi drivers license with you and proof of insurance to locate you in their records.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
Before you can name change on drivers license, you must make this update with the Social Security Administration first. The SSA allows you to make this change at one of their offices in your area (search with your ZIP code) or by mail. Visit their website for further information.

Thereafter, you can stop by your local DPS branch to complete your name change. You will need to present an official change of name document in person. Examples include the following:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Decree
  • Other court-ordered/approved document
How do I change my name on my ID card?
In order to change name on ID card, you will need to follow the same steps you would for your MS drivers license. You must first make your change with the Social Security Administration, either by visiting one of their offices or submitting your request by mail. To get started, you can visit their website and search for an office in your area with your ZIP code.

After this process is complete, you can then request a name change at your DMV office. To make this change effective, present one of the following as proof of new name:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Decree
  • Other court-ordered/approved document
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
You can complete a name change request with the Social Security Administration by visiting one of their offices or making your request by mail. Visit their website to find an office in your area by conducting a search with your ZIP code. You can also email them or send a written letter for further inquires to the address below:

Social Security Administration Office of Public Inquiries 1100 West High Rise 6401 Security Blvd.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
To change names on car registration, you will need to request a duplicate car registration. In order to find out the cost, get in touch with your local tax county collector s office. Make an in-person visit with your MS drivers license on hand and your current car registration. If you are required to submit payment, have both a credit card and cash on your person.
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
An MS car title name change will require you to get a replacement title for $9. If you would like an expedited service of your title, the fee is $39 (subject to change). Your new car title will be sent to the address on file. For more information, contact a tax county collector s office in your area. Be sure to have your current car title and Mississippi drivers license on hand.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
When completing the process to change names with the Department of Public Safety, you will need to pay a duplicate fee for the replacement document. The fees are as follows:

  • Drivers License – $11
  • ID Card – $9

Since you are required to present proof of name change, you must visit your nearby DPS office to complete this change. The MS DPS only accepts cash or a check in person.

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
The state of Mississippi accepts a wide range of documents for proof of residency. When filling out address change forms, you can bring in the following documentation to your local DPS branch to confirm your new location:

  • Utility bill, such as electric, water or Internet
  • Financial statement from your bank
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Mortgage or lease agreement
  • Car registration tag receipt

The MS DPS will not accept any documentation with a PO Box address.

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
The state of Mississippi does not require drivers to present legal status documentation when address changing. However, you do need to show proof of residence. Acceptable documents include but aren t limited to the ones listed below:

  • Mortgage or lease agreement
  • Car registration tag receipt
  • Utility bill, such as electric, water or Internet
  • Financial statement from your bank
  • Voter Registration Card

If you would like further information, contact the Mississippi Department of Public Safety at 601-987-1212.

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Your current address must be reflected on all of your MS Department of Public Safety records, including on the following (if applicable):

Failure to update your residential address with the DPS may result in penalties and high fines. Avoid this type of consequence by visiting a local branch to update your information.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
Your DMV records must be accurate and up to date at all times; therefore complete theaddress change checklistat your earliest convenience: To make this change effective, you will need to visit a local DPS office with proof of your new residence. The documents you choose to present must have a physical address listed in order for it to be acceptable.

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