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How to Renew a Driver's License in Mississippi

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A Mississippi Driver's License can be renewed either online or in person at a local Department of Public Safety (DPS) office.


  1. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety will send you a renewal notice before expiration.
  2. You may renew your Mississippi driver's license up to six months prior to expiration date.


You must bring:

  1. Your expiring license or proof of identity.
  2. If your name or address has changed, appropriate documentation is required (court order, marriage license, birth certificate, etc.)
  3. Your Social Security card.
  4. The renewal fee of $20.


You can renew your regular (class R) Mississippi Driver's License online every alternate period, provided there is no change in your name or address since the last renewal.
You need:

  1. Your current license.
  2. Debit or Credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or an electronic check to make the payment (An additional payment of $3.87 is levied for all online transactions, which includes handling and postal charges).

You can renew online up to a year after expiration date or up to six months before expiration. There is an additional charge of $1 when renewing after expiration.
The renewed driver's license will arrive by mail within 10 to 12 days.


Submitted by ychow on 2nd Sep 2015

How interesting it is that

How interesting it is that license can be renewed upto 6 months ahead, but even when someone has a legally authorized stay in the country, including Permanent Resident Status, it is renewable for a maximum of one year. So if I were to go to DMV office 6 month's ahead, my license will be renewed only for 12 months on the day of renewal- and if I were to do it 2-3-4 years, ohh boy, you are only giving a license for 6 months.

Donot understand this discrimination. Donot understand what and how it makes our roads safer, the residents more protected.

I was once informed that it will prevent terror attacks indirectly stating all foreign born legal residents are terrorists! It hurts besides causing inconvenience to all of us who want to make US (Mississippi) our home.

This policy really needs a review with an and humane open mind, casting aside prejudices against foreign born residents, andpre-supposing that foreign borns are responsible for breaking law and/or terror activities in the country.

This post does not require a home address though I would not mind giving my home address just in case someone wishes to discuss / talk to me about this issue.