Mississippi Driver-License-Manual-Jan-2012.Pdf

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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DRIVER LICENSE BUREAU Post Office Box 958 Jackson, Mississippi 39205 www.mdps.state.ms.us

CUSTOMER SERVICE Driver’s Records 987-1224 987-1296 Commercial Driver’s Help Desk 987-1246 987-1217 Inspection/Tint Stickers 987-1253 Responsibility 987-1254 Permits/Firearms 987-1599

DRIVER LICENSE STATIONS District No. 2 – Jackson HQ Phone 601-987-1281 601-987-1282 Phone 601-987-1283 601-987-1285 License District No. 1 – Metro Center Phone 601-352-6928 District No. 1 Troop – C – Pearl Phone 601-420-6342 District No. 2 - Greenwood Phone 662-453-5742 District No. 3 – Batesville Phone 662-563-6427 District No. 4 – New Albany Phone 662-534-8619 District No. 5 – Starkville Phone 662-323-5316 District No. 6 – Meridian Phone 601-483-9246 District No. 7 – Hattiesburg Phone 601-582-3814 District No. 8 – Gulfport Phone 228-863-1819 District No. 9 – Brookhaven Phone 601-833-0808

Phil Bryant Governor Mississippi
Operating a vehicle is an exciting privilege and is one that should be taken seriously. Learning and following the laws of the road is the best way to protect yourself and your passengers from harm while traveling the roadways of our great state. Each year, so many motorists are injured or lose their lives, and Mississippi’s per capita teen driving fatality rate is higher than any other in the nation. Keep yourself and others safe by learning, understanding and obeying the traffic laws outlined in this manual. Take special care in school zones and when sharing the road with school buses; do everything in your power to protect our children. It is also essential that you and your passengers buckle your seat belts each and every time you are ina vehicle Seat belt use in Mississippi is higher than it has ever been, and seat belts have been proven to save lives. Buckle up; it is the law. Best wishes to you as you prepare to become a responsible, licensed driver. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety strives for “Courtesy, Service and Safety” and stands ready to assist you in every way.

Albert Santa Cruz Commissioner Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Colonel Donnell Berry Assistant Commissioner, DPS Chief, MHSP

Obtaining this driver manual is your first step toward becoming a licensed driver in Mississippi. We will do all we can to help you reach your goal. In this manual, you will find the rules that govern the operation of motor vehicles on our roadways. We urge you to learn and obey them. The men and women of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol are committed to making your driving experiences safe and enjoyable. Call upon them whenever you need them. As a licensed driver, you will be able to travel freely and enjoy the landscape and attractions of this great state and nation. When you do, please drive safely.

ORIGINAL Fees for all original licenses must be cash. Fees for ID cards must also be cash for renewal, replacement, or originals. To avoid a delay, please bring exact amount. Regular License Class R .....................$21.00 Intermediate License Class Y...............$ 6.00 Regular License Class R (Under 18) ...$ 6.00 Commercial License Class D...............$26.00 Identification Card...............................$14.00 Learner's Permit ...................................$ 4.00 Motorcycle Endorsement .....................$ 6.00

RENEWALS Fees for renewals may be paid by cash or check. To avoid a delay, please bring the exact amount along with your renewal card to your local examiner. Regular License, Class R ................... $21.00 Regular License, Class R (Under 18)...$ 6.00 Commercial License, Class D............ $26.00 Identification Card..............................$14.00 Duplicate License ................................$ 8.00 2nd or subsequent duplicate license.... $ 8.00 Late Fee................................................$ 1.00

To obtain a copy of your driver license record, send $11.00 money order or certified check, a...
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