Renew Driver’s License and Identification Card
A driver may renew their driver’s license anytime within six (6) months of expiration.
Individuals with a Mississippi driver's license or identification card that has not been expired for more than twelve (12) months can renew online or at a Driver Service station. After twelve (12) months, individuals must renew their driver's license or identification card in-person at a Driver Service station. Renewing at a Driver Service Station will require applicants to take a new photograph and complete the renewal application. A $1.00 late fee will apply.
You are only allowed to renew your driver's license or identification card online every other time, therefore if your most recent renewal was done online, you will need to go to a Driver Service station to complete the renewal process.
NOTE: Non-US Citizens must be within 30 days of their expiration date before they can renew their driver license or identification card. Non-US Citizens must appear In-Person at a Driver Service station with all required Homeland Security immigration documents. Non-US citizens are not permitted to renew their driver's license or identification card online.
*No documents are required unless driver’s license or identification card has expired more than sixty (60) months. After sixty (60) months, all documents are required - birth certificate, SSN and two proofs of residency.
**Driver’s licenses expired after sixty (60) months are also required to re-take the knowledge (written) exam.
Military members – Any member of the United States armed forces who had a current Mississippi license at the time it expired and was out of the state because of active duty may renew their license at any time within ninety (90) days of being released from active duty or returning to the state without having to pay a late fee or take an exam, unless the department has a valid reason to believe that the licensee is no longer eligible for a license. Affidavits from military personnel must attest to their military service as well as their discharge or return date.
*NOTE: The Driver Service Bureau may not have had your documentation updated due to a newly modified records management system. In order to prevent any delays, applicants are encouraged to bring their required documents, i.e.; birth certificate, SSN, and two proofs of residency. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Driver Service Bureau highly recommends all applicants make an appointment at dps.ms.gov/appointment.