Mississippi Transfer Car Title

Do you need to transfer your car title in Mississippi? If a MS car title is currently in your name, but should be amended, learn more about the process and get started by following the steps below.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DPS related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DPS in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DPS.

3: Via a DPS office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DPS office. Varying DPS offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DPS closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DPS allows you to make a personal appointment.




Mississippi Car Title Transfers

When buying or selling a used car, the most important move in the transaction is transferring the title. While other documents may be needed, such as the Odometer Disclosure Statement, the title must be in the new owner's name. Failure to transfer the title within ninety days will result in an increased excise tax assessment. Transferring the title within ninety days is assessed a tax of three percent, and is assessed a tax of 4.5 percent when transferred after ninety days. When transferring the title, the owner must complete the odometer specifications on the title form. If a lienholder is associated with the car, they must be listed. The new owner must submit a properly endorsed certificate of title, the vehicle's last certificate of registration, and a vehicle inspection certificate. The completed form must then be submitted to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety in person.