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DMV reminds drivers of other options to help with wait times

the Mississippi Department of Public Safety is reminding the public that they don’t always have to renew their license at the DMV in person. Renewal and duplicate licenses are available online to help alleviate the need of entering driver service offices around the state. 

DPS says summer is the busiest time of year for DMV’s and they will likely experience longer than normal wait times. The online services include the option for selecting an 8-year driver’s license which reduces the number of visits to a driver service office. 

Reinstatement fees are another service that may also be paid online at the following address: www.ms.gov/dps/license_renewal/Reinstatement

In addition, DPS says that they have launched a new program which could be of help to students. In May of 2019, the Driver Service Bureau launched the new JumpStart (Students Access to Road Test) Program geared for student drivers. The new program allows students 15 years and older to schedule Saturday appointments for written and road tests, as well as allow them to receive permits and driver licenses. The program is currently available at designated offices on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. during the summer months of June, July and August. 

Kiosks are also available at various offices around the state and DPS says they can be a “valuable resource” to try when entering a driver service office for duplicate and renewal driver licenses. 

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