The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has begun rolling out a new driver’s license design, launching the biggest overhaul in MS driver’s license history. The modernization project was 5 years in the making.

Residents who renew or order a duplicate license (online and in-person at renewal kiosks), as well as those registering for a license for the first time at a branch location will enjoy myriad security benefits to better protect their identities both on the license and during the process of acquiring it. DPS officials say the new licenses and system for distributing them via kiosks and the internet should be complete within a year, improving efficiency of the licensure process and reducing long wait times for customers.

Showcased below, there are two versions of the new Mississippi driver’s license – horizontal for over 21, and vertical for minors under 21 years old.

new Mississippi Driver's License design

New Mississippi driver's license design for minors

“This state-of-the-art system will expedite services provided from both our administrative and field operational locations,” said Major Kenneth Brown, Bureau Director of Driver Service Bureau, MS Department of Public Safety. “The beneficial impact to the public will be that it creates convenience and faster services with a better and safer credential. All features of our new license will provide enhanced security aimed at the protection of our citizens. As this modernization process continues, we will eventually move to full implementation within all of our front counter driver license locations.”

More information about Mississippi license renewal can be found at the MS Dept of Public Works Website.

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