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Department of Public Safety to extend expiring driver’s licenses, other permits

Anyone who has a driver’s license that has expired, or is set to expire during the COVID-19 pandemic received good news last week.

Mississippi’s Department of Public Safety announced it will extend driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, intermediate licenses, firearm permits, security guard permits and ID cards set to expire.

All licenses and permits that expire between March 14 and June 30 of this year are now valid until Aug. 3. On April 2 all driver’s license stations were closed across the state due to COVID-19 concerns.

Online services are available for renewal and duplicate driver’s licenses, ID cards and address changes that can be made from any computer tablet or mobile phone at dps.ms.gov and driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov.

Driver’s license stations remain closed to the public, except for the nine Mississippi Highway Patrol District Troop Stations across the state, until further notice. The only services the MHP Troop Stations will provide are sex offender registry transactions and all commercial driver license (CDL) transactions.