Does Mississippi require an inspection for vehicle registration? Mississippi

The Mississippi (MS) Department of Revenue (DOR) does not require that your motor vehicle pass an emissions or smog inspection to complete the vehicle registration and registration renewal process.

Required Inspections to Register a Motor Vehicle in Mississippi

Although your auto does not have to undergo emissions testing or a smog check, it must pass a safety inspection before you operate it on MS roadways.

Many gasoline and auto repair service stations are authorized to perform vehicle safety inspections. Areas service station agents will inspect on your motor vehicle so that you can complete the register car process are:

  • Windshield wipers.
  • Rear and front lights on the vehicle.
  • Turn signals.
  • Brakes.
  • Shocks and struts.
Regular auto repairs and tune-ups can help you to pass the safety inspection. After you finalize your car registration, check your local yellow pages to locate authorized inspection stations near you.

You can also dial (601) 987-1212 to contact the MS Department of Public Safety to find an authorized inspection station near where you live.

Be sure to ask about prices, and find out how the cost of an inspection will affect your regular registration fees.

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