Best Times to Visit a DPS Drivers License Center

When planning for a trip to a Missouri license office, consider the best times to avoid long waits.

  • Mornings are generally less crowded than afternoons. 
  • Mid-week is less crowded than Mondays or Fridays.
  • Any day before or after a holiday will likely be more crowded.
  • The first and last days of the month are often busy with customers conducting last minute business.
  • Staff often go on lunch break starting around noon, leaving a reduced crew.  Try to avoid the lunch hour.
  • Be sure to arrive with plenty of time before closing to complete your transaction.  This is especially important if you need to be complete a written test or road test.
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Going to a DPS Office In Person

If you need other licensing services you must visit a Mississippi Department of Public Safety licensing office. They can be found in various locations, including court houses, libraries and sheriff substations.  Scheduling of appointments is not currently available in Missouri.   

To apply for a Mississippi driver license or permit, there are a number of documents that you will need to present at your local Drivers License Center. These include:

  • A certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • Your Social Security card (originals only--no copies).
  • 2 documents that verifies the correct residential address. This can include a bank statement, utility bill, mortgage document or property rental contract, insurance policies or other recent mail showing a Mississippi street address. 

Mississippi DPS Services

Mississippi DPS Appointments

Save time at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety by knowing the requirements and shortcuts to complete your transaction.  Some functions can also completed online.  You may be able to skip an entire trip to the DPS driver license office by following the links to complete certain transactions.