Mississippi

Mississippi Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License, Permits, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/14/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.dps.ms.gov/.

Operating a Motorcycle in Mississippi

In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Mississippi you must:

  • Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
  • Obtain a Mississippi motorcycle license (you also need to obtain a motorcycle permit)
  • Register your motorcycle with the state of Mississippi
  • Obtain insurance coverage that meets Mississippi state requirements

The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Mississippi is 15 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting a Mississippi Motorcycle License

According to the Mississippi Division of Motor Vehicles, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license to operate a motorcycle. 

Find out how to obtain a Mississippi Motorcycle License here.

Motorcycle Education & Training in Mississippi

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Mississippi, it is mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Mississippi motorcycle license, regardless of age. To find a Mississippi Safety Course, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.

Mississippi Motorcycle Insurance Requirements

If you’re riding a motorcycle, you will have many of the same requirements regarding registration, licensing and insurance as automobile drivers have in Mississippi. For information about Mississippi insurance requirements, visit http://www.mid.ms.gov/.       

By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Mississippi motorcycle license. If you are a new resident in Mississippi, or you are a new rider and you’re shopping for motorcycle insurance, click here to get a quote in minutes.

Disclaimer: The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should review the links within this article, or contact the relevant state agency, for complete and current information.

The MS DMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Mississippi, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.

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