Visit the Lafayette County Tax Collector’s office located at 300 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 103, Oxford, MS 38655, to purchase a car tag.
The state of Mississippi requires that you buy your tag within seven working days of the car’s purchase date to avoid penalties. You have a 15 day grace period for renewing your car tag without penalties. Mississippi does not have a temporary tag or drive out tag.
Vehicle tags must be renewed every year. The Department of Revenue will send you a registration renewal notice before your current registration expires.
You can renew your car tag in three ways:
- In person: Visit the Lafayette County Tax Collector’s office located at 300 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 103, Oxford, MS 38655. You will need your renewal notice or your current certificate of registration and a form of payment.
- By mail: You can mail your renewal notice and your payment to 300 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 103, Oxford, MS 38655.
Any vehicle, in working order or not, must be registered and tagged. To buy a car tag, you must visit the Tax Assessor’s Office with your title and driver’s license in-hand.
Courtesy tag statements are mailed prior to the first day of the month they are due to be renewed. For more information about car tags, please call (662) 234-6006.