New Residents Guide

Living in Mississippi

Arts, Media, & Sports
Information about museums, publications, radio and TV stations, and sports and recreation links.
Find Affordable Housing
The Mississippi Affordable Housing Development Fund has programs to help citizens purchase homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also has programs for low-income households to purchase housing.
Information about Mississippi's Governor, Lt. Governor, and other elected officials.
Health & Social Services
Information about health services including vital records, family health and well-being, environmental health, and social services.
Information for residents including consumer services, family services, resources for seniors, tax and voting information, and opportunities for volunteering.

Driving in Mississippi

Find Maps of Mississippi
The Mississippi Department of Transportation website has various online maps such as scenic bywayscity maps, and hurricane evacuation route mapsThe Mississippi Vacation Guide includes an official State Highway Map.
Get a Driver's License
There are nine districts in Mississippi. View the districts map and find the office location(s) for your district. View license fees and applications and find a Frequently Asked Questions page with more detailed information on getting a license in Mississippi.
Get a State ID Card
Make sure that you have approved forms of identification before going to get your ID.
Monitor Traffic Conditions
The Mississippi Department of Transportation website has an online traffic monitoring application called MDOTTraffic that allows you to view a map of current road conditions and view traffic cameras. The application can even send you alerts when there are accidents or delays on your route.
Register Your Vehicle and Get Tags and Plates
The first time you register a vehicle in Mississippi you will need to do so at your local county tax collector's office​. There are fees associated with registering your car, getting a new title, and getting a plate, and they can vary county to county.
Select a Special License Plate
Mississippi has a variety of special plates that you may choose from.

Going to School

Working in Mississippi

Find a Job for the Vision Impaired
If you or your loved one is vision impaired, Mississippi Industries for the Blind has resources to help employ blind Mississippians.
Find a New Job
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has Job Seeker Services such as a Job Search, Job Hunting Tips, and Training and Education resources.
Find a State Job
If you are looking for a state job, the Mississippi State Personnel Board site has a State Job Search.