How to Download and Fill Out Mississippi Title Application Form 78-002
If you need to apply for a title and license for your vehicle in Mississippi, you will need to fill out the Mississippi Title Application Form 78-002. This form is available at any tax collector's office or online at the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) website. Here are the steps to download and fill out this form:
Visit the Title Forms page on the DOR website and click on the link for \"78-002 Application for Mississippi Title and License\".
A PDF file of the form will open in a new tab or window. You can either print it out and fill it in by hand, or fill it in electronically using a PDF reader software.
The form has four sections: A, B, C, and D. Section A is for the vehicle information, such as make, model, year, VIN, etc. Section B is for the owner information, such as name, address, driver's license number, etc. Section C is for the lienholder information, if applicable. Section D is for the signature of the owner and the date.
Make sure to fill in all the required fields and check the appropriate boxes. If you are filling out the form electronically, you can either sign it using a digital signature or print it out and sign it by hand.
Once you have completed the form, you will need to submit it to your local tax collector's office along with the following documents and fees:
The original or a certified copy of the vehicle title or Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO), if applicable.
A valid out-of-state registration receipt, if you bought the vehicle from another state.
An Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form 78-015), if the vehicle is less than ten years old.
A bill of sale or an Affidavit of Relationship, if you bought the vehicle from a private seller or a relative.
A $9 title fee plus any applicable registration fees and taxes.
For more information about title and registration requirements in Mississippi, you can visit the Tags & Titles page on the DOR website or contact your local tax collector's office.
Why Do You Need a Mississippi Title
A title is a legal document that proves your ownership of a vehicle. It contains important information about the vehicle, such as the VIN, the make and model, the odometer reading, and any liens or encumbrances on it. A title is required for the following purposes:
To register your vehicle and obtain a license plate.
To sell or transfer your vehicle to another person or entity.
To apply for a loan or insurance for your vehicle.
To report a stolen or recovered vehicle.
If you lose or damage your title, you can apply for a replacement title using Form 78-006. If you change your name or address, you can apply for a corrected title using Form 78-007. If you move to another state, you will need to surrender your Mississippi title and obtain a new one from the new state.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Mississippi Title
The processing time for a Mississippi title application may vary depending on the volume of applications and the availability of staff at the tax collector's office. Generally, it takes about two to four weeks to receive your title by mail after submitting your application. However, if you need your title sooner, you can use the Fast Track Title Program, which guarantees that you will receive your title within 72 hours of submitting your application. To use this program, you will need to fill out Form 78-026 and pay an additional $39 fee. 061ffe29dd