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Driver Service Bureau extends “Skip the Line” hours of operations

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety will kick off the holiday season by expanding hours of operations to customers seeking services from the driver service bureau.  The extended hours will include Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at specific offices, including the Nesbit location at 159 License Drive off Highway 51.   

The Saturday services will include first time regular driver licenses & identification cards, renewals and duplicates, learner’s permit testing, reinstatements, Commercial Driver’s License  (CDL) renewals & duplicates only (no CDL road test will be administered during Saturday services); as well as firearm permits.  

“We are excited our employees have volunteered to work and offer these extended hours. The extended Saturday services are meant to enhance the holiday experience by relieving added stress of obtaining services we provide,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “We also would like to invite all college students needing to make changes to their information that are traveling home for the holidays to use this time block for quick and easy services.” 

Customers will be serviced by appointment only and must schedule appointments by visiting

For more information and required documents please visit

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