Mississippi: AG Opinion States DPS May Not Charge Additional Carry Permit Photo Processing Free Without Legislative Approval

| October 28, 2013

Mississippi: AG Opinion States DPS May Not Charge Additional Carry Permit Photo Processing Free Without Legislative Approval

During a contentious budget hearing last month, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R) publicly questioned whether the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) had the authority to raise carry permit and other license fees without legislative approval.  DPS had imposed a $6.00 fee hike on carry permit applicants because a vendor began charging the department more for processing the photographs that appear on state-issued carry permits.  Attorney General Jim Hood (D) has released an opinion stating that DPS may not charge a $6.00 fee to cover costs associated with printing and issuing carry permits, and that carry permit applicants can only be required to submit the $100 license fee and cover costs associated with fingerprinting.

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