Commercial Transportation Enforcement Division Appeals Board

The Board consists of members appointed to staggered terms by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Revenue and the Department of Public Safety. Overweight assessments are civil delinquent privilege taxes and are determined by a fee schedule based on the weight over the legal limit. An overweight assessment may be appealed to the CTED Appeals Board for review. The Board may dismiss, reduce or let an assessment stand.

An appeal must be requested within 30 days of the overweight assessment, by FAX at 601-987-1203, email at, or USPS mail:

Mississippi Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 893
Jackson, MS 39205-0853

Any questions may be directed to the Appeals Board at 601-987-1521.


Payments for overweight assessments may be made to:

Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Accounting Division
Post Office Box 132
Jackson, MS 39205-0132

Payments may be made with check, money order or credit card. Any questions may be directed to the MDPS Accounting at 601-987-1238.