Biloxi Lighthouse New Symbol on State License Tags
Beginning October 1, 2007, a new tag design will be issued for all new
purchases and renewals of regular motor vehicle license plates. As
required by law, the design of the tag changes every 5 years.
The new design for the Mississippi license plate--- the Biloxi Lighthouse
standing in the light of a new day---recognizes a building of historical
importance, and, a significant time in our state's history.
The Biloxi Lighthouse has long been recognized as a landmark of the
Mississippi Gulf Coast, a sentinel erected in 1848 to aid ships navigating
the Mississippi Sound. Throughout its 159 years, it has survived a score
of hurricanes, including the great storms of 1947 and 1969.
And, on August 29, 2005, it stood defiant against the wind and surge of
Katrina. Today, it is no longer just a beacon to seafarers, but a
tangible testament of resilience. The Biloxi Lighthouse stands proud and
tall representing those who weathered the storm.
Joe Blount, Commissioner of Revenue, said "this tag design is intended to
be a reminder to us of all those who lost so much from Katrina, to serve
as a symbol of our citizens' commitment to recovery as well as a symbol of
our gratitude to all Americans for their prayers and generous support."
The License Tag Commission consists of the Governor, State Treasurer,
Attorney General, and State Tax Commissioner. The State Tax Commission
provides staff assistance for the License Tag Commission.