New License Plates Will Feature Biloxi's Lighthouse

A local landmark that came to signify the coast's strength after Katrina will now represent the entire state. Beginning October 1st, Mississippi's new license plates will feature the Biloxi Lighthouse. By law, the tag's design must change every five years.

The new design, showing the Biloxi Lighthouse standing in the light of a new day, recognizes the building's historical importance, and a significant time in our state's history.

The lighthouse was erected in 1848 to aid ships navigating the Mississippi Sound. Throughout its 159 years, it has survived numerous hurricanes, including Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

"This tag design is intended to be a reminder to us of all of 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," Commissioner of Revenue Joe Blount said.