Mississippi State Electric Bike Laws

Mississippi State Electric Bike Laws

How does Mississippi define what an electric bike is?

The state of Mississippi (MS) does not legally define electric bicycles. In Opinion No. 2007-00602, Attorney General Jim Hood clarified that bicycle with a motor attached to it does not satisfy the definition of “motor vehicle.”

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Mississippi?

The state of Mississippi does not require license or registration for electric bikes.

What are the restrictions on Motor power or throttle in Mississippi?

The state of Mississippi doesn't have any restrictions on motor power or throttle for electric bikes. 

Are there any age restrictions to riding an electric bike in Mississippi?

Since electric bikes are not legally defined in the state of Mississippi, there are not age restrictions for their use either.

What are the laws around helmets in Mississippi?

Helmets are not required for electric bicycles.

What are the rules for riding on the road in Mississippi?

In Opinion 2007-00602, Attorney General James Hood stated that it is up to the entity creating bike lanes and paths to decide if electric bikes are allowed. Please review the restrictions for electric bikes with the local ordinance where you intend to ride.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable. EVELO strongly encourages checking with City, County, State and other local agencies for the most recent laws governing the proper, legal use of electric bicycles in your area.


Mississippi Attorney General Opinion Database