Mississippi Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

Any driver of a vehicle who fails or refuses to stop and submit the vehicle and load to a weighing, or who fails or refuses, when directed by such an officer upon weighing of the vehicle, to stop the vehicle and otherwise comply with the provisions of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00), or by confinement in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and jail sentence and, if operating at a gross weight in excess of the legal limit, such additional penalty or assessment as provided by law.

WEIGHT

FINE

1 – 999 lbs

$10 minimum penalty

1,000 – 1,999 lbs

$.01 per pound in excess of legal limit

2,000 – 2,999 lbs

$.02 per pound in excess of legal limit

3,000 – 3,999 lbs

$.03 per pound in excess of legal limit

4,000 – 4,999 lbs

$.04 per pound in excess of legal limit

5,000 – 5,999 lbs

$.05 per pound in excess of legal limit

6,000 – 6,999 lbs

$.06 per pound in excess of legal limit

7,000 – 7,999 lbs

$.07 per pound in excess of legal limit

8,000 – 8,999 lbs

$.08 per pound in excess of legal limit

9,000 – 9,999 lbs

$.09 per pound in excess of legal limit

10,000 – 10,999 lbs

$.10 per pound in excess of legal limit

11,000 lbs or more

$.11 per pound in excess of legal limit

http://mdot.ms.gov/documents/enforcement/Manuals/Commercial%20Motor%20Vehicle%20Manual.pdf

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/1997/SB/2600-2699/SB2688IN.htm

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