State Regulations for Mississippi

Date Revised: 08/12/2019

Governing Body: 

Mississippi Department of Health 

License Required for Day Camps : 
License Required for Resident Camps: 
License Information: 

Day Camps: Most day camps might meet one of the exemptions for child care license. See below.

How to Get a Child Care License


Resident Camps:

Youth Camp Regulations

Criminal Background Checks Required: 
Criminal Background Checks Information: 

Mississippi Criminal Information Center
Records Division
P.O. Box 958
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
(601) 987-1212

$32 for each request. Details

Department of Health Fingerprint Background Check Information

State Allows FBI Checks: 
Driving Record Checks: 

Available online from the Dept. of Public Safety website.

Fee of $11 

State Sex Offender Registry: 
Minimum Wage: 

N/A* Federal Minimum Wage Applies

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions: 

No specified state-level exemptions. Federal FLSA exemptions applies for those covered by Act.

Subminimum Wage: 

No specified state-level Subminimum Wage. Federal FLSA Subminimum Wage rules applies for those covered by Act.

Minimum Wage Source: 
Overtime Pay Requirements: 

No specified state-level requirements. Federal FLSA ovetime pay requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Exemptions: 

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements: 

No specified state-level meal/rest period requirements. Federal FLSA meal/rest period requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax: 
Student Exemption Information: 

Services performed in the employ of a school by a student or the spouse of the student under certain circumstances; or by an individual who is a student at a nonprofit or publich institution, is under the age of 22, and is enrolled in a program which combines academic instruction with work experience.