State Regulations for Mississippi

Date Revised: 09/09/2022

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:

Mississippi 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:

U.S. Department of Labor

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.