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Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance

Duties of the Insurance Commissioner The Commissioner of Insurance is elected to a four-year term and may be re-elected. Miss. Code Ann. § 83-1-1 et seq. The Commissioner is charged with execution of all laws relative to insurance companies, corporations, associations and fraternal orders, their agents and adjusters. The Commissioner licenses and regulates the practices of all insurance companies, agents, burial associations, fraternal societies, bail bondsmen, and other entities engaged in the business of insurance. The Commissioner, as State Fire Marshal, acting through the State Chief Deputy Fire Marshal, investigates all fires called to his attention occurring in the state, licenses manufacturers, installers/transporters and dealers of mobile homes and regulates their practices. The Commissioner, through the State Fire Marshal Division, administers the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code. The Commissioner, through the Fire Service Development Division, establishes guidelines, use and accountability for municipal and county fire protection funds. The Commissioner administers the Liquefied Compressed Gas Equipment Law (Miss. Code Ann. § 75-57-1 et seq.) and enforces the National Fire Protection Association Code, Books 54 and 58. The Commissioner encourages and supports all employees to attain and maintain professional designations in their career fields.

601.359.3569

Agency Address:

501 North West Street,
Jackson, MS 39201