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One of the most populous US states and the second-largest automotive industry in the nation is in Indiana. It is leading the US in manufacturing and hence is responsible for job growth. The growth is hence leading to more residents and vehicle owners. For this, Indiana has a Bureau of Motor Vehicle, Indiana BMV that helps obtain new licenses, titles, and registration for new residents. It also offers many resources to assist military personnel and their families. A Driver Safety Program is well in place with the help of which drivers with citation points can complete an approved Driver Safety Program for credits to their license. Not only this, you can learn how to resolve an on-hold vehicle registration due to toll violation. Let us dive in and get to know about Indiana BMV, furthermore.

What is the Online Services offered by Indiana BMV?

There are a number of online services that are being offered by Indiana BMV, some of them are:

  1. Creating a myBMV account: From here a driving exam can be scheduled, or license plate can be renewed.
  2. You can view your vehicle titles, lien, and registration.
  3. You can also view your Driving record.
  4. You can request a replacement driver’s license too using the web portal.
  5. You can renew a professional license.
  6. You can have access to limited criminal history search as well.
  7. License/ ID validity can also be known through online services.

How to Apply for Driver’s License and its approval in Indiana BMV?

The Driver’s Licenses are issued throughout the Indiana state and the requirements for the same are discussed below.

  • Types: There are two types of Driver’s License – Probationary Driver’s License and Standard Driver’s License. If someone is under the age of 21, their license is considered Probationary. A learner’s permit for 180 days (approximately six months) is a must. If a person successfully completed an approved driver education program and is at least 16 years and 90 days old then the License can be obtained. A Standard License can be obtained only if a person is 21 years of age or older. A US citizen can renew his/her license up to 24 months prior to its expiration.
  • Examination and Screening: All applicants are required to take a vision screening, which checks on the measures of a person’s visual acuity. You need to take a written test for applying for a new Driver’s License, or on renewing from a probationary driver’s license to a standard driver’s license or if you moved recently to Indiana from another country or on the expiration of driver’s license. Some written tests are also required for transferring a CDL, motorcycle or for-hire endorsement. 

The written test is generally based on information in the Indiana Driver’s Manual https://www.in.gov/bmv/licenses-permits-ids/learners-permits-and-drivers-licenses-overview/learners-permit/drivers-manual/ The written test include multiple-choice questions divided into two sections concerning traffic maneuvers and knowledge of types of traffic signs. Passed written test results are valid for 180 days.

  • Driving Test: An applicant should arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time to take the driving test. For the test one needs to visit the BMV branch, according to the suitable location.
  • Renewing or Replacing a License online: You can also renew and replace your driver’s license online if your name and address are the same as in the last license, if you do not have endorsement or restriction that prevents online processing (if looking for online renewing), if you are not required to take exams. All you need to provide is your date of birth and Social Security Number in order to renew or replace your driver’s license.

What are the Documents required for Driver’s License?

The following documents are required for Driver’s License from Indiana BMV:

  1. United States Birth Certificate
  2. Unexpired United States Passport
  3. Foreign Passport with a visa and I-94 Form
  4. Consular report of birth abroad
  5. Social Security Card
  6. Documents proving Residency
  7. Document proving your lawful status in the United States
  8. Two documents proving your Indiana residency.

What are the vehicle registration requirements in Indiana BMV?

There are three options to register a vehicle – Online Vehicle Registration, In-Person Registration, getting the title by mail.

For Online Registration, you must register within 45 days of the vehicle being brought. After applying for the title, visit myBMV online registration form https://mybmv.bmv.in.gov/bmv/mybmv/default.aspx and make an account or log in. Fill in details like Driver’s License Number, Vehicle’s title info, Registration fee payment.

For In-Person Registration, visit your local BMV, provide your driver’s license number, original title of the vehicle, proof of being insured in Indiana, and Registration fee payment.

For getting the title by mail, you can mail your application for Certificate of Title (Form 44049). Once the titling process is complete, the vehicle can be registered online thereafter.

The vehicle registration fees for registering vehicle in Indiana are static and are calculated based on a number of factors. There are various fees you need to pay while registering.

Various Fees when RegisteringPrice charged
Plate Transfer$9.75
Late Car Registration$5
Duplicate Registration Certificate$6.25
Duplicate License Plate or sticker$10.25
Updating Registration Info$6
Change type of License plate$10

What are the documents required for Vehicle Registration?

  1. Certificate of Title.
  2. Vehicle inspection of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  3. Proof of address
  4. Proof of Social Security Number

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I apply online for the Driver’s License in Indiana?

Yes, you can apply online and offline both for the Driver’s License in Indiana.

Are there any restriction on visual ability for the driver’s who read with glasses?

Yes, there are restrictions such as B plus F restrictions, B restriction, B plus F plus G restrictions. For more detail visit https://www.in.gov/bmv/licenses-permits-ids/learners-permits-and-drivers-licenses-overview/learners-permit/vision-screening/ 

How do I create a myBMV account?

You can visit https://mybmv.bmv.in.gov/bmv/mybmv/default.aspx and sign up for the myBMV account. You need to provide your Driving License Number, Social Security Number, and Zip Code for the same.

DMV Offices in Indiana

Indianapolis BMV License AgencyGoshen BMV License Agency
Huntington BMV License AgencyGary BMV License Agency
Hobart BMV License AgencyFishers BMV License Agency
Hartford City BMV License AgencyFairmount BMV License Agency
Hammond BMV License AgencyEvansville BMV License Agency
Greenwood BMV License AgencyEnglish BMV License Agency
Greensburg BMV License AgencyElkhart BMV License Agency
Greenfield BMV License AgencyEast Chicago BMV License Agency
Greencastle BMV License AgencyDeMotte BMV License Agency
Delphi BMV License AgencyBoonville BMV License Agency
Decatur BMV License AgencyBluffton BMV License Agency
Danville BMV License AgencyBloomington BMV License Agency
Dale BMV License AgencyBloomfield BMV License Agency
Crown Point BMV License AgencyBerne BMV License Agency
Corydon BMV License AgencyBedford BMV License Agency
Connersville BMV License AgencyAuburn BMV License Agency
Columbus BMV License AgencyAngola BMV License Agency
Columbia City BMV License AgencyAnderson BMV License Agency
Clinton BMV License AgencyAlbany BMV License Branch Office
Carmel BMV License AgencyAlbion BMV License Branch Office
Brownsburg BMV License AgencyAmboy BMV License Agency
Brookville BMV License AgencyAlexandria BMV License Agency
Brazil BMV License AgencyBatesville BMV License Agency
Winchester BMV License AgencyNappanee BMV License Agency
Winamac BMV License AgencyMuncie BMV License Agency
Williamsport BMV License AgencyMorocco BMV License Agency
West Lafayette BMV License AgencyMonticello BMV License Agency
Washington BMV License AgencyMishawaka BMV License Agency
Warsaw BMV License AgencyMichigan City BMV License Agency
Walkerton BMV License AgencyMerrillville BMV License Agency
Wabash BMV License AgencyMartinsville BMV License Agency
Vincennes BMV License AgencyMarion BMV License Agency
Vevay BMV License AgencyMadison BMV License Agency
Versailles BMV License AgencyLoogootee BMV License Agency
Veedersburg BMV License AgencyLogansport BMV License Agency
Valparaiso BMV License AgencyLinton BMV License Agency
Tipton BMV License AgencyLiberty BMV License Agency
Tell City BMV License AgencyLebanon BMV License Agency
Sullivan BMV License AgencyLawrenceburg BMV License Agency
Spencer BMV License AgencyLagrange BMV License Agency
South Bend BMV License AgencyLafayette BMV License Agency
Shelbyville BMV License AgencyLa Porte BMV License Agency
Seymour BMV License AgencyKokomo BMV License Agency
Sellersburg BMV License AgencyKnox BMV License Agency
Scottsburg BMV License AgencyKendallville BMV License Agency
Schererville BMV License AgencyJeffersonville BMV License Agency
Salem BMV License AgencyJasper BMV License Agency
Rushville BMV License AgencyPlymouth BMV License Agency
Rockville BMV License AgencyPlainfield BMV License Agency
Rochester BMV License AgencyPetersburg BMV License Agency
Rising Sun BMV License AgencyPeru BMV License Agency
Richmond BMV License AgencyPendleton BMV License Agency
Rensselaer BMV License AgencyPaoli BMV License Agency
Princeton BMV License AgencyNorth Vernon BMV License Agency
Poseyville BMV License AgencyNoblesville BMV License Agency
Portland BMV License AgencyNew Haven BMV License Agency
Portage BMV License AgencyNew Castle BMV License Agency
Nashville BMV License AgencyNew Albany BMV License Agency

DMV Offices in Nebraska

York County Courthouse in YorkKimball County Courthouse in Kimball
Saline County Courthouse in WilberBuffalo County Courthouse in Kearney
Cuming County Courthouse in West PointChase County Courthouse in Imperial
Wayne County Courthouse in WayneGrant County Courthouse in Hyannis
Saunders County Courthouse in WahooPhelps County Courthouse in Holdrege
Cherry County Courthouse in ValentineDriver’s License Testing Station in Nebraska
McPherson County Courthouse in TryonThayer County Courthouse in Hebron
Hitchcock County Courthouse in TrentonHayes County Courthouse in Hayes Center
Thomas County Courthouse in ThedfordAdams County Courthouse in Hastings
Burt County Courthouse in TekamahCedar County Courthouse in Hartington
Johnson County Courthouse in TecumsehSioux County Courthouse in Harrison
Loup County Courthouse in TaylorBanner County Courthouse in Harrisburg
Frontier County Courthouse in StockvilleGreeley County Courthouse in Greeley
Logan County Courthouse in StapletonPerkins County Courthouse in Grant
Stanton County Courthouse in StantonHall County Courthouse in Grand Island
Keya Paha County Courthouse in SpringviewScotts Bluff County Administration Office in Gering
Cheyenne County Courthouse in SidneyFillmore County Courthouse in Geneva
Seward County Courthouse in SewardNance County Courthouse in Fullerton
Colfax County Courthouse in SchuylerDodge County Courthouse in Fremont
Howard County Courthouse in Saint PaulFranklin County Courthouse in Franklin
Sheridan County Courthouse in RushvilleJefferson County Courthouse in Fairbury
Webster County Courthouse in Red CloudGosper County Courthouse in Elwood
Dixon County Courthouse in PoncaRichardson County Courthouse in Douglas
Cass County Courthouse in PlattsmouthButler County Courthouse in David City
Pierce County Courthouse in PiercePlatte County Courthouse in Columbus
Thurston County Courthouse in PenderClay County Courthouse in Clay Center
Pawnee County Courthouse in Pawnee CityDeuel County Courthouse in Chappell
Sarpy County Courthouse in PapillionDawes County Courthouse in Chadron
Garden County Courthouse in OshkoshMerrick County Courthouse in Central City
Polk County Courthouse in OsceolaKnox County Courthouse in Center
Valley County Courthouse in OrdBoyd County Courthouse in Butte
Holt County Courthouse in OneillGarfield County Courthouse in Burwell
Driver’s license Station in OmahaCuster County Courthouse in Broken Bow
Douglas County Courthouse in OmahaMorrill County Courthouse in Bridgeport
Keith County Courthouse in OgallalaBlaine County Courthouse in Brewster
Lincoln County Courthouse in North PlatteWashington County Courthouse in Blair
Driver’s License Testing Station in North PlatteDundy County Courthouse in Benkelman
Nuckolls County Courthouse in NelsonFurnas County Courthouse in Beaver City
Antelope County Courthouse in NelighGage County Courthouse in Beatrice
Otoe County Courthouse in Nebraska CityRock County Courthouse in Bassett
Hooker County Courthouse in MullenWheeler County Courthouse in Bartlett
Kearney County Courthouse in MindenHamilton County Courthouse in Aurora
Red Willow County Courthouse in MC CookNemaha County Courthouse in Auburn
Madison County CourthouseArthur County Courthouse in Arthur
Sherman County Courthouse in Loup CityHarlan County Courthouse in Alma
Express Station in Lincoln, NebraskaBox Butte County Courthouse in Alliance
Driver’s License Testing Station in LincolnBoone County Courthouse in Albion
Dawson County Courthouse in LexingtonBrown County Courthouse in Ainsworth
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