What Does the Indiana BMV Do?

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration.

When you move to Indiana, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Depending on your county, you must also have an emissions inspection performed.

The BMV also has specific information geared toward its military and veteran residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Indiana are not required to get an IN license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Indiana BMV’s online services include:

  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Driving test appointments
  • New vehicle registrations
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Replacement titles and registrations
  • Address updates
  • Driving records

You can access many licensing forms and vehicle forms online, as well as make an appointment to visit an office in person. You can also access the Indiana Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The BMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The BMV partners with third-parties to conduct services such as CDL skills tests, driver education and training, and motorcycle training courses.

Contact Information

Indiana Government Center North

Room 402

100 N. Senate Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (888) 692-6841

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