Don’t spend hours looking through Indiana’s BMV site for the answers. We provide everything you need to know about renewing your Indiana Driver’s license in this complete guide.
If you have a probationary license, you can’t renew it until one day after your 21st birthday.
Your license will expire at midnight on your birthday UNLESS the BMV office will be closed that day. If there are no open offices near you, it expires on the next open business day.
If you meet the requirements, you can renew your license online or at a kiosk. Otherwise, you must renew your driver’s license in person.
We’ll go through all the different alternatives and requirements below.
Renewing your license online is very handy and a popular option in Indiana. You can renew online if you meet the following requirements:
You will need to log into your myBMV account to renew online. From there you will validate your identity, pay the required fees, and submit your request. Your new license will be mailed to you within 14 days.
Indiana BMV Connect Kiosks give you access to various services like license renewals 24-7. You qualify if you meet the following requirements.
You can visit any BMV Connect Kiosk Location to start the process. You will be required to provide the following:
When you log in, you will verify all your information, pay the appropriate fees, and submit your application. A new Indiana license will be mailed to the address on file within 14 days.
You always have the option to renew your license in-person at any convenient Indiana BMV branch. While most branches do not require an appointment, it is a good practice to speed the process along. Especially if you need to take any tests.
The fees for renewing your license in Indiana are based on your age:
There is also a late fee of $6.00.
If you are caught driving with an expired license, the costs vary from area to area. For example, Fisher, Indiana charges $160 traffic tickets for driving with an invalid driver’s license. It can also result in penalty points on your driving record and increased insurance premiums.
After October 1, 2021, you will no longer be able to use a standard ID to fly, enter federal buildings, or visit military establishments. A REAL-will reduce the time and hassle if you need to go to any of these places.
If you haven’t received your Indiana driver’s license within 14 days after renewing, you can contact the BMV at 888-692-6841 to get a status update. You can also visit a BMV office in person to get an update.
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