How To Replace Your Indiana Drivers License

If your Indiana drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many BMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the BMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local BMV.

3: Via a BMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local BMV office. Varying BMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the BMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your BMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Replacing Your Indiana Drivers License

Drivers have several options when it comes to replacing their license. Read more below to see what method is best for you.


You may only replace your drivers license online a maximum of two times if it has been lost or stolen. You can replace your drivers license online if you meet the following conditions:

• You are a citizen of the United States
• There is no change in your name, address or other information
• Your license is not expired
• Your record does not have restrictions
• Photo is on file
• You are not switching from a non-SecureID to a SecureID

In Person

If you do not qualify to replace your license online, or you wish to do so in person, you'll need to bring the following to your local BMV office:

  • • Proof of identification
  • • Proof of Social Security
  • • Proof of lawful status in the U.S.
  • • Two documents proving your Indiana address
  • • Payment for $10 duplicate license fee

For a complete checklist of the required documentation click here.

Replacing an Identification Card

To replace a lost or stolen identification card you must visit a Bureau of Motor Vehicles location near you.

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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