Renew Registration in Indiana

Need to renew your Indiana car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will 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.

Renewing Your Indiana Vehicle Registration

Renewing your registration is an easy process in Indiana, as you are given option of renewing in person, online, by phone, or via mail.

Indiana allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, be sure to have ready your proof of insurance, license plate number (and the co-owners if applicable) and other personal information such as Social Security number and your date of birth. You will also need a MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card, or checking account information, to pay the relevant fees.

To renew your Indiana tag in-person, visit for a list of BMV offices in the state of Indiana. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, proof of insurance, a registration renewal form, your current registration, Social Security number, emissions certificate (if applicable) and license plate number.

You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, fill out the renewal notice, get an emissions test (if applicable), and mail your payment and notice to the address listed on the form.

Finally, if you wish to register by phone, you must have already completed an emission inspection (if applicable). Call 1-877-4NEWBMV and make sure you have your renewal card on hand as it has all the information you will need for this process. You will also need to pay the required fees at this time.