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.

1: Get Started with Online Application Services

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV-related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide" containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)

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 local BMV office

If you prefer to access BMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical BMV office location. 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 local BMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.


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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