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In Indiana, motor vehicle and driver services are part of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). BMV services include issuing titles, plates, vehicle registration, non-commercial and commercial driver's licenses, and state identification cards, as well as licensing for motorcycles, snowmobiles, and watercraft. The BMV offers full-service branches throughout the state, which are open Tuesday through Saturday each week. Plus, some services may be offered at other locations. For example, you can visit a 24-hour kiosk for registration renewal or a Clean Air Car Check specifically for emissions testing.
If you need to register your vehicle for the first time and you purchased it more than 60 days ago, you must visit a local branch. Vehicles registered in the counties of Lake and Porter also must pass emissions and tampering inspections every two years as part of the registration renewal process. Additionally, there are designated locations specifically for dealer and fleet services.
Drivers who are 15 years old can apply for a learner's permit with proper identification and proof of enrollment in an approved driver education program. You will also need parental consent and pass a vision screening and knowledge exam. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 21 who have held a learner's permit for at least 6 months can apply for a probationary license. You will need to visit a license branch to show proof of your driver education course, if applicable, demonstrate parental consent, and pass the skills test and vision screening. Drivers over the age of 21 are required to meet Indiana's Real ID requirements, which meet the federal identification standards. These include proof of identity, Social Security number, lawful status in the U.S., and Indiana residency.