If you have recently moved to or within Indiana, you will need to update all of your records at the Indiana BMV and your vehicle registration is no exception. The BMV keeps two addresses for each of their customers, a legal address and a mailing address, so if you change either of them, you are required to inform the IN BMV within 30 days.
In order to successfully complete the whole process, make sure you carefully read the steps below:
To complete an address change request on your car registration, you will first need to update the information about your new legal address or mailing address at your local BMV office. The mailing address is an alternative address that you provide to the BMV for mailing correspondence such as license plates and notices, whereas the legal address is necessary for your credentials such as the driver’s license. The BMV offers two ways to modify the address:
The easiest and the least time-consuming way to change your address is by doing it online. First, visit the myBMV website, create an account and fill the address change form with your personal information. Make sure to double check your information and follow the instructions given at the page.
Note: You are only allowed to change your mailing address online, not your legal address.
To change your legal address, the IN BMV will require you to visit one of their branches and bring along the necessary documentation, including two documents that prove your Indiana residency. You can choose two documents from the following list:
Since you are already in the BMV local office, you can also file for a replacement registration certificate or registration card. You can fill the replacement forms in the branch and submit all documents together and finish all procedures by a single trip to the IN BMV branch.
Once you have completed all documentation needed for the address changing and you have finally had your address changed in the BMV records, you can proceed to changing your address on your car registration. If you have not filed for the replacement car registration documents while changing your address at the BMV office, then you can do it online, from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is visit the myBMV website and create an account (or use an existing one) and fill it with your personal and vehicle information. Your new registration certificate or card will be mailed to you within seven business days from the request.
Note: Regardless if you apply for a replacement documents online or in person, you will be required to pay a small service fee as part of your address change checklist.
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