To legally drive a vehicle in the state of Indiana, it is mandatory to have your car properly registered every year,in addition to carrying proof of your registration, such as your certificate (card).
It is crucial to keep your car registration on hand. Unfortunately, however, these documents, as well as your license plates, can sometimes get stolen, lost, damaged or altered in some other way.
Thankfully, if you ever find yourself in any of these lost car registration or stolen car registration situations, the IN BMV will make it easy for you to replace either of the following:
If you had your registration certificate stolen or lost, to avoid paying penalties and late fees and spare yourself additional consequences, you will need to apply for a duplicate car registration certificate, issued by the IN BMV. To get your replacement certificate, you can choose one of these two methods to complete the process:
If you would like to complete the process in person, make sure you schedule an appointment at your local BMV office in advance. In order to avoid any delays, bring along the necessary documents, which include:
However, the far easiest way to get a car registration copy is online. Begin by visiting the official BMV website, fill out the online form with your personal, as well asvehicle information and pay the necessart fee using a credit card or a debit card. Once you have completed these steps, you can then print your vehicle registration replacement card.
Note: If your registration card or license plates were recently renewed, but you have not received these new items in the mail, you will need to contact a BMV office nearby for further information about its status.
Driving without license plates or registration stickers, or driving with damaged plates and stickers could potentially get you in trouble. In the state of Indiana, it is mandatory to drive with fully functional license plates, as well asregistration stickers placed on your vehicle. If yours was lost or damaged, you will have to request duplicate license plates or registration stickers as soon as possible. The only way to replace lost car registration or damaged car registration is in person, at the BMV office closest to you. There, you will be asked to complete a form, containing the following information:
You will also need to note the following:
Additionally, you will be requested to pay a $10.25 fee for the replaced license plates or registration stickers.
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