In Indiana, as is in all other states, in order to maintain your driving privileges, you must renew drivers licenses every few years. Drivers who are less than 75 years of age must have it renewed every six years. This validity period decreases the older you are.
To give you plenty of time, the IN BMV allows license holders to begin the drivers license renewal process up to a year before their license to drive expires. It is important to note the following information as you prepare to obtain a renewed drivers license in Indiana:
In order to renew drivers licenses online, the IN BMV will require you to have some essential information readily available: your Social Security Number, your name, your date of birth and your residential address. If you do not have an online account with the DMV, you will need to create one with a username and password.
For you to complete the steps of online renewal, you must first meet the following criteria:
Your driving license will expire on your birthday, therefore it is important to renew it before this date. If your license has been expired for less than 180 days, you will be required to pay a $5 late fee and take another vision screening test.
To renew licenses at a BMV branch, bring the following items with you:
You may not present photocopies of any aforementioned documents to a BMV agent, as these items will be turned away. If you are 75 years of age or older, you must complete the license to drive renewal process at a physical location.
Drivers who need to file a request to renew their license while outside of Indiana can do so in one of two ways: applying for a 30-day extension from the expiration date on your license or renewing online. For a 30-day extension, you must fill out a Request for Interim/Extension form that can be obtained from the IN Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.
Note: Military members are automatically granted a driving license extension for up to 90 days after their discharge. You can also apply for a license renewal online, or request a Military Extension Letter if your license expires while you are away from Indiana.