BMV Says You Should Renew Your License Early

by Staff on October 16, 2011

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If your Indiana driver’s license expires next year, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles encourages you to renew it before the end of the year in order to avoid potential long wait times at the license branch.

According to the BMV, 2.2 million driver’s license will expire in 2012. That’s over half of all Indiana driver’s licenses.

For comparison, 330,000 expired last year and 260,000 in 2011.

Indiana law permits renewing of your license up to a year before it actually expires.

Can I Renew Online?

If you meet the following criteria, you can renew your license online, saving both time and trouble:

  • You have a regular driver’s license, motorcycle license, or chauffeur license. Commercial driver’s licenses or public passenger chauffer licenses cannot be renewed online.
  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • There is no change in your name, address, or other information.
  • Your license is not expired.
  • You require no testing or medical certifications.
  • You are within 12 months of your renewal date.
  • You are under 70 years old.
  • Your previous photo is on file.
  • You are not suspended or invalidated.
  • You do not have six or more active points on your driver record.
  • You are not switching from a non-SecureID to a SecureID.
  • No points on your current license, if you are under 21 years old.
  • Your record does not have restrictions 2-9:
    • 2 – Habitual Traffic Violator Conditional License
    • 3 – Photo Exempt
    • 4 – BMV Special Restriction
    • 5 – Conditional
    • 6 – Interlock Ignition Device
    • 7 – Seat Belt Exempt
    • 8 – Medical Condition
    • 9 – Temporary
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