DMV Appointments in Indiana

Indiana offers an online Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branch reservation system for scheduling driver and vehicle related services. Before you visit a branch office, save yourself some time by booking an appointment first.

Services Covered by the Indiana BMV Reservation System

You can make an appointment to take care of up to 5 transactions of the following:

  • Indiana driver's license (renewals and amendments only)
  • Identification cards (renewals and amendments only)
  • Registrations for up to 3 vehicles (Indiana registration only)
  • Title for 1 vehicle OR 1 watercraft (Indiana title only)

You can make reservations anytime for appointments Tuesday to Friday.

  • Morning appointments are available every half-hour from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. is the last morning appointment)
  • Afternoon appointments are available every half-hour from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (4 p.m. is the last afternoon appointment)
  • Appointments may be made 2 days, and up to 2 weeks, in advance

Services NOT Covered by the Indiana BMV Reservation System

  • Reinstatements
  • Written exams
  • Commercial driver licenses* (CDL)
  • Initial driver licenses and identification cards
  • Dealer plates
  • Out-of-state registrations

* The driving skills test for commercial driver licenses must be scheduled at a CDL test site by phone.

Driving Skills Test For a Standard License

You can schedule your driving skills test using a separate online system. Remember to arrive at least 15 minutes early to be able to take the test.

Suggested Times to Visit the Indiana BMV

If you must pay a visit to your IN BMV, go during low-traffic times. The following suggestions could save you time standing in line.

Shortest Wait Time

  • Before the lunch hour (usually noon)
  • During the middle of the week (Tuesday through Thursday)
  • During the middle of the month

Longest Wait Times

  • During the lunch hour (starting at noon)
  • On the first and last day of the week that the office is open (Monday and Friday for most)
  • During the first or last week of the month
  • On the day before or just following a holiday

Online Services

Not all tasks require an in-person visit to the IN BMV. Find out what you can take care of from your own computer by visiting our online services page.

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