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    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.