IN BMV Information
You’ll need to go to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, but not as often as you might in other states. Every driver has the opportunity to create an online account where they can renew the registration, view their driving records, schedule appointments, and more.
Indiana is serious about BMV access. It has even installed several 24-hour self-service terminals known as BMV Connect. You can pay fees, renew IDs, even register a new vehicle at the kiosk. It’s pretty incredible.
Transferring your license to Indiana is easy to do, and you’ll have 60 days to do so once you move. Just be sure to look up the hours for your local BMV as it does not have uniform hours. If you’ve recently moved to the Hoosier State, you can print out the easy-to-follow New Indiana Resident Packet and follow the checklists.
Emissions inspections are required in Lake and Porter country—the part of Indiana where residents are part of the Chicago metro area known as Chicagoland. Testing done at state-run sites does not require a fee. Drivers who choose to go to an independent site for testing may pay a convenience fee.