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Bureau of Motor Vehicles

myBMV > Plates and Registrations > Indiana's Standard and Distinctive License Plates Indiana's Standard and Distinctive License Plates

You may choose from more distinctive license plate designs including Indiana's standard and historic plates, plates that support military personnel and their families, plates that benefit local schools or organizations, personalized plates, and plates for specific types of vehicles.

Is Your License Plate Frame Legal?

Your plate should have stickers showing the day, month, and year of your next registration renewal, and the county in which your vehicle is registered. Indiana law prohibits license plate frames or covers that obscure stickers, text, or numbers on your plate.

Indiana's Historic License Plates

You may also register a historic vehicle with a historic license plate, and a collector vehicle may be registered with a historic plate or an authentic model year license plate that was issued by Indiana in the same year as the model year of your vehicle.

Applications For New Special Group Recognition License Plates

An organization seeking initial participation in the Special Group Recognition (SGR) license plate program must submit a completed application to the BMV on or before 3:00 p.m. (ET) on April 1 for potential issuance in the following year. The applicant must mail or hand deliver one (1) original application with the required documentation to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
100 North Senate Avenue
Room N483
Indianapolis, IN  46204

  • Special Group Recognition License Plate Application – State Form 54852
  • Petition for Participation in the Special Group Recognition License Plate Program – State Form 55352