License and Plate Renewals

Both dealer licenses and dealer license plates expire annually:

Dealer Business Name Begins With

License and Plate Expiration Date

A-B

February 1st

C-D

March 1st

E-F

April 1st

G-H

May 1st

I-J

June 1st

K-L

July 1st

M-N

August 1st

O-P

September 1st

Q-R

October 1st

S-T

November 1st

Non-alpha (number or symbol)

November 1st

U-V

December 1st

W-Z

January 1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your license renewal date is less than 6 weeks away and you have not received a renewal form, please email dealers@sos.in.gov. Please include your dealer number and county in your email.

 

Renewal Notifications

If you are subscribed to notifications on your online dealer account, you will receive reminders about your upcoming license renewal on your dashboard and via email.

You may continue to receive renewal reminders even after your renewal application is submitted. Don’t worry! This does not mean that your application has not been received. The system sends the reminders to all dealers at set intervals regardless of whether your renewal is in progress or has been approved.

License Renewal Application

Submitting your renewal

Completing your renewal

  • Make sure the expiration dates on your bond and insurance fall after your license expiration dates.
  • The insurance certificate holder must be the Indiana Secretary of State. We will not accept certificates that list the BMV as a certificate holder.

Checking on your submitted renewal

  • Check the “Recent Transactions” box on your dealer dashboard.
  • Renewal applications submitted online should appear on the dashboard within 30 minutes.
  • If you submitted your renewal by mail, email, or fax, please allow 7 business days for the renewal to appear on your dashboard before calling or emailing our office for a status update.
  • Please check your dashboard before calling or emailing our office to confirm receipt or check for a status update. The answer is probably there!

We have anywhere from 200-900 renewal packets to process each month. So please be patient if you are calling or emailing our office during the last week of a month. During that week our priority is getting renewals processed, so it takes us a bit longer to carve out time for responding to voicemails and emails.

 

Renewing Dealer License Plates

  • You cannot report plates as lost, stolen, or damaged as part of the renewal. This is a separate process.
  • You will be invoiced for your dealer plates after your license renewal has been approved.
  • You can pay for your plates invoice online.