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Registrations & Plates

Indiana residents must register all newly-acquired, unregistered vehicles within 45 days after the date on which the vehicle was purchased or acquired, and all vehicles owned by the person within 60 days after becoming a new resident. 

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*The renewal scenarios below require a special paper form, and you MUST renew by mail or by visiting any BMV branch:

  • Low-digit special group authorization
  • Department of Revenue Fuel Tax License
  • Vehicles with Heavy Highway Use - IRS Tax Return Form 2290

**If you renew or register a new vehicle online, you will receive your documents in 14 business days.

View available license plate design options, sticker placement requirements, and fees for personalizing a plate.

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Learn more about the fees and taxes included in registering a vehicle.

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See the requirements for disability license plates and placards.

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Find details on registering cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, military vehicles, and buses.

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Find details on registering off-road vehicles and snowmobiles.

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Find information on registering boats used on Indiana waterways.

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Find out how to pay toll violations if you have a hold on your registration.

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View and download forms needed for registration.

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Vehicles registered in Lake and Porter counties require emissions tests every two years.

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Find out how to register and title vehicles used for official business.

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