Reinstating Your Driving Privileges
You can obtain information about the current status of your driver’s license by calling the BMV Customer Contact Center at 888-692-6841. Immediate details about your driver record can be obtained in the Driver Record section.
The BMV offers two options to view your driver record:
- The Viewable Driver Record (VDR) allows you to view your driving record online at no charge.
- The Official Driver Record (ODR) allows you to download and print a certified copy of your driver record. The ODR certified copy includes a letter of certification from the BMV. Some employers and school admission offices require a certified driver record. The ODR is available for $4 and you may order it by sending a completed Request for Certified Records – State Form 53789 to the BMV.
Steps to Reinstate Your Driver’s License
STEP ONE: Determine Outstanding Requirements
The Reinstatement Requirements section on your Driver Record shows the earliest date your driving privileges can be reinstated. If your reinstatement eligibility date shows “Indefinite,” then you should review the Suspensions Information section. You may have a court-ordered or administrative suspension with outstanding requirements.
If you have a court-ordered indefinite suspension, then you must contact the court in which you were suspended to determine how to satisfy their requirements The BMV will only accept documentation from the court in order to close a suspension, so contacting the court before you call the BMV should be your first priority. If you have an administrative (BMV) suspension, then you should review your ODR to determine how to satisfy those requirements.
STEP TWO: Close Unsatisfied Judgments
If you or your client has recently filed for bankruptcy and the filing includes an unsatisfied judgment that resulted in a driver’s license suspension, download the Bankrupty - Judgement Checklist.
STEP THREE: Proof of Financial Responsibility
Your insurance provider must electronically submit proof of financial responsibility (insurance) directly to the BMV. Your ODR will indicate the insurance reinstatement requirement. Only your insurance provider can submit insurance for you. The BMV does not accept insurance policy documents from drivers. While you may have to show proof of insurance to a police officer related to an accident, Indiana law requires drivers involved in certain incidents to provide proof of financial responsibility to the BMV when requested. Showing a police officer your insurance cards will not satisfy the BMV’s requirement.
All insurance reinstatement fees must be paid in full. The exact dollar amount is listed in your Reinstatement Requirements section of your ODR, along with your reinstatement fee access code. You can pay your reinstatement fees by:
- Logging into your myBMV account,
- Calling 888-692-6841 using the access code found on your notice,
- Via mail using the reinstatement coupon in the Reinstatement notice, or
- Visiting one of our self-service BMV Connect kiosks.
If you do not have your reinstatement coupon, then you may download the Reinstatement Fee Submission Form.
STEP FIVE: Check Your ODR Status
Unless your driver’s license is expired, revoked, or invalidated, your driving privileges will be reinstated after all requirements listed on your ODR have been satisfied. You may monitor your license status by periodically reviewing your ODR in your myBMV account free of charge. If your driver’s license was taken by law enforcement as a part of your suspension, then you will need to visit a BMV branch or order a replacement driver’s license by logging into your myBMV account.
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