Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehiclesallows drivers to file DMV address change forms to update their mailing address online. In order to change the address on their license or registration documents, they must go in person. The BMV recommends that all documents show the same address for filing accuracy.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

How do I change my address on my car insurance?

If you are in the process of address changing and have yet to update your personal information with your car insurance providers, simply visit a local branch to notify them. Policyholders are typically asked to provide personal information, proof of their new address and their policy number in order to complete the change. Call in advance to see if you make an official address change on car insurance over the phone.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

How do I change my address on my car registration?

In order to perform a DMV car registration address change in Indiana, and obtain a replacement registration card, visit a nearby license branch office and provide a representative with the following paperwork:

  • Two documents that prove your new residency
  • One document that proves your ID
  • One document that proves your Social Security Number
  • One document that proves your legal status in the United States
  • Payment for new card

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?

The process to perform a CDL address change in Indiana requires applicants to visit a license branch office and provide proof of their new residence. They can show a voter registration card, a utility bill, a bank statement, or other official type of correspondence. In addition to these residency documents, drivers must bring:

  • Proof of ID.
  • Proof of Social Security Number.
  • Proof of legal presence.
  • Payment for the duplicate fee.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

How do I change my address on my drivers license?

In the state of Indiana, a mailing address can be updated online with the IN BMV system. However, in order to change your main residency, a driver must go in person to a license branch office and provide two documents that prove their new address. Furthermore, if one would like to obtain a drivers license replacement with their updated address, they must provide all of the following:

  • A document to prove ID
  • A document to prove legal presence in the US
  • A document to prove Social Security Number
  • Two documents to prove IN address
  • Payment for the duplicate fee

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

How do I change my address on my ID card?

Only a mailing address can be updated online with the BMV. In order to submit an address change request for your main residency, go to a license branch office and give two proofs of new address. To obtain a replacement ID card, one must also bring:

  • Proof of ID.
  • Proof of Social Security Number.
  • Proof of legal status in US.
  • Payment for the duplicate fee.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

How do I change my name on my car insurance?

The process of name changing with your car insurance is simple. All you have to do is visit a local branch and inform them of the change. A representative will likely ask you to provide personal information and your policy number, and then they will update your records.

How do I change my name on my car registration?

If you would like to change name on car registration in Indiana, visit a nearby Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and provide:

  • Two documents that prove residency:
    • Voter registration card
    • Utility bill
  • One document that proves the change of name:
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
    • Marriage certificate
  • One document that proves identity:
    • Birth certificate (certified copy or original)
  • One document that proves Social Security Number:
    • Social Security card
  • One document that proves your legal presence in the United States:
    • United States passport
    • Permanent Resident card
  • Payment for the duplicate car registration card
How do I change my name on my driver’s license?

To perform a DMV name change in Indiana, visit a license branch office and provide the following documents:

  • One proof of your name change:

    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Court order
  • One proof of ID:

    • Birth certificate (original or certified copy)
  • One proof of Social Security Number:

    • Social Security card
  • One proof of legal presence:
    • US passport
    • Permanent Resident card
  • Two proofs of IN residency:
    • Voter registration card
    • Utility bill
  • Payment for the duplicate fee

All name changes must be made within 30 days of the change of name.

How do I change my name on my ID card?

To change name on ID card credentials, follow the steps below:

  • Visit a license branch office
  • Give one proof of the name change:
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
    • Marriage certificate
  • Provide one proof of ID:
    • Birth certificate (certified copy or original)
  • Show one proof of Social Security Number:
    • Social Security card
  • Give one proof of legal status in the US:
    • United States passport
    • Permanent Resident card
  • Provide two proofs of residency in Indiana:
    • Voter registration card
    • Utility bill
  • Payment for the duplicate ID card fee

The IN BMV requires that all name changes be made within 30 days of the official change

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?

The process to make anofficial name changeat the SSA office is as follows:

  • Give proof of your name change:

    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
    • Marriage certificate
  • Provide one proof of identity:

    • Indianadrivers license
    • US passport
  • Provide one proof of legal status in the US:

    • US birth certificate
    • Permanent Resident Card

Residents can also mail in their application. For more information, visit the Social Security Administration website.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?

The price to obtain a car registration replacement in Indiana is $6.25. When visiting a local motor vehicle office, remember to bring proof of your name change and identity in order to get your request submitted successfully.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?

In order to obtain a car title replacement in Indiana, one must provide proof of identity, name change, legal presence, Social Security Number and residency. In addition to these documents, an applicant must also provide payment for the $8 updated title fee.

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?

The amount of money that one must pay in order to submit a name change request in Indiana varies based on the credential you are updating. The breakdown of fees is as follows:

  • New drivers license: $10.50
  • New driving permit: $10.50
  • New ID card: $11.50
  • Updated registration: $6.25
  • Updated title: $8
What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?

To prove residency in the state of Indiana, an applicant who wants to change addresses on DMV documents must provide two of the following documents:

  • Voter registration card
  • Utility bill
  • USPS change of address confirmation
  • Mortgage contract
  • Bank statement
  • W-2 form
  • Pay stub

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?

Non-US citizens are required to present all of the following documents in order to file address change forms in Indiana:

  • Proof of ID:

    • Birth certificate (certified copy or original)
  • Proof of Social Security Number:

    • Social Security card
  • Proof of legal status in the US:

    • Permanent resident card
  • Two proofs of residency:

    • Voter registration card
    • Utility bill

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?

It is risky not to completea motor vehicle change of address in Indiana. Forgetting or choosing not to update personal information will result in your not receiving important notices from the BMV about car registration renewal or drivers license suspension. Additionally, if you are caught not updating your personal information before the due date, you will incur a late fee.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana

When must I change my address with the DMV?

Residents in the state of Indiana are required to submit an IN address change request with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of their move. Not doing so will result in penalties.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Indiana