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License Plates in Indiana

LOST OR STOLEN LICENSE PLATES

As soon as license plates are lost, stolen or illegible they must be replaced.

In order to replace your plates you must:

  • Visit your local BMV office.
  • Present proper forms of ID.
  • Hand in any remaining license plates.
  • Fill in an application for replacement plates. Please see the list below for links to the appropriate forms for each type of plate.
  • Pay the license plate replacement fees of $9.

Note: If your license plates are stolen, you will need to get a State Form 37135 completed from a law enforcement officer prior to heading to the BMV.

CUSTOM AND PERSONALIZED PLATES

Regular Series

These are the different types of plates in the regular series: Regular, Regular Truck, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, In God We Trust, Support Our Troops, Disability and Recreation Vehicle. Unfortunately, Indiana's BMV does not offer the different application forms online, which are available at any BMV office. However, once you have your license plates, you may renew them online by creating an account at appointment.

Special Interest Plates

Special Interest Plates are divided into the following categories: College and University, Military, Organizational, Motorcycle, Personalized and Other Plate Programs. The following is a list of some examples of special interest plates: Amateur Radio, Antique License Plates, American Legion, Indiana Professional Firefighters, Secure Indiana, Support our Troops and Purple Heart. Click on these links to access more information on how to request them and fee - College and University, Military, Organizational, Motorcycle, Personalized and Other License Plate Programs. When you have completed the forms, take them to your local BMV office and submit them with the appropriate fees (see below).

FEES

The fees for replacing a license plate or getting new plates vary depending on the type of plate you need. For more information on these fees please follow the link for General License Plates Fee and Specialty and Personalization Plate Fees. You can use the myBMV.com " Calculate my Renewal Costs" to estimate how much your license plates will cost.
Note: For disabled drivers, please see the disability plates request application.

WHAT TO DO WITH PLATES WHEN BUYING/SELLING A VEHICLE

Under Indiana Law it is mandatory to retain license plates from a vehicle when selling. You may transfer them to another vehicle or surrender them at your local BMV office.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Submitted by johnsnow99999 on 13th Apr 2015

HOW MUCH DOES A NEW PLATE

HOW MUCH DOES A NEW PLATE COST FOR A USED CAR I JUST BOUGHT? NO ANSWER ANYWHERE. ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS HOW MUCH A F***ING PLATE COSTS. ANY OTHER STATE WILL TELL YOU STRAIGHT UP. WHY CAN'T WE KNOW THIS WITHOUT GOING TO THE BMV AND DEALING WITH ASSHOLES THAT HATE THEIR LIVES AND MAKE EVERYONE ELSES HELL?

Submitted by michwill2008@ya... on 18th Mar 2016

Under fees in the BMV it

Under fees in the BMV it says's it cost $9.75.to transfer plates

Submitted by tattoo on 10th Sep 2015

becaues this is indiana.the

becaues this is indiana.the largest penal colony in the U.S.!!! they want everyone to be miserable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Submitted by cscow7 on 14th Mar 2012

has anyone had a problem

has anyone had a problem renewing on line with show car exemption

Submitted by artymay on 11th Mar 2012

Hi, I have a message

Hi,

I have a message indicating that I cannot renew on line. There is no explanation provided and I have in hand my online renewal papers. Like to the web site there is no explanation in the mailing to deter on line registration. What is confusing is the options provided are reinforced by a statement of plates/reg renewal being discontinued by the branches. I looked at cost for a specialty plate and the site was ready to check me out. May use online or not? And given that the notice lacks any explanation and the mailer says please no branch visits I am essentially left with mailing. Why can't I renew on line?

Submitted by samgem43 on 5th Feb 2012

now you cant get company

now you cant get company vehicle plates at your local branch, I was told I had to go to AAA, If you r not a member it is 10.00 extra. Go figure!

Submitted by Dixon on 17th Dec 2011

Is there a partial refund for

Is there a partial refund for plates surrender?

Submitted by Anonymous on 28th Mar 2011

Need to update the links on

Need to update the links on this webpage. I tried "Calculate My Renewal Costs" and "General License Plates Fee" (both under the "Fees" heading) and neither went to a valid site/landing page.

Submitted by Anonymous on 7th May 2011

I want to renew my plates

I want to renew my plates

Submitted by malena on 13th Jan 2012

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Submitted by iyoufan1 on 13th Jun 2015

can i renew licence plates on

can i renew licence plates on line

Submitted by Timothy Warner on 13th Jan 2012

Can I renew my plates via the

Can I renew my plates via the internet?

Submitted by princesssalex on 26th Sep 2011

i want to renew my plates

i want to renew my plates

Submitted by russell asher on 14th Jan 2012

i want to renew my plates

i want to renew my plates

Submitted by Anonymous on 18th Mar 2011

I think the changes are

I think the changes are thoughtless. Once again the Republicans find a way to disrespect the less affluent. Many don't have computers to renew online, and are scrounging till the last minute to come up with renewal fees. No matter how hard you try to save, things happen; kids get sick, parents get sick, you need to buy a tire, your power bill increases 300%. The end result is renewing on the last day possible and your sticker and registration come back 2 weeks or more later. Do Indiana police accept, "my sticker is in the mail".

I saw a survey that showed that the kiosks were the second most popular means of renewing tags, so they were removed. Makes perfect sense if you want to impact the least of your citizens.

Submitted by me123 on 11th Jun 2015

You can thank the democrats

You can thank the democrats for the 300% increase in your power bill. You may be too young to remember the DMV of 20 years ago but today it's 100 times better. There are many things wrong in the world not least of which is people who refuse to take any responsibility for the things that happen in their own lives.

Submitted by deborah.kirby on 28th Jun 2014

Indiana police response to

Indiana police response to "my sticker is in the mail"

Submitted by Anonymous on 8th Mar 2011

The site doesnt work for

The site doesnt work for registration as 2 of the drop down menus are broke. So suprised!

Submitted by Anonymous on 8th Mar 2011

The site doesnt work for

The site doesnt work for registration as 2 of the drop down menus are broke. So suprised!

Submitted by Anonymous on 13th Feb 2011

All I wanted was to see how

All I wanted was to see how much license plates cost on a car, needless to say it was not a simple task and I did not find out.

Submitted by SS47112 on 8th Oct 2011

i agree now my plates are

i agree now my plates are expired i hardly use the computer and cant find anything on this site this is so stupid. the license branch is so lazy

Submitted by johnny b lewis on 4th Jan 2014

renew my motorcycle plates

renew my motorcycle plates

Submitted by Anonymous on 20th Mar 2011

I agree, all I wanted to know

I agree, all I wanted to know is how much it cost to transfer plates from another state to Indiana.

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