To maintain legal driving privileges in Indiana, you have to periodically renew your Indiana driver's license with the IN BMV. Here, you'll discover what you need to do in order to renew your Indiana driver's license both online and in person.

  • For renewing your IN CDL, kindly refer to our Renew Your CDL in Indiana page.
  • For renewing your ID card, kindly refer to our Identification Cards in Indiana page.

When to Renew Your Indiana Driver's License

When your birthday hits, your IN driver's license expires. Depending on your age, the number of years your license is valid for varies:

  • 75 and under: six years
  • Between 75 and 84: three years
  • 85+ years old: two years.

Renewal of your Indiana driver's license can be completed online or at the BMV, but not by mail. Your new Indiana driver's license will come in the mail within ten business days. NOTE: Those under the age of 18 will be given a probationary Indiana driver's license that must be renewed within 30 days after you turn 21. You may have different requirements if your license is currently:

  • Valid.
  • Suspended.
  • Expired.
  • Stolen, lost, or damaged.

Valid Driver's License

If your Indiana driver's license is currently valid, renewal can be completed within 1 year of expiration. NOTE: For non-U.S. citizens, renewal can be completed within 30 days of expiration. Expired Driver's License For a license that's been expired for:

  • 180 days or less, you have to:
    • Pay a late fee of five dollars.
    • Pass the vision test (if you didn't take it when you were renewing the last time).
  • Between 180 days and 3 years, you have to:
    • Pay a late fee of five dollars.
    • Pass the vision test.
    • Pass the written driving test.
  • Over 3 years, you have to:
    • Pay a late fee of five dollars.
    • Pass:
      • A vision test.
      • A written driving test.
      • A road test.

NOTE: The five dollar fee must also be paid when renewing your probationary driver's license if it has been over 30 days since you've turned 21. Suspended Driver's License When your Indiana driver's license has been suspended, it must first be reinstated before renewal. For further details, please check out our Suspended License in Indiana page.

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Driver's License

If your IN driver's license has been lost, stolen, or damaged, it can still be renewed so long as you have your driver's license number. You must not drive without holding a valid IN driver's license. Online Renewal for IN Driver's License For renewing your Indiana driver's license, you have to:

  • Have any license except a CDL.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be younger than 75 years old.
  • Keep your name and address the same along with other personal details.
  • Have done the renewal process in person the last time around.
  • Maintain a driver's license than has not been expired for 180 or more days.
  • Be renewing within the 1 year timeframe of expiration.
  • Have zero restrictions or suspensions with your driver's license.
  • Keep a photo on file at the IN BMV.
  • Have under six points against your license. (For those under 21, you cannot have any points against your license.)
  • Not be switching your Indiana driver's license to a SecureID.

When you don't qualify for an online renewal, you need to visit your local BMV to renew. Check out the "Renewal of IN Driver's License: In Person" section below. For renewing your IN BMV license online, please check out the myBMV website to create an account. You will be asked for your:

  • Indiana driver's license number.
  • Social Security number.
  • Zip code.

After creating your account, log in and:

  • Provide the following information:
    • Full name.
    • Birth date.
    • Address.
    • Social Security number.
  • Pay your renewal fee. (Check out "IN Driver's License Renewal Fees" below.)

Renewal of IN Driver's License: In Person

If you do not qualify for renewing your IN driver's license online (Check "Online Renewal for IN Driver's License" above), you must visit your local BMV to do it in person. A renewal fee is required. (Check the "IN Driver's License Renewal Fees" subheading below.) When changing your driver's license to a SecureID, you have to bring:

  • Proof of identity. The options below qualify:
    • U.S. passport.
    • Certificate of citizenship.
    • U.S. birth certificate.
  • Proof of Social Security number. The options below qualify:
    • Social Security card.
    • 1099 form.
    • W-2 form.
  • Proof of being a U.S. citizen or legal presence. The options below qualify:
    • U.S. passport.
    • Foreign passport with I-94 form or number.
  • Two documents that verify your residency in Indiana. The options below qualify:
    • Voter registration card.
    • Recent utility bill.
    • Recent bank statement.

All of the aforementioned documents have to be an original or a certified copy. Photocopies of any of the documents are not allowed. To see the entire list of acceptable documents, kindly check out the Indiana BMV website. For those who have over six points against their license — or any points for those under 21 — the following tests need to be taken and passed when renewing your IN driver's license:

  • Vision test.
  • Written driving test.
  • Road driving test.

License Renewals: Military and Out-of-State

Members of Military, Spouses, and Dependents

For those who are on active duty and are stationed somewhere other than Indiana, an expired IN driver's license will stay valid for an extra 90 days after being discharged from military service. This rule is also in effect for spouses and independents who may be stationed out of state with you. For renewing your license while still on active duty (with no online eligibility), you may print a Military Extension Letter to always have with your military documents along with your expired Indiana driver's license while driving. Out-of-State Extensions and Renewals For those who are out of state for their Indiana driver's license renewal, you may:

  • Do an online renewal if eligible. (Check the "Online Renewal for IN Driver's License" section above.)
  • OR
  • Ask for a 30-day extension. For this, you need to mail in a filled-out Request for Interim/Extension License (Form 54580) to the IN BMV address found on the top of the form.

Indiana Driver's License Renewal Fees Your IN driver's license renewal fee depends on how old you are and the length of renewal.

  • Valid 2 years, if 85 or older: $7.
  • Valid 3 years, between ages of 75-84: $11.
  • Valid 6 years, under age of 75: $17.50

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Online payments to the BMV can be completed using:

  • E-check.
  • Visa or MasterCard credit and debit cards.

Acceptable forms of payment to the BMV in person include:

  • Visa or MasterCard credit and debit cards.
  • Cash.
  • Check.
  • Money order.

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