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How to Notify the Indiana BMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Indiana BMV?

When looking to change your address for your Indiana DMV, you have three options to pick from:

Keep reading to learn more with our step-by-step guide.

If you are moving within, to or even from Indiana, you will need to update your address with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). BMV is a state-level government agency that handles everything related to vehicles and licenses. You can update your address online, in person and by mail.

Indiana BMV requires you to update your address within 30 days of moving. You are required to update your vehicle registration information and driver’s license information.

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I’m moving within Indiana: How to change my address with the Indiana BMV?

When you’re moving within your state, you are required to change your address with the Bureau of motor vehicles (BMV) as soon as possible. Every state has their own rules and policies. If you’re moving within Indiana, you are required to update your address with the BMV within 30 days of your move.

Because updating your address is so crucial, many states have narrowed the process significantly. To update your address on your license and on other documents, you should be aware of the steps that are to be followed in your state.

So how can you apply for an Indiana BMV change of address?


1. Online

In Indiana, you can complete the driver’s license change of address request online, just with a few clicks. It is one of the most convenient options available, considering that you have your Indiana driver’s license, ID, date of birth and a social security number (SSN).

Step by step process

  1. Log in to your myBMV account to get started.
  2. Fill in your credentials and follow through the process to update your address.
  3. If any additional documents are needed, scan and upload them.
  4. There is no payment required to update your address with the BMV in Indiana. However, you will have to pay $9 if you wish to replace your license with the new address.
  5. You will be needing your old driver’s license, your social security card, your birth certificate and two documents that show your new address i.e., bank statement or utility bills


2. In person

If you are not eligible for the online address change or just want to do it the old-fashioned way, you can visit your local driver license office and submit the address change form. You can also apply for replacement documents when you’re at the office.

Following are some of the major DMV office and their address in Indiana:


Department of Motor Vehicles

1440 Madison Ave, Indianapolis


Department of Motor Vehicles

8330 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN


Department of Motor Vehicles

2200 Elmwood Ave Ste C1, Lafayette, IN

Find your local DMV field office

Step by step process

Step 1: Locate your local BMV office

Step 2: Submit the completed change of address form.

Step 3: Provide the information requested on the form.

Documents required

  • Proof of signature
    • Indiana driver’s license, Indiana ID Card (any one document from the two)
  •  Proof of residency
    • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    • Bank Statement
  • Proof of social security number
  • Date of birth


3. By mail

In Indiana, you can also change your address by mail. It’s quite an easy process and can be completed conveniently without any effort. The Indiana BMV only requests you to fill out the address change application and send it over to their mailing address. 

 Following are the steps required to update your address via mail in Indiana.

Steps to update your address

  1. Fill in the change of address form.
  2. Mail the form to:

Indiana Department of Revenue,
P.O. Box 6197,
Indianapolis, IN


I’m moving from another State to Indiana: How to change my address with the Indiana BMV?

If you are moving from another state to Indiana, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Indiana BMV. You have 60 days to apply for a new driver’s license and 60 days to register your vehicle after establishing residency, considering you have a valid, unexpired driver’s license from another U.S. state.

Sorry to break it to you but you will have to visit the Indiana BMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license. You can visit the office addresses mentioned in the moving to Indiana part.

Step by step to get a new driver’s license

  1. Locate your nearest Indiana BMV office.
  2. Ask for an application for a driver’s license. 
  3. You’ll be required to surrender your current out-of-state license.
  4. You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  5. Pass the vision exam. You can make the payment through money order, cash and personal checks.

Documents/Information required

  1. Proof of signature
    1. Indiana driver’s license, Indiana ID Card (any one document from the two)
  2. Proof of residency
    1. Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    2. Bank Statement
  3. Proof of social security number
  4. Date of birth

Note: In Indiana, you cannot apply for a license online or by mail.


I’m moving from Indiana to another State: How to change my address with the Indiana BMV?

You don’t need to update the Indiana BMV if you are moving from Indiana to another state. Your Indiana driver’s license will be canceled as soon as you receive a new one from the state you’re moving to. The same goes for your vehicle registration as well, and you don’t need to surrender your license plates.

Things to do when moving out of Indiana: 

  • Apply for a new driver’s license, the time-limit for the process varies from state to state. However, most states require this to be completed within 30 to 60 days of establishing residency.
  • Apply for a vehicle registration, the time-limit for this process also varies from state to state. 
  • You will have to apply for the driver’s license and vehicle registration by visiting the DMV office of the state you have moved to. Note that the requirements will vary according to the state you’ve moved to.


What are the documents required?

Here are the documents you need to update your address with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles:

  • Application for change of address form
  • Your new and old address
  • Credit card for payments
  • License plate number
  • Last four digits of your VIN and SSN
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, evidence of lawful presence.
  • SSN and I.D.
  • Proof of Indiana residency
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Proof of liability insurance 
  • Proof of inspection
  • Proof of ownership
  • Application for Indiana Title and/or Registration


Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Indiana BMV of my move?

You must notify the DMV within 30 days of your move. 

Do I need to take a driving test?

No, you will not be required to take the driving test. 

Will filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form update my vehicle registration records?

No, filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form will not update the information on your DMV records. 

After moving to another state, do I need to return the license plates?

You will not have to surrender your vehicle registration and plates to the Indiana BMV.

Can I change my name and address on my driving licence at the same time?

You can only change your name and address simultaneously if you’re applying for a new license or ID. Otherwise, both the processes require separate procedures. 


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