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Best Times to Visit a BMV Office

BMV branch offices are open Tuesday through Saturday. When planning for a trip to the BMV, consider the best times to avoid long waits.

  • Mornings are generally less crowded than afternoons.
  • Mid-week Wednesdays and Thursdays are generally less crowded than Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.
  • Any day before or after a holiday will likely be more crowded.
  • The first and last days of the month are often busy with customers conducting last minute business.
  • BMV staff often go on lunch break starting around noon, leaving a reduced crew. Try to avoid the lunch hour.
  • Be sure to arrive with plenty of time before closing to complete your transaction. This is especially important if you need to be complete a written test or road test.
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Going to BMV in Person

If you need some other service from the BMV you must visit a branch office. Full service BMV branch offices are open Tuesday through Saturday, and you can click here to find a location near you. Hoosier Auto Club members can also receive certain services at a local club office.

To apply for an Indiana driver license or permit, you will need to bring the required documentation with you to an RMV office. Documents must be presented that verify the applicant’s identity, lawful status, Social Security number and residency in the state of Indiana. The applicant is required to present original documents or certified copies.

  • Proving Identity and Lawful Status – You may use a valid U.S. birth certificate, or U.S. passport.
  • Proving Social Security Number – Bring your Social Security card, or a document issued by the Social Security Administration.
  • Proving Indiana Residence (two required) – You may use any computer generated bill, utility bill, credit card or bank statement, voter ID card, insurance policy, mortgage or rental agreement.

Scheduling DMV Appointments and Other Online Services

Indiana BMV Appointments

Save time at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles by scheduling an appointment to take a driving test. You can also view the wait times at selected BMV branches. Many functions can also completed by creating an account online at myBMV. You may be able to skip an entire trip to the BMV office by following the links to complete certain transactions.