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Don’t plan to use cash to pay when you go to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles any time soon.

BMV Resumes Driving Skills Tests For All Hoosiers

Jul 17, 2020
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All Hoosiers may now schedule a driving skills test. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles canceled tests in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the state. It started rescheduling those canceled tests in late June.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 21 additional confirmed deaths since Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,448. The state announced more than 45,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 484,000 Hoosiers tested.

Indiana BMV Starts Charging Late Fees Again On Wednesday

Jun 28, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is reminding Hoosiers that late fees will resume Wednesday with the start of July, Those with expired driver’s licenses, permits, state identification cards, and vehicle registrations need to complete renewal transactions before Wednesday to avoid paying a late fee. Title transactions and new vehicle registrations must also be completed before July 1. Administrative penalty fees were waived earlier this year to aid Hoosiers and support the state’s efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

BMV Set To Allow Walk-In Customers At Branches

Jun 8, 2020
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The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will soon reopen to walk-in customers at its branches statewide.

Michigan Secretary Of State Branches Reopening Monday

May 28, 2020

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will reopen Monday by appointment only for essential transactions not available online. An announcement Thursday said that beginning next week, all 131 branch offices in Michigan will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for certain transactions. Those include including driver licenses and state ID transactions that must be done in-person; title transfers; operator, commercial drivers license, chauffeur, mechanic and motorcycle testing; and seasonal commercial vehicle renewal.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 62 additional confirmed deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,213. The state announced more than 21,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 115,000 Hoosiers tested.

BMV Opens Up Some Branches For In-Person Customers

May 5, 2020
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Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations across the state are starting to reopen to more in-person customers this week, with a goal to open all branches by Memorial Day.

Indiana BMV Announces Branch Visits By Appointment Only

May 3, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will re-open with an appointment-only service format beginning Monday. BMV Commissioner Peter Lacy announced on Friday that customers will be able to schedule an appointment for transactions which are not available online. The BMV has modified its operations to ensure the safety of its employees and customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

To get more information on available transactions and to schedule a branch appointment, customers can go online to https://www.in.gov/bmv/2405.htm.

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Lawmakers will likely file legislation in the 2020 session over proposed rules at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver’s license.

The BMV has long allowed people to change the gender on their license. But that policy came under scrutiny in 2019 and prompted the agency to establish a formal procedure.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana driver’s manual will be translated into four more languages in order to settle a federal lawsuit.

The agreement will have the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles provide the manual in Arabic, Burmese, Chin and Mandarin by March 2021.

That deal resolves a lawsuit filed last year by immigrant assistance group Neighbor to Neighbor of South Bend, which claimed the BMV was discriminating by providing the manual in only English and Spanish.

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The public got a chance to comment Monday, in person, about a proposed rule at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles that allows people to change the gender on their driver’s license.

The BMV has long allowed people to change the gender on their driver’s license. But that policy came under scrutiny this year and prompted the agency to establish a formal procedure. Part of creating the new policy requires a public comment hearing.

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The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it won’t turn over Hoosiers’ driver’s license information to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Trump administration wants states to hand over that information after federal courts denied its push to add a citizenship question to the upcoming census. Nebraska recently became the first state to comply with the White House directive.

The BMV said it received the Census Bureau’s request and “at this time” has declined to provide the driver’s license data.

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The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is creating a new procedure for people to change the gender on their driver’s license.

The agency will hold a public meeting Monday where people can comment on the proposed rule change.

The BMV has allowed people to change the gender listed on their driver’s license since 2009. All someone had to do is get a form signed by their physician.

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Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches are ready to do business again Tuesday after an error crashed the system Monday.

That means Hoosiers who need state identification cards to vote will be able to get them.

The agency announced late afternoon Monday a problem with a private vendor left it unable to process any transactions. In a statement, BMV Commissioner Peter Lacy apologized for the issue and promises to continue working to see it doesn’t happen in the future.

Indiana BMV Puts Nonbinary Gender Option For IDs On Hold

Oct 6, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is putting on hold a policy allowing nonbinary gender designations on driver's licenses while state officials develop new formal regulations for gender changes on state-issued IDs.

Making The BMV Better In Michigan

Apr 11, 2019
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Michigan’s Secretary of State wants to improve people’s experience when they renew a driver’s license or get new plates for a vehicle.

Jocelyn Benson has visited Secretary of State branch offices in every county.

She wants to transform the branch offices which often force people to wait in long lines.

Benson says, “Our branch offices will be welcoming, warm inclusive environments that celebrate local communities while providing efficient service in an   organized setting.”

Lawmakers made it harder for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver's license. A House panel revived gun regulation changes. And Attorney General Curtis Hill's law license is in jeopardy.

Here's what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

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A House committee voted Wednesday to make it harder for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver’s license at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the state's attorney general has stalled a measure that would allow people to change their gender on driver's licenses and IDs.

Bureau spokeswoman Susan Guyer says that Attorney General Curtis Hill declined to sign off on the rule because the public wasn't sufficiently informed of the plan.

The bureau proposed the rule that would require a birth certificate or a special state Department of Health form to change gender on licenses and IDs. It was slated to become effective in October.

An outside consulting firm's evaluation says the catalog of about 1,200 fees and taxes the bureau is responsible for is riddled with errors.

BMV's excise tax refund will affect all Indiana counties, but only three percent of motorists.

Hoosiers must register their mopeds with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles beginning January 2nd.