If your IN driver license has been lost, damaged, or stolen, then the state of Indiana requires that you replace drivers licenses as soon as possible. Fortunately, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles provides motorists with a variety of options for replacing drivers licenses.
Report a Stolen Drivers License
If you have a lost drivers license or a stolen drivers license, Indiana drivers are encouraged to visit their nearest police stations to file a report. By getting a police report, your chances of identity theft and drivers license fraudulent activity will be reduced. Make sure to bring a copy of the report with you to the DMV when applying for a duplicate drivers license.
Replace a Drivers License in Person
In order to get a SecureID drivers license in Indiana at a local branch, you will have to bring proof of identity, proof of lawful presence in the United States, proof of your Social Security Number, two documents that prove your residency in Indiana, and the proper payment.
However, if you are applying for a non-SecureID, the process will differ. You may not be required to bring all the aforementioned documents, but in any case, you must still have payment ready for applicable fees.
As with any service offered by the Indiana Bureau or Motor Vehicles, there are fees associated with replacing your driver's license. For a replacement license, you will have to pay $5.50, which is the same price to replace your CDL. ID card replacements are free if you are eligible to vote in the next election. If you are not eligible to vote, the fee is $11.50.
Replace a Drivers License Online
For your convenience, the state of Indiana offers an online option for drivers license replacement. However, there are certain eligibility requirements that a vehicle driver must be aware of before he or she starts applying online.
If any of the following applies to you, you will be required to complete your drivers license replacement at a local branch instead:
- You have a commercial driving license.
- You have a chauffeur's driving license.
- You are not a United States citizen.
- You do not have your most recent information on file.
- You do not have an expired drivers license.
- You do not have a suspended drivers license.
- You do not have a revoked drivers license.
If you are deemed eligible to apply online, then you can start by visiting the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website and entering your username and password. You will be given the chance to create an account if you do not already have one. Once you're logged in, an Indiana driver must simply follow the steps outlined for the replacement license process and pay the associated fee with a VISA or MasterCard (credit, debit card, or e-check). You can expect your new license to arrive in the mail within 10 business days.