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Under Indiana law, courts can order the BMV to suspend an individual’s driving privileges. State law also allows the BMV to suspend a person's driving privileges for certain violations - such as failure to provide proof of insurance. To reinstate a person's driving privileges, a driver may be required to submit one or more of the following forms.
This form is used to verify financial responsibility for a specific incident date in the past and for a specific vehicle. This form can be used to show proof of insurance for accidents, citations and the Previously Uninsured Motorist Registry (PUMR). The form must be electronically submitted to the BMV by the driver’s or vehicle owner’s insurance provider.
The SR-22 form confirms future financial responsibility for a driver who has been convicted of an offense which requires the driver to maintain proof of future financial responsibility with the BMV for a three-year period. A valid SR-22 form must remain on file with the BMV for three years after a suspension for a major violation. The SR22 also will be accepted as current proof of insurance if an SR50 is needed for the reinstatement of driving privileges. The form must be electronically submitted to the BMV by the driver’s insurance provider.
The SR-26 form is used by insurance companies to notify the BMV that a policy reported on an SR-22 or SR-23 form has been canceled. The SR-26 form displays the cancellation date. This document must be electronically submitted by the insurance provider to the BMV.
The Affidavit Of Current Insurance (SR-50) provides proof of current insurance to the BMV. The form indicates the beginning and ending dates of the current policy. An SR22 also will suffice for proof of current insurance. This document must be electronically submitted by an insurance provider to the BMV.
Prior to a driver’s reinstatement eligibility date, the BMV will send the driver a Reinstatement Requirements Notice to notify the driver of the necessary items the BMV needs before driving privileges can be reinstated, including outlining how to pay reinstatement fees online, by phone or by mail using the form that is attached to the notice. If you have lost the Reinstatement Requirements Notice reinstatement fee submission form, then you may use this form to pay your reinstatement fee by mail.
The following forms are used by the courts to communicate official actions of the court.
This form is used by courts to notify the BMV that a driver has been convicted of a citation, failed to appear for a citation, or failed to pay a citation for violating a motor vehicle law. This form also notifies the BMV when orders have been rescinded. Drivers may not submit SR-16 forms at license branches. SR-16 forms may only be submitted by a court directly to the BMV.
The SR-17 form is used by courts to notify the BMV that a hardship or probationary license will be issued to the motorist named in the order. This form tells the BMV the duration of the license and any limits on the motorist’s driving privileges. SR-17 forms may only be submitted by a court directly to the BMV.
The SR-33 is used by a court to notify the BMV of a judgment against the owner or operator of a motor vehicle who has failed to pay for damages arising from an accident. The form reports the amount of the judgment as well as the date the judgment was rendered.