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Information about the current status of your driver’s license is available by clicking the "View and Update myInfo" icon in the right column. The information is also available by calling the BMV Customer Contact Center at 888-692-6841. Immediate details about your driver record can be obtained in the Driver Record section. 

The BMV offers two options to view your driver record.  The Viewable Driver Record (VDR) allows you to view access to your driving record online at no charge.  The Official Driver Record (ODR) allows you to download and print a certified copy of your driver record.  This certified copy of your driver record includes a letter of certification from the Commissioner of the BMV.  Some employers and school admission offices require a certified driver record.  The ODR is available for $4

Both the Viewable Driver Record and the Official Driver Record indicate the earliest date your driver's license can be reinstated. If necessary, other reinstatement requirements, such as proof of insurance or reinstatement and insurance fees, which must be met before your license can be reinstated, will also be listed.

Steps To Reinstate Your Driver’s License

Step One

The Viewable Driver Record and the Official Driver Record show the earliest date your driving privileges can be reinstated. If your reinstatement eligibility date shows “Indefinite,” you must take action before your driving privileges can be reinstated.  You must contact the court that imposed the suspension or fulfill BMV requirements - such as completing a Driver Safety Program course. The court telephone number is listed on either driver record document.

Once you meet the court’s requirements, the court must send the reinstatement information directly to the BMV. The BMV does not accept reinstatement information from individuals. For indefinite suspensions imposed by the BMV, or instructions on how to submit reinstatement information from a court outside Indiana, call 888-692-6841 for more information.

Step Two

Your insurance provider must electronically submit proof of insurance as indicated on the Viewable Driver Record or the Official Driver Record. For example, if the reinstatement requirements state “Proof of Insurance Required (SR-50),” you must have your insurance provider electronically submit an SR-50 to the BMV. If your reinstatement requirements state “Proof of Insurance Required (SR-22),” you must have your insurance provider electronically submit an SR-22 on your behalf to the BMV. The BMV only accepts proofs of insurance that are electronically submitted from your insurance provider.

Step Three

All insurance or reinstatement fees noted on the Viewable Driver Record and the Official Driver Record must be paid to reinstate your driving privileges. You may pay reinstatement fees online, by phone at 888-692-6841, or by mail.

If you are mailing your payment and have lost the reinstatement fee payment coupon provided by the BMV, complete the Reinstatement Fee Submission form and mail it with your payment. 

Step Four

Your driver’s license will be reinstated immediately after all requirements listed on your driver record have been satisfied. If your actual driver’s license was taken by law enforcement as part of your suspension, you will need to visit a license branch or order a replacement driver’s license online.

Reinstatement Relief Program

The BMV’s new Reinstatement Relief Program offers a 50% discount for any reinstatement fees incurred prior to July 1, 2013 for operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility (insurance), as long as those fees are paid by December 31, 2014, at which time all fees will return to their full amount. BMV fees assessed on or after July 1, 2013, and fees imposed by courts, are not included in this program.

Still have questions? Contact the BMV