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School and Special Purpose bus platesSchool bus and special purpose bus title applications are processed by BMV Central Office Title Processing to improve the security and efficiency of these transactions.   Prior to submitting each application verify required information is included. Contact 888-692-6841 with any questions.

Title Requirements

When submitting paperwork, include the following:

  • Completed and signed Application for Certificate of Title – State Form 44049
  • Original Proof of Ownership: Certificate of Title, Certificate of Origin, or Statement of Manufacture
  • Odometer Statement (completed on ownership document or on Odometer Disclosure Statement – State Form 43230). All motor vehicles over 16,000 lbs exempt
  • Certificate of Gross Retail or Use Tax Paid – State Form 48842 or Certificate of Gross Retail or Use Tax Exemption – State Form 48841 from dealer, if applicable
  • $15 title application fee and 7% sales tax (if applicable). Payable by credit card (MasterCard or Visa), check, electronic check, or money order. A $21 delinquent fee will be assessed on packets received 31 days after the purchase date listed on the ownership document. Sales tax is 7% of the purchase price

To also register by mail please include the following additional information:

  • Color of the bus and gross vehicle weight
  • Insurance company name and policy number
  • For school buses: Approved Report of School Bus Inspection from the Indiana State Police
  • $28.75 new registration payment for general bus license plate

Title Application Packet

Mail the completed packet to:
Central Office Title Processing
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N411
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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