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Until midnight on December 31, 2014, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will provide reinstatement relief for drivers who had an effective no-insurance suspension prior to July 1, 2013. Their no-insurance reinstatement fees will be reduced 50 percent.

I have heard of the BMV’s Reinstatement Relief Program, how do I know if I am eligible for relief?
You may log into your myBMV.com account 24 hours a day and review any or all of the reinstatement fees that are eligible for relief. You will also receive a Notice of Reinstatement Fee Relief mailed to your address on file with the BMV.

When will I receive my Notice of Reinstatement Fee Relief?
The BMV will be mailing the notices in the next few weeks. However, you can find out how much you can save immediately by logging into your myBMV.com account. See “How do I pay my reinstatement fees?” below for directions on how to create or login to your myBMV.com account.

Why are my fees discounted?
The Indiana legislature has authorized the BMV to provide temporary reinstatement fee relief to help drivers that have experienced long-term problems with providing payments, but want to get their driving privileges reinstated. This will reduce the BMV’s delinquency rolls and give people the opportunity to get legal and back on the road.

Who is included in the reinstatement relief population?
Only drivers that have an expired no-insurance suspension(s) with an effective date prior to July 1, 2013 are provided relief.

Why are fees after July 1, 2013 not included in the Reinstatement Relief Program?
The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of drivers on our delinquency rolls and give people an opportunity to get legal and back on the road. We hope this program encourages suspended drivers to take an important step toward earning back their driving privileges.

Can I take my reinstatement fee payment into my local branch?
No, the BMV’s branches are not equipped to handle reinstatement fee payments. Payments must be made online with your myBMV.com account, through the BMV’s automated payment hotline, or by mail.

How do I pay my reinstatement fees?

  • Internet Options
    If you have your driver’s license number or identification Card number, Social Security number (SSN), five digit ZIP code, and your email address, you will need to login or create a myBMV.com account.
  • Create an Account

    You may pay using an electronic check, Visa/MasterCard debit or credit card online.

  • Login to your myBMV.com account
    Enter your username and password => from the top navigation bar, select “Suspensions & Reinstatement.” You will need to select which fees you wish to pay by selecting the reinstatement fee using the radio buttons on the left of the grid. However, your driving privileges will not be reinstated until all reinstatement fees are paid and any additional outstanding requirements are satisfied. These payments will be applied in real time.
  • BMV Automated Payment Hotline
    If you do not have internet access, call the BMV’s automated payment hotline at 866-203-2975. You can only pay reinstatement fees using your Visa/MasterCard debit or credit card on the BMV’s automated hotline. You will need your “Telephone Access Code.” The Telephone Access Code is found on reinstatement notices the BMV has provided you in the past. Alternatively, you may secure your Telephone Access Code by calling the BMV at 888-692-6841. When using this option, you must pay all your fees at once. However, your driving privileges will not be reinstated until any additional outstanding requirements are satisfied. This payment will be applied in real time.
  • Mail
    If you do not have your driver’s license number or identification card number, SSN, and/or ZIP code; or, you do not have your CUID number and SSN, you can pay using the Reinstatement Fee Submission form, SF54479. If you are choosing to use the Reinstatement Fee Submission form, then you must mail a money order or check with the form, or fill out the Cardholder, Visa/MasterCard credit or debit card number portion of the form. All data fields are required information. This process can take several days, as mailing and processing times vary. Any partial payments will be refunded to you, as the BMV cannot accept partial payments. Do not send cash payments.

Will I be required to pay all reinstatement fees?
Payment in full is required if you are paying by phone or by mail. If you wish to pay individual fees, instead of all your reinstatement fees, then you must do so using your myBMV.com account.

Will I be immediately reinstated after making a payment?
Customers who participate in the BMV’s Reinstatement Relief Program may be required to complete other tasks before earning their driving privileges, such as providing proof of insurance, completing a driver safety program, paying court fees, passing a driver’s license written knowledge exam, or a driving skills exam or vision screening.
Please review your Official Driver Record (ODR) and validate that you have no additional outstanding requirements. You can check on your ODR 24 hours a day by logging into or creating a myBMV.com account and selecting “Purchase and print your Official Driver Record.” You may view your driver record for free by selecting “View Your Driver Record” from the left hand navigation, or you may purchase your ODR for $4.00.

Will I be able to get an extension on the Reinstatement Relief Program?
No, the program ends at midnight on December 31, 2014.

What if I paid my reinstatement fees and later provided proof of insurance that covered me for the incident?
You may apply for a refund by writing the BMV and requesting a refund. Alternatively, you may also request that those fees be applied to any other reinstatement fees you owe. This will help get you reinstated, but the BMV cannot apply partial payments; therefore, any overpayments will still be refunded to your address on record with the BMV.

What if I do not live in Indiana?
If you are not a resident of Indiana, but are eligible for the Reinstatement Relief Program, you will be sent a notice to your last known Indiana address. If you do not receive mail from that address, you will be able to mail in a coupon with your payment. If you have your Indiana driver’s license number or identification card number; or, you have the notice with the CUID number on it, you can also visit myBMV.com and follow the directions above for payments.

What if I have an identification card, but not a driver’s license?
If you do not know your driver’s license number, and you have an identification card, your identification card number is the same as your driver’s license number.You may also use your CUID and last four of your SSN to create a myBMV.com account.

What if I do not have a driver’s license or identification card?
Alternatively, you may review a reinstatement requirement notice that the BMV has sent you and locate your Telephone Access Code. You will need this to make a payment using the BMV’s automated payment hotline. See, “How do I pay my reinstatement fees?” for further instruction.

I paid my reinstatement fees prior to the launch of the Reinstatement Relief Program, can I get a refund on my (over)payment?

No, reinstatement fees are set by Indiana law. The reinstatement relief that the BMV is providing is a limited time offer that expires at midnight on December 31, 2014. The reinstatement relief is for drivers that have yet to pay their reinstatement fees.