WARSAW – Tuesday marks the first day Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles has been open for walk-in business since March 23 and the department is on pace to process a record number of transactions for one day.
The department anticipates high transaction numbers will continue for the next several days, and possibly weeks ahead, the department said in a news release.
The BMV is asking visitors make this experience as safe and efficient as possible:
- By 10 a.m., just two hours after the BMV opened, branches had already processed 5,400 transactions
- Wait times at some branches are more than an hour-long
- The department is on target for an historic number of transactions
- Bring water and/or umbrella to shade from the sun
- Traffic flow has changed, please follow directional signs
- Make sure to practice social distancing while waiting whether inside or outside a branch
- Masks are very strongly encouraged for all who are waiting in line and who enter a branch
The BMV strongly encourages anyone planning to visit a branch to prepare to wait outside for an extended period of time. Please dress appropriately, bring water and something to shade the sun. They ask that all customers be patient and respect social distancing guidance.
As a reminder, many transactions can also be complete online through myBMV or at a BMV Connect kiosk. The administrative penalty fee for expired driver’s licenses, permits, state identification cards, and vehicle does not resume until July 1. Title transactions and new vehicle registration must also be completed before July 1.
For more information about transactions available outside a branch:
BMV Connect kiosks https://www.in.gov/bmv/2793.htm
Visit myBMV online services at https://mybmv.bmv.in.gov/bmv/mybmv/default.aspx