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Information about the current status of your driver’s license is available by clicking the "Online Services" 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 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 ”Reinstatement Requirements” section on your ODR shows the earliest date your driver’s license can be reinstated. If your reinstatement eligibility date shows “Indefinite,” then you should review your Suspensions Information on your ODR. You may have a court ordered or administrative suspension that has outstanding requirements.

If you have a court ordered, indefinite suspension, then you must contact the court that has suspended you to determine who to satisfy their requirements. The BMV will not accept documentation on lifting a court-ordered suspension from a driver. The BMV will only accept documentation from the court, so contacting them before you call the BMV’s Contact Center should be your first priority. If you have an administrative (BMV) suspension, then you should review your ODR to determine how to satisfy those requirements.

Step Two

Your insurance provider must electronically submit proof of financial responsibility (insurance) directly to the BMV. Your ODR will indicate the insurance reinstatement requirement. Only your insurance provider can submit insurance for you. The BMV does not accept insurance policy documents from drivers. While you may have to show proof of insurance to a police officer related to an accident, Indiana law requires drivers involved in certain incidents to provide proof of financial responsibility to the BMV when requested. Showing a police officer your insurance cards will not satisfy the BMV’s requirement.

Step Three

All insurance reinstatement fees must be paid in full. The exact dollar amount is listed in your Reinstatement Requirements section of your ODR, along with your reinstatement fee access code. You can pay your reinstatement fees by logging into your myBMV.com account. You may also pay by phone by using the access code found on your notice by calling 888-692-6841, and select option #3, or by mail using the reinstatement coupon in the Reinstatement notice. If you do not have your reinstatement coupon, then you may download the Reinstatement Fee Submission Form from the BMV’s website.

Step Four

Unless your driver’s license is expired, revoked, or invalidated, your driver’s license will be reinstated after all requirements listed on your ODR have been satisfied. You may monitor your license status by periodically reviewing your ODR on myBMV.com free of charge. If your driver’s license was taken by law enforcement as a part of your suspension, then you will need to visit a BMV branch or order a replacement driver’s license by logging into myBMV.com account.

Still have questions? Contact the BMV