Indiana License Recovery

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) offers restricted licenses to eligible applicants who need to drive to work while their regular licenses are suspended or revoked for a DUI. Indiana ignition interlock laws may require that an ignition interlock device (IID) be installed at the discretion of the courts.

Steps to Obtaining a Restricted Driver’s License During Your Suspension:

  • Serve mandatory suspension time (the required period before interlock may be installed).
  • Visit V.iewable Driver Record to find out when your driving privileges can be reinstated.
  • If the eligibility date is listed as “indefinite” then there are some requirements you must complete before your license can be reinstated.
  • Call an authorized ignition interlock provider and make an appointment to have an ignition interlock installed.
  • Bring the following to your installation appointment: your current registration or title, proof of insurance, court referral paperwork, permission slip from the vehicle’s registered owner (alternatively, the owner may appear and sign a waiver), and payment for the first month of service.
  • Once the requirements have been completed, contact the court so that they can send the information to the BMV. You cannot notify the BMV directly.
  • Your insurance provider must provide proof of insurance as required on your Viewable Driver Record or Official Driver Record. Have your insurance provider submit the form (e.g. SR-50 or SR-22) to the BMV. You cannot submit the forms to the BMV yourself.
  • Pay all insurance and/or reinstatement fees as noted on your Viewable Driver Record or Official Driver Record. You may pay those fees online, by phone at 888-692-6841, or by mail.
  • Once you have your restricted license, come into your interlock provider for regular monitoring. This is essential for proper maintenance of the program as well as a condition for keeping your restricted license.
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