Organ & Tissue Donations Needed Daily

donatelifeThere are more than 100,000 people in the United States alone waiting for an organ transplant. There are even more than that awaiting donated tissue. There are more than 6,000 lives lost annually waiting for a transplants due to the lack of tissue and organ donations. Donate Life Indiana, formerly known as the Indiana Donation Alliance Foundation, has been working for nearly 20 years to educate Hoosiers on the benefits of being an organ donor. Continue reading

Some BMV Branches to Changes Hours for Primary Elections

 
 

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be changing their hours slightly, next week.

According to BMV Commissioner Kent Abernathy, branches located in counties with elections in May will extend their hours on Monday and Tuesday. The extended hours will allow the BMV to issue driver’s licenses and state ID cards that can be used for identification at polling sites.

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Many Offices Closed in Observance of Good Friday

 If you have business to conduct with a government body tomorrow, you may want to phone first. Starke, Pulaski and Marshall County government offices are all closed in observance of Good Friday. Indiana is one of 13 states that give employees the day off. BMV offices that are normally open on Fridays will be closed. Normal business hours will resume on Saturday. Mail will be delivered on Friday, and federal government offices will be open.

BMV Reinstatement Relief Program Set to Expire

 
 

Hoosiers with suspended drivers licenses have one more day to take advantage of the BMV’s Reinstatement Relief Program. It offers a 50 percent discount to those who qualify on reinstatement fees obtained before July 1, 2013 for operating a vehicle without insurance. The program began in July of 2014, and more than 14,300 customers have paid back more than $3.1 million in reinstatement fees since. Customers may login or create a myBMV.com account to check their eligibility. Reinstatement fees cannot be paid at license branches. Continue reading

New Moped Laws in Effect Jan. 1

mopedsIndiana’s new moped laws will take effect in January. They will be split into two classifications both of which must be registered with the BMV.

Class A Motor Driven Cycles will include all mopeds and scooters with an engine size of 50cc or larger. They must be insured. The operator must be a licensed driver with a motorcycle endorsement and must wear a helmet until age 18.

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BMV Branches to Close for Labor Day

 
 

If you have business with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, you need to take care of it today or wait until Tuesday. BMV branches across the state are closing tomorrow and Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday. More information about BMV branches and services offered is available online at www.MyBMV.com.

 

 

 

BMV Branches to Close for Veterans Day Holiday

 All Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches will be closed Saturday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

All license branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12 except for the Demotte, Knox, Monticello and 13 other branches around the state. Those branches will resume normal operations on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

BMV Branches to Close for Columbus Day Holiday

 
 

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed Saturday Oct. 12 through Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, stated that all license branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15 except for branches in Demotte, Knox, Monticello, and Nappanee plus a few other locations throughout the state. Those branches will reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

BMV Branches to Close for 4th of July Holiday

 
 
All BMV license branches will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence holiday.

The branches will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5 except for 16 branches state-wide including Rensselaer, Walkerton and Winamac which will reopen on Tuesday, July 9.

Online transactions can be conducted at www.mybmv.com.

BMV Commissioner Announces Holiday Hours

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner R. Scott Waddell today announced that license branches will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 22, Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. All license branches will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

In addition, license branches will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. All license branches will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

BMV Branches Closed Nov. 10 – 12

All Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Saturday, Nov. 10 through Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

The myBMV.com website and all automated phone services will also be out of service from 2 a.m. Saturday to noon ET on Sunday.

Sixteen branches will be closed that are normally open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. The following area branches will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 14: Knox, Demotte, Monticello and Nappanee.

Updated License Plate Available this Year

An updated design of Indiana’s popular “In God We Trust” license plate will be available for new or renewed vehicle registrations in 2012.

The redesign accommodates a new licensing plate numbering system. All standard and specialty plates have been or will be redesigned by the end of 2013 to remove the small stacked letters and allow up to six larger letters and numbers.

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