BMV Suspensions, Reinstatement, and Insurance Forms

A juvenile adjudication may result in a driver’s license or permit suspension, or prevent a child from obtaining a license or permit.  If that happens, the juvenile enters the world of Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) jargon and procedures that can be confusing.  For information on the various forms that may be needed to obtain a valid license or permit following a suspension, see this BMV page on suspension, reinstatement and insurance forms.

Some driver’s may be required to take the Driver Safety Program, and failure to complete the program by a specified date may result in an indefinite suspension of the person’s driving privileges.  The link also has information on the three ways to complete the program.

Some driver’s may be required to provide proof of financial responsibility (proof of insurance).  Failure to provide the proof by a specified date may also result in a suspension of the person’s driving privileges.

To ensure that all suspension and other notices are sent to the current address, the contact information should be up-to-date at all times.  The BMV notes the following concerning addresses in their system:

“The BMV maintains two addresses for each customer: a legal address and a mailing address.

A legal address is the address the BMV requires to validate your permanent place of residency in Indiana. The legal address is necessary for your credentials, such as your driver’s license or identification card. It is very important that you provide two approved documents to establish or update your legal address. For a complete list of approved documents, please visit this page. You must visit a license branch to update your legal address.

The mailing address is an alternate address which you may provide to the BMV for mailing your correspondence – including license plates, renewal reminders, and other communications. Visit this page to update your mailing address. You may also update your mailing address at any BMV branch.”

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