How Do I Renew My Expired Indiana Driver’s License?

It's easy to forget to renew your license. if you're asking yourself, "what should I do if my Indiana driver's license expired?", you've come to the right place. Don't worry — as long as you don't let your license stay expired too long, you won't need to retake your written or driving test.

Follow these steps to seamlessly renew your Indiana driver’s license so you can be back on the road in no time.

My Indiana Driver's License Expired: How to Renew It

You need to renew your expired Indiana driver’s license at a License BMV Branch. Normally, you would be able to renew online or at a BMV Connect kiosk, but those options disappear once your license expires.

Renewing an Indiana License Expired for Less Than 180 Days

An Indiana driver’s license that has expired for less than 180 days requires you to pass a vision screening (or submit vision screening documentation). There is also a $6 administrative penalty fee.

Renewing an Indiana License Expired for More Than 180 Days but Less Than Three Years

For an Indiana driver’s license that has expired at least 180 days, but no longer than three years, you’re required to pass a written test and take a standard vision screening (or submit vision screening documentation). This renewal also requires a $6 administrative penalty fee.

Renewing an Indiana License Expired for More Than Three Years

If your Indiana driver’s license expired more than three years ago, you must pass a written test and a driving test, as well as pass the standard vision screening (or submit vision screening documentation). This renewal requires a $6 administrative penalty fee.

The Info You Need to Renew an Expired Indiana Driver’s License

To renew your Indiana driver’s license after it has expired, you will need to provide:

  • Your name

  • Date of birth

  • Address

  • Social Security number

  • Your old license

Take all of this with you to your BMV appointment, and a representative will guide you through the renewal process.

How Do I Renew My Indiana Driver’s License if I’m out of State?

If you’re out of state and your Indiana driver’s license is expired, you can request a 30-day interim license, which is valid 30 days from when your license expires. To order this license, you need to complete the Request for Interim License, State Form 54580. You may also be able to print a paper interim license from your online BMV account.

This interim license should give you time to either renew online (if your license isn't expired) or make it back to the state for an in-person renewal.

How Long Is My Indiana Driver's License Valid?

To make sure you don't let your license expire, it's a good idea to know how long it is valid:

  • If you're under 75, it's good for six years.

  • If you're between 75 and 85, it's good for three years.

  • If you're over 85, it's good for two years.

The good news? You can renew your license up to 24 months before it expires. That means there's no excuse for forgetting to renew it.

Renew Your Indiana Driver’s License

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