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Is a mo-ped a motorcycle?

Is a mo-ped a motorcycle?

Imagine zipping down a Northwest Indiana street on your new mo-ped -- a mo-ped with a cylinder capacity of less than 50 cubic centimeters but which can reach speeds of more than 25 mph, such as the Yamaha Zuma.

August 12, 2014 4:30 pm

Two groups meet new state license plate standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Just two out of seven requests for new special group license plates won approval Tuesday by a legislative committee tasked with ensuring groups with plates meet strict quality standards.

July 22, 2014 6:50 pm

General Assembly preparing to close annual session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in school parking lots and funding to expand the South…

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Claytor promises to be taxpayer advocate if elected state auditor

Claytor promises to be taxpayer advocate if elected state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | A self-proclaimed "numbers guy," Democrat Mike Claytor kicked off his campaign for state auditor Thursday by vowing to protect Hoosiers from the bad math of Indiana Republicans.

September 12, 2013 10:00 am

Indiana license branches shut Saturday for computer work

INDIANAPOLIS | All Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Saturday for a statewide computer maintenance project.

June 12, 2013 12:05 am
Judge orders gay youth plates reinstated

Judge orders gay youth plates reinstated

INDIANAPOLIS | An administrative hearing judge has brought at least a temporary end to a 15-month dispute by ordering the specialty license plate be reinstated for the Indiana Youth Group.

May 31, 2013 4:15 pm

Replacing a mangled license plate costs extra

A while back I wrote about the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles charging $10 extra, without telling you, to renew your plates at the emissions testing facility. They tell you now about the charge.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am

BMV makes it easier for veterans to get truck driver license

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier veterans with training and experience driving a truck in the military no longer must take the drive skills test ordinarily required to obtain an Indiana commercial driver's license, thanks in part to the efforts of a Portage lawmaker.

December 03, 2012 9:30 am Related

Why pay extra $10 when I can do it free myself?

I just had my 2007 Honda Odyssey emission tested at the BMV garage. It all went fine and my van passed the mandatory emission test within just a few seconds. The attendant printed my vehicle inspection report and handed it to me and then advised they can renew my registration right there at …

November 19, 2011 12:00 am

BMV didn't tell me I was being charged a late fee

Oct. 2 was my birthday and my license expiration date. As the BMV is closed on Sundays and Mondays, I walked to my BMV branch on Tuesday to renew.

October 10, 2011 12:00 am

Paying extra $10 at emissions testing facility is not worth it

Did you pay $10 extra to renew your plates when you went for your emissions test? I did, and I got scammed.

April 01, 2011 12:00 am

BMV apparently can't keep all the plates spinning

I could not believe my ears. You will not believe what the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is doing now.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am

Committee approves fee for police academies

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to increase vehicle fees to support law enforcement academies narrowly was approved by a House committee Wednesday.

February 16, 2011 12:30 pm

Drivers can show they're pet friendly

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana motorists now can display their love for pets by buying a Pet Friendly license plate.

January 28, 2011 2:04 pm

Police academies could get new funding source

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana law enforcement and legislators came out in force Wednesday at the Statehouse to call for a new funding source for the state's police academies, including the Hobart facility.

January 20, 2011 12:00 am

BMV announces holiday hours

INDIANAPOLIS | Full-service license branches normally open Tuesdays through Saturdays will be closed Saturday in observance of New Year's Day. Branches will resume normal hours at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to R. Scott Waddell, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am

Indiana license branches to close for New Year's holiday

INDIANAPOLIS | Full-service license branches for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles normally open Tuesday through Saturday will be closed Saturday for New Year's Day, officials announced Tuesday.

December 28, 2010 9:15 am

Clean Air Car Check emissions testing sites reopen

All seven Clean Air Car Check emissions testing sites and Drive-Thru Renew partial service license branch locations in Lake and Porter counties have reopened following temporary closures at three stations due to weather-related issues.

December 15, 2010 9:53 am

Three emissions testing sites temporarily closed

Clean Air Car Check vehicle emissions testing sites in Portage, Valparaiso and Crown Point are temporarily closed due to weather-related issues.

December 14, 2010 11:47 am

Valpo BMV staff were friendly, respectful, efficient

I want to thank the the management and all the staff of the Valparaiso Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This branch should be used as the prime example of how things can work. They all were friendly, courteous, respectful and as efficient as I could imagine.

November 07, 2010 12:00 am
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