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Whiting poised to approve new disability parking permit rules

WHITING | Whiting residents with disability parking permits may soon have to reapply to keep them.

September 20, 2014 6:06 pm

BMV admits more overcharges, blames computer program

INDIANAPOLIS | Oops, they did it again.

September 16, 2014 2:00 pm
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
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