Final Week for Reinstatement Relief Program

Staff Writer

Program Ends Dec. 31, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Don Snemis, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), is urging Hoosiers with suspended licenses to take advantage of the agency’s Reinstatement Relief Program before it expires at the end of the year. This program offers a 50 percent discount, to those who qualify, on reinstatement fees obtained before July 1, 2013 for operating a vehicle without insurance.

“Since it began in July of this year, the Reinstatement Relief Program has been very successful,” said Snemis. “The BMV loses its authority to offer this discount on Dec. 31 and we want all eligible Hoosiers to benefit from this program while they can.”

More than 14,300 customers have paid back more than $3.1 million in reinstatement fees since the program began in July of 2014. These results far exceed the amount of fees paid back from the same period last year.

To pay reinstatement fees, customers may login or create a myBMV.com account and check their eligibility. Reinstatement fees cannot be paid at license branches. Customers who participate in the Reinstatement Relief Program may also be responsible for completing other tasks before earning back their driving privileges, including providing proof of insurance, completing a driver safety program, paying court fees, or successfully passing a driver’s license written knowledge exam, driving skills exam or vision screening. Reinstatement fees incurred on or after July 1, 2013, and fees imposed by courts, are not included in this program.

For additional information on the BMV’s Reinstatement Relief Program, please visit http://www.in.gov/bmv/3212.htm.

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