Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Forms
The Indiana BMV uses various forms for the major services it offers drivers. By familiarizing yourself with these documents, you will know what is required of you before you can apply for a drivers license, register a car, acquire a disabled parking placard, and much more. The best way to review the appropriate forms is either to obtain physical copies of the ones you need from any BMV branch, or download them from the BMV website. This will also give you a chance to print and complete them before turning them in to the office, thus cutting some time off your trip to the BMV.
The Indiana Drivers Manual
If you have a lot of questions about the BMV, the Indiana drivers manual is the most concise, convenient place to find answers. Within its pages is a plethora of information about traffic law and BMV policy, which will give you the clarity you need on processes such as applying for your drivers license, or what to do when you get a traffic ticket. The handbook can be found in any BMV office, or you can download it online chapter by chapter.
Application for Disability Parking Placard or Disability Plate (State Form 42070)
If you want to park in specially designated handicap parking spots, you need to apply for the correct placard or plate and provide proper authorization from a licensed physician. State Form 42070, the Application for Disability Parking, must be signed by your physician, properly filled out, and turned in to the BMV. After obtaining your placard or permit, you will be able to park legally in any blue-marked parking spot in Indiana, or the rest of the country for that matter.
Agreement of Financial Liability (State Form 39531)
When a teen in Indiana starts driving, someone has to be responsible for what could happen if they are involved in an accident or they rack up fines due to violations. Since the state does not expect teenagers to be able to pay for themselves, they must get a parent or guardian to take financial liability for what could happen when they are on the road. An Agreement of Financial Liability form will need to be completed and submitted along with the other appropriate forms. This will make the parents legally responsible for any financial damages which may occur.
Request for Driver Records (State Form 5789)
This is the form you’ll need if you want to obtain a copy of your own driving record or complete driving history (or those of another driver). Having a copy of your own driving record will let you know about any violations you may have forgotten about, and give you an idea of how close you are to facing a license suspension. A driving record may be pulled by potential employers and insurance providers to gauge how safe you are on the road and determine employment or insurance rates. Needless to say, a clean driving record is a valuable asset to have.