How do you to register your car in Indiana?

I just got my first car. I purchased it from a friend and now I need to register it. How do I do that in Indiana?

Congratulations on your new car! Registering your car in Indiana is straightforward, but you need to fill out these documents first:
  • A completed Application for Certificate of Title (Form 205)
  • Your Indiana driver’s license
  • Original vehicle title
  • Social Security number
  • Proof of vehicle inspection, if necessary
  • Payment for titling and registration fees
  • Proof of Indiana car insurance
  • Proof of residency
If your date of sale was 60 days or less ago, you can register your vehicle online or at a BMV Connect Kiosk. Since this is your first car, you also have the chance to pick out your license plate.
If you purchased your car more than 60 days ago, bring the title and proof of insurance to a BMV branch directly.
Because you need car insurance to successfully register the vehicle, shop around now. Use the Jerry app to compare quotes from over 50 insurers so you always get the best rate for your car insurance needs, even if it’s your first car!
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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