BMV Announces Special Appointment Only Hours for New CLP/CDL Credential Transactions

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Commissioner Peter L. Lacy announced today 6 BMV branches will be open by appointment only beginning Monday, April 6 to process new Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP), new Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL), and upgrade/downgrade for the CDL to add the tank vehicle or hazardous materials endorsement credential transactions. This decision was made to support the current critical need to increase the number of new licensed commercial truck drivers on the road delivering supplies and to aid in the start of agricultural season in our state.

An appointment is required to visit a branch during these special hours of operation and the available transactions are limited to new CLP, new CDL, and upgrade/downgrade for the CDL to add the tank vehicle or hazardous materials endorsement. Individuals must have a Medical Examination Report (MER) and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) on file with the BMV prior to scheduling an appointment to take knowledge exam(s). To schedule an appointment to obtain a CDL individuals must hold a CLP and pass a CDL skills test in a vehicle representative of the class of CDL the driver wants to receive at a BMV-authorized CDL skills test site.

Appointments will be available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on requirements and branches offering appointments, please visit our website: To schedule an appointment and ask additional questions, call the BMV Contact Center. The team is available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The phone number is 888-692-6841.

Commercial Motor Vehicles titling and registration transactions can be completed via mail or through a BMV partner location. Renewal transactions are covered under the State expiration extension and do not need to be immediately completed.

BMV branches continue to be closed to the general public. For more information on operational and transaction related changes under Executive Orders previously issued by Governor Holcomb, please visit our website: