The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced all branches across the state will be changing their hours of operation starting in early October with many of them opening later in the morning.

There are a number of things many of us would rather do instead of making a trip to the license branch for whatever reason. Being stabbed in the eyes with rusty nails, having our fingernails pulled off with a pair of pliers, or being strapped to a chair and being forced to watch one of the recent Fast & Furious movies (didn't they go to space in one of them? I mean, let it go already.) all sound more pleasant than sitting in the corral of the license branch waiting for your ticket number to be called only to find out they can't help you because you didn't know you needed to bring notarized proof of your great aunt's third dog's name.

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All kidding aside, I'll give the Indiana BMV credit. My last few trips haven't been bad. They've had plenty of employees on hand and I was able to get in and out in a reasonable amount of time.

New Indiana BMV Hours Begin on October 2nd

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Of course, it helps that most of what you once went to the BMV to do can now be done online, which appears to be part of the reason for the change. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the BMV says the change in hours "is in response to increasing customer preference to use out-of-branch transaction options as well as to provide BMV team members opportunity (sic) to participate in critical on the job training to ensure efficient and accurate transaction processing."

For a majority of the branches across the state, the change pushes the opening back half an hour from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM local time while leaving the closing time unchanged. However, some branches will now open half an hour earlier at 8:00 AM.

You can find the branch nearest you and its new hours of operation on the BMV website.

[Source: Indiana BMV]

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