Indiana Code Title 9. Motor Vehicles § 9-18-6-2

Sec. 2 . (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), if a license plate is:

(1) lost or stolen;

(2) damaged as to not be legible;  or

(3) destroyed;

the person in whose name the license plate was issued may obtain from the bureau a duplicate or replacement license plate by filing with the bureau an application on a form provided by the bureau duly sworn to as provided in IC 9-18-2.

(b) If a license plate is lost or stolen, the bureau may not issue a duplicate or replacement license plate until the person in whose name the plate was issued has first notified:

(1) the Indiana law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where the loss or theft occurred;  or

(2) the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the address listed on the registration;

that the original license plate has been lost or stolen.

(c) A law enforcement agency to whom a loss or theft is reported shall complete and present to the person reporting the loss or theft a form provided by the bureau indicating that the loss or theft has been reported.

(d) The person must present the form described under subsection (c) to the bureau before a duplicate or replacement license plate may be obtained.

(e) The bureau shall charge a fee for a duplicate or replacement license plate as set forth in IC 9-29-5-17 .

(f) A duplicate or replacement license plate must be displayed in the same manner as the original license plate was displayed.


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