There have been recent changes in the way special recognition license plates are handled with the BMV. These changes reflect "renewals only", not new plates or transfer plates. We are now able to submit the authorization form directly to the BMV. Please read below to see which category applies to you.
FOP Special Recognition License Plates are for active and retired F.O.P. members only.
If you are renewing a (FOP) license plate only & wish to have sent to the BMV electronically
You no longer need to pick up a form with a seal, if you choose not to. For renewals only (this does not include new plates or transfer plates), you simply need to fill out the renewal form (link is below) and send to us with a check or money order, or fill out our online form using our secure server. We will process your request and then submit this information to the BMV electronically. Once we have verified your membership and submitted electronically for you, it is then your responsibility to go to www.in.gov and forward. Or you can go into your local branch and pick up your renewal sticker temporary. The box at the BMV will be checked that we have verified your membership and that you are entitled to the renewal without a hard / seal copy. Please allow a four hour turn-around time to process. If you submit your information to renew on our web-site after 4:30 PM, please allow us until 12:30 PM the following business day to submit to the BMV. You no longer need a form from us to take to the BMV, however, as you will see on the form, we do need the following information in order to process your request. Without this information, your license plate renewal cannot proceed.
- Last 3 of your VIN for each existing vehicle with an FOP license plate.
- Your current FOP plate number for each vehicle that you are renewing.
- The member's name for each vehicle being renewed.
- The name as it appears on the vehicle on the registration.
Renew your plate(s) online using our secure payment form.
If you are applying for a new, renewal or transfer (FOP) plate and wish to receive a hard copy, with seal, by mail
If you are applying for a new, renewal or transfer plate by mail. The plates are $25.00 per plate. Payment method is check, money order or credit card. The new authorization forms will continue to be sent to you by mail to your home address on your application.
The application is for the Secretary's Office to verify your membership in the Fraternal Order of Police of Indiana. After verification an authorization form will be mailed to you. The authorization name must be identical to the name on the registration.
The authorization form must accompany your vehicle registration form when you purchase your plates. You can use our secure server or you can print out the form below.
Application for new, renewal or transfer F.O.P. Special Recognition License Plate(s). (Print out this page and fill out the form and mail in).
Apply for new, renewal or transfer plate(s) online using our secure payment form.
Please be aware that if you are receiving your copy electronically please allow a four hour turn around time M-F and before 4:30 p.m. (excluding holiday's). If you are receiving a hard copy by mail, your paperwork is submitted that day and mailed that day "as long as membership is current". Post Office usually takes 1-3 days for delivery. If you paid for your plate(s) by Credit Card, know that we do not hold up the process of your plate, but we will not run your credit card until Friday of that week.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above applications or procedures, please call during normal business hours at (800) 793-6746.