How to Register a Kit Car in Indiana

Apply for an Indiana Title

1.

Go to the Indiana BMV office nearest to your home and fill out the Indiana Application for Certificate of Title, known as State Form No. 205. Pick up a copy of the Indiana Affidavit of Police Officer/Physical Inspection of an Indiana Resident's Vehicle/Watercraft. It can be obtained by asking for State Form No. 39530.

2.

Arrange to have your kit car inspected by a police officer; this is part of the official Vehicle Identification Number inspection. The inspection will be done at the BMV office for free; it can also be done by any law enforcement officer. Law enforcement officers are allowed to charge up to $5 for the inspections, as of 2010.

3.

Present the Application for Certificate of Title, a certificate of origin, an odometer statement, proof of any sales tax paid on the kit car and your Affidavit of Police Officer/Physical Inspection of an Indiana Resident's Vehicle/Watercraft forms to your local BMV office; this will allow you to receive a title for your kit car.



Once you have your Indiana title, your kit car can be registered just like any other car.

Registering Your Kit Car

1.

Visit your local BMV office and present them with all of the required documentation for the vehicle. You will need to have the title to the vehicle, your Indiana driver's license, Social Security card, proof of residency and proof of insurance on the car.



If you live in an area where your car is required to pass emissions tests, you will have to have proof of passing.

2.

Pay sales tax on your car. You will be charged Indiana's 7 percent sales tax on vehicles.

3.

Pay any and all license and tag fees. Once you have paid the taxes and fees, and provided all the paperwork, your car will be registered.

Individuals who want to register 'kit' cars, or other home-made vehicles in the state of Indiana must follow several different laws. According to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, owners of kit cars in Indiana must prove their vehicles meet state and federal safety requirements before they can be registered and legally driven on the state roadways.



Registering your kit car legally in the state of Indiana is a two-part process during which you will have to apply for and receive the title to your car, and then register the car in your name.