BMV Commissioner Leaving Post Dec. 2

Posted On October 16, 2013

By Mike Perleberg 


(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The head of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is stepping down.


BMV Commissioner R. Scott Waddell announced his decision to resign effective December 2 on Tuesday, calling it voluntary. He didn’t give a reason.


“I am honored to have served Governors Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence as Commissioner of the BMV,” Waddell said. “Just as important, it has been my privilege to play a role in the ‘Best in the Country’ successes achieved by the dedicated and hard-working associates of the Indiana BMV. The accomplishments of our customer oriented agency have raised the bar for bureaus throughout North America.”


Waddell said that since he took office, 50 percent of all transactions are completed outside of a license branch – largely credited to an upgrade of myBMV.com and smartphone apps. The technology has helped reduce overall in-person branch visit times to less than 15 minutes, he claimed.


No replacement has been named. The responsibility of selecting a new commissioner will be made by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.