BMV Branches to Close for Labor Day


If you have business with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, you need to take care of it today or wait until Tuesday. BMV branches across the state are closing tomorrow and Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday. More information about BMV branches and services offered is available online at




License Branches to Close for Labor Day Holiday

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed tomorrow and Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Most license branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Demotte, Knox, Monticello, Nappanee and 12 others in the state will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

If you need to conduct business, visit the BMV’s website at

Consumer Confidence Leads To Increase in Holiday Travel

Travel is expected to increase this year for the Labor Day holiday.

Despite a sluggish economy and recent rises in gas prices, the increase in travelers is driven by improving consumer confidence compared to last year.

About 85 percent of holiday travelers will journey by car and the average distance traveled by Americans is expected to be 626 miles, with a great deal of those miles to be traveled by air.

Many travelers in this area will headed to the Blueberry Festival in Plymouth and to the Monterey Days Festival this weekend. Remember that the Indiana State Police the Starke County Traffic Safety Partnership and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department will be out in full force patrolling for unrestrained motorists, impaired drivers and those who drive at unsafe speeds.

Happy Labor Day!

It’s Labor Day, a national holiday observed since 1882, as a celebration of Labor.

It also is traditionally observed as the symbolic end of summer.

In the past, it was considered the last day of the season that women could wear white, and in later times, the last time men could wear white shoes.

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Gas Prices to Set Records this Labor Day

If you’re traveling this Labor Day Weekend, you know that gasoline prices are set to break the record for this time of the year. The average price of gasoline is already 60 cents higher than it was at this time a year ago.

The highest gasoline prices on Labor Day are in Connecticut, which has an average price of $3.97 a gallon, while Alabama is the lowest at $3.48.