BMV to fix over charging

BMV to fix over charging


Your next trip to the license branch will probably cost less, as the B-M-V scrambles to fix a series of overcharges.

A class-action suit over Hoosiers being overcharged for licenses prompted the B-M-V to order an independent review of all its fees. Spokesman Josh Gillespie says that review found the bureau has been charging one-to-three dollars too much for most of its 300 different fees.

The overcharges will show up as a credit on your next B-M-V transaction.

Some fees were assessed too low. Gillespie says the state will eat those costs.

Gillespie says the miscalculated fees are the result of multiple state laws which must be read together to determine the correct amount. In some cases, Gillespie says misreading a single word is enough to produce an incorrect charge. The bureau will ask legislators next year to streamline the fee structure to make it easier to understand.