BMV To Credit Hoosiers For Overcharged Licenses

By Emma Koch

BMV To Credit Hoosiers For Overcharged Licenses

July 12, 2013 Updated Jul 12, 2013 at 8:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (www.incnow.tv) -- The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced Friday that it will return the overcharges of operator's licenses, in the form of a credit, to motorist's accounts.

The release says that this means that when a motorist goes to a local branch or to the website to conduct any type of transaction, the final charge will reflect their credit.

R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the BMV said, "In order to make Hoosiers whole, we believe it is important to return the overcharge directly to those who have been impacted. It is the right thing to do."

Last month, after admitting to the overcharges, the BMV announced that it would be lowering costs of operator's licenses.

The charge for a standard six-year operator's license should be $17.50 instead of $21.00, a standard five-year license should be $16.00 instead of $19.50 and a four-year license should be $14.50 instead of $18.00.

A class-action lawsuit alleged that 4-million Hoosiers had been overcharged since 2007.




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