Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 1, 2013

BMV announces it will lower fees


Kokomo Tribune

---- — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will lower some of its fees following an independent review of its fee structure, according to a news release.

BMV Commissioner R. Scott Waddell said Gov. Mike Pence directed the BMV to examine its fees after it learned of potential errors in administering fees.

“That review showed just how complex the statutes that govern fees are, and we found several errors that have led to both undercharges and overcharges on a number of fees. The BMV has taken immediate steps to address any overcharges by crediting affected motorists’ accounts and has corrected all overcharged fees going forward,” Waddell said.

The review by Barnes and Thornburg, an Indianapolis law firm, found a number of fees are governed by multiple statutes. The BMV and governor’s office will work with the Legislature to address the system and eliminate future confusion.

For a list of the fees, visit www.mybmv.com.