Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

October 1, 2013

BMV to lower fees, effective immediately

Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Officials with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced Friday that they are lowering a number of fees following an independent review of the bureau’s fee structure.

“Upon being informed of potential errors in administering fees, Gov. Pence directed the BMV to conduct an independent review of the more than 300 fees the BMV administers,” BMV Commissioner R. Scott Waddell said in a press release. “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.”

Barnes and Thornburg, an Indianapolis-based law firm, conducted the review of the Indiana Code that governs the fees the BMV administers.

The review found that a number of fees are governed by multiple statutes.

In order to simplify the administration of fees and better serve the driving public, the BMV and the Governor’s office will work with the General Assembly to address the complicated statutory system and eliminate future confusion.

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