Indiana BMV Settles Class Action Lawsuit; Refunding $62M
By Mike Perleberg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – More than five-million Indiana motorists qualify for refunds from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
The Indiana BMV has agreed to repay more than $62 million in excessive fees to settle a class-action lawsuit. Attorney Irwin Levin, who represented citizens in the lawsuit, said the BMV overcharged for driver licenses, vehicle registrations and other services between 2002 and mid-2006.
A court in Marion County approved the settlement agreement this week.
The $62 million includes $33.6 million the Indiana BMV began refunding last year for overcharging between 2006 and 2014.
How much could you see refunded? It depends on the number and type of transactions at the BMV during the noted years. Levin said most people qualifying for a refund would be entitled to somewhere between $1 and $50.
For overcharges after mid-2006, the amount owed to motorists will be applied as a credit toward future BMV transactions. Refunds for transactions before mid-2006 can be obtained by filling out an electronic form available online at http://www.in.gov/bmv/3183.htm.