BMV to slash driver’s license prices after overcharges

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The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will lower driver’s license prices after admitting it had overcharged Hoosier drivers.

In March,, an attorney filed a class-action lawsuit claiming drivers under the age of 75 were overcharged as much as $7 when they acquired a new license or renewed their existing one. The class-action suit against the BMV sought $30 million in damages and said up to four million Hoosiers had been affected since 2007.

The BMV later said it may have “inadvertently” overcharged drivers. According to Commissioner R. Scott Waddell, the BMV reviewed its pricing and discovered a miscalculation that resulted in a $3.50 overcharge for six-, five- and four-year standard licenses.

The BMV has set the following prices:

Six-year license: $17.50 (down from $21)
Five-year license: $16 (down from $19.50)
Four-year license: $14.50 (down from $18)

The changes go into effect immediately, Waddell said.