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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:20 AM

Lawsuit seeks $3 million in 'bogus fees' from Ohio BMV

A lawsuit seeking the recovery of more than $3 million in “bogus fees” paid by Ohioans has been filed against the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the Ohio Court of Claims.

The action, which seeks class-action status to represent more than 2 million people, follows an investigation by The Dispatch that found BMV deputy registrars had charged and collected a $1.50 fee for laminating driver licenses since mid-2018 while not providing the service.

With the switch to federally compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards, a BMV vendor — not local registrars — has produced and mailed driver licenses and ID cards since July 2.

In the pending transportation budget before the legislature, the $1.50 fee will be retained and renamed the “document authentication fee” to reflect additional duties registrars now perform to handle federally compliant licenses.

Read more: https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20190328/lawsuit-seeks-3-million-in-bogus-fees-from-ohio-bmv

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