BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials with the Office of Motor Vehicles met Thursday morning at the Louisiana State Capitol to provide updates related to the letters that went out to people about insurance violations.
Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of Louisiana State Police, said as of Wednesday night, $4.1 million had been collected as a result of the demand letters. Also, the OMV refunded $2,220 to people who paid right away but didn't actually owe any money.
The OMV will open 15 offices Saturday to assist people who still have questions about the letters.
The OMV sent out 1.1 million letters, which was one letter for each violation. The actual number of people sent letters was 550,000, but some people had more than one violation and those people received a letter for each violation.
So far, officials have cleared 32,000 people. Of those, 10,000 were cleared without a fee. A total of 22,055 owed a fee.
Some of the records are as far back as 1986.
The OMV will now let people download an affidavit form to present their case. The form can be submitted electronically or mailed in.
The OMV extended its office hours to assist customers who have received the notices.
The following OMV offices will remain open on Saturday, October 31, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
- Baton Rouge (7701 Independence Blvd)
- Lake Charles (951 Main Street)
- Lafayette (3241 N.W. Evangeline Thruway)
- New Orleans (100 Veterans Blvd)
- Alexandria (5602 Coliseum Blvd)
- Shreveport (9310 Normandie Drive)
- Houma (108 Capital Blvd)
- Monroe (5171 Northeast Road)
- Livingston (20355 Government Blvd)
- Slidell (1614 Lindberg Suite 100)
Along with insurance cancellations, the staff will also be available to process routine OMV transactions.
The OMV Call Center hours will also be available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 and will remain open weeknights until 8 p.m. to assist customers over the phone.
For more information from the Office of Motor Vehicles, click here.
If the person's information checks out, they will be cleared.