Kerbs Stands Against Tag Agencies’ Appointment Fees
Mike Seals - May 19, 2021 11:24 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, released the following statement regarding fees implemented over the last year to hold appointments at tag agencies across the state.
“During the last year, I’ve heard from numerous Oklahomans who are shocked that they are being required to pay up to $20 to confirm an appointment at their local tag agency. It is absurd to require a fee to hold an appointment spot that is needed for our citizens to access their state services. We already allow tag agents to charge fees to ensure they are compensated for the services they provide, but making Oklahomans pay above and beyond to secure a place in line is predatory behavior and should not be tolerated any longer. I realize tag agencies have had to weather the pandemic on top of issues arising from transitioning to Real ID. However, assessing additional fees on hard-working Oklahomans who must use these services to obtain their licenses is unnecessary. My office is reviewing the contracts and credentials of tag agencies who charge these additional fees, as well as agencies that have stopped issuing drivers licenses. We must ensure that these public-private partnerships provide Oklahomans with access to needed services without unnecessary bureaucracy or cost.”
Kerbs asks that Oklahomans email him to report tag agencies that charge appointment fees or no longer issue drivers licenses. He can be reached at [email protected]