DMV

Transportation
9:55 am
Fri February 21, 2014

House Committee Considers Bill That Would Allow Driver's Licenses To Last Eight Years

The House Transportation Committee is considering a bill that would allow Kansans to renew their driver's licenses for eight years, rather than six years.

House Transportation Committee members were supportive of the idea yesterday, saying it was partly in response to long lines at driver's license offices.

The bill also would allow drivers over age 70 to renew their licenses every five years, rather than four years currently required by state law.

Government
10:00 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Dept. Of Revenue To Ease Driver's Education Permit Process With Online Applications

Young Kansans seeking driver's education permits will find the task much easier starting April 1 when the Department of Revenue switches to an online application portal.

Each year the department handles about 50,000 driver's ed applications, which can take several weeks to process, and longer if there is a medical or vision issue. That has meant students who sign up for a driving class at the last minute or don't get around to sending in their application might not have the necessary permit to participate in the driving portion of the class.

Community
8:01 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Kansas Counties Charging Visitors Extra To Use DMV

Some Kansas counties have started charging out-of-county residents extra fees for flooding their driver's license offices to avoid long lines in larger cities.

Harvey and Butler counties have started charging fees, and county treasurers in smaller counties are thinking of doing the same.

Wichita resident Tammy Katzenmeier says she didn't mind paying an extra $20 last week to get her driver's license renewed in Harvey County. Katzenmeier says she avoided a several-hour wait in a Wichita office.

She was in and out of the Newton motor vehicle office in 10 minutes.

News
5:25 am
Mon December 24, 2012

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New DMV System Hits 2M Mark

After delays and long lines, the new vehicle title and registration system in Kansas has processed more than 2 million transactions.

The state Department of Revenue says the new system replaced a 25-year-old mainframe system. It moved Kansas from a paper-driven process to an electronic one.

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Government
2:23 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

KS Continues to Withhold Final Payment for DMV System Upgrades

It could be well into next year before the state of Kansas hands over the final payment for a new vehicle registration system.

The state is withholding 10 percent of the payment to Minnesota-based 3M after a systems upgrade was plagued with problems. Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said they've worked through the major issues.

Department of Motor Vehicles
6:06 am
Wed October 17, 2012

New Kansas Driver’s License Is Harder To Fake

Dean Reynoldson shows one of the hidden images visible under ultraviolet light.
Stephen Koranda Kansas Public Radio

Kansas has unveiled a new driver’s license. The update includes new holograms and hidden images that can only be seen under an ultraviolet light. The improved security measures are aimed at fighting counterfeiters.

When you think of a fake ID, you might at first think of kids trying to buy beer. But state officials say it’s also related to other problems like human trafficking, or people working in Kansas who aren’t legally allowed to work.

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Department Of Motor Vehicles
8:20 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Audit Will Focus On Problems With Vehicle Registration System Upgrade

A Kansas legislative committee has ordered an audit of the state’s troubled vehicle registration system. 

A new, upgraded system was put in place earlier this year. But problems have caused long lines at some local DMV offices.