Archive for Tuesday, May 22, 2012

State extends period to renew vehicle tags

May 22, 2012, 9:47 a.m. Updated May 22, 2012, 10:33 a.m.


Problems with the state’s vehicle title and registration system Monday slowed down the process at county treasurer offices across the state.

But drivers will get a break in the form of a one-month extension to renew vehicle tags or get license plates for new vehicles, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Extensions for tags that expire April 30 go until May 31, while those expiring May 31 will have until June 29 to renew. In addition, 30-day permits will receive an extension until June 29. The Department of Revenue worked with law enforcement across the state to coordinate the grace periods, according to the news release.

The state has been working with the vendor of the computer system, 3M, to correct the problems. The division is in the midst of a $40 million computer upgrade that will integrate driver’s license records with vehicle title and registration data.

Drivers who have the same insurance and address as last year can renew online at

Last week, an unrelated problem with the state system shut down computers at state motor vehicle offices that process driver’s license applications and renewals.


Richard Payton 6 years ago

Is this the service we can continue to expect with the new tax cuts expected to be signed?

Mel Wedermyer 6 years ago

No, this what we will be calling the good old days. It is only going to get worse.

somedude20 6 years ago

Is this the service we have to rely on for the new voting regulations? The R's grand scheme will not only prevent minority democrats from voting but hinder their own minions as well. Keep up the great work!!!! What a great day to pay a higher tax income rate than the rich!!

MattressMan 6 years ago

The state needs to be willing to eat the convienience fee that is charged for renewing online.

cummingshawk 6 years ago

I agree, they suggest the online alternative without mentioning the higher fee. If this contract had a performance incentive built-in, how bad must the service be before the company doesn't receive the incentive?

lgreen17 6 years ago

So if I go to Missouri or Oklahoma will they know about this extension or will I get pulled over for out of date tag?

Richard Heckler 6 years ago

This what KS taxpayers get after spending $40,000,000?

Who authorized this purchase? Did the seller contribute to the Brownback campaign?

What reckless spending!!!

Cant_have_it_both_ways 6 years ago

Care to chat about your $640K bicycle crossing, Merrill?

deec 6 years ago

No, this is the service we have to rely on from private corporations who gouge the government on contracts. I believe that paragon of private enterprise, IBM, is responsible for this mess, not the state. Or perhaps it is a subcontractor to whom the incompetents in Topeka were beholden who messed it up.

FloridaSunshine 6 years ago

tange, please see your inbox. Thanks.

akt2 6 years ago

Just to take your teen for their learner's permit was an easy 3 hour wait on Tues. There must have been close to 50 people in line at 9:30a. One guy said he had been in line since it opened at 7a. There were 3 clerks working that I saw. Ridiculus situation for those who have to renew.

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