State extends some deadlines for vehicle registration because of coronavirus

Some Douglas County residents will have more time to pay fees for their car registration this year because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Laura Kelly recently signed an executive order extending the deadline for Kansas residents who purchased a new or used vehicle between Jan. 1 and May 31. In a news release, Douglas County said the new deadlines depend on when the resident purchased the vehicle.

The new deadlines are:

• Aug. 31 for vehicles purchased in January.

• Sept. 30 for vehicles purchased in February.

• Oct. 31 for vehicles purchased in March.

• Nov. 30 for vehicles purchased in April.

• Dec. 31 for vehicles purchased in May.

Registration for vehicles purchased after May 31 must be completed within the standard 60-day period.

Additionally, residents whose vehicles were slated for registration renewals between March 1 and June 30 now have until Nov. 14 to renew them, the county said. However, the deadlines for registration renewals slated after July 1 remain during the vehicle’s regularly scheduled month.

The Douglas County Treasurer’s Office and its satellite locations remain closed to walk-in traffic because of the pandemic. The office continues to serve residents through scheduled in-person appointments or remotely on the phone or online. Residents may contact the office by emailing motorvehicles@douglascountyks.org or calling 785-832-5273.

More information can be found on the treasurer’s office website, douglascountyks.org/depts/treasurer.

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