Wednesday, July 1, 2012
Kansas is trying to encourage residents to renew their vehicle registrations online by waiving fees for using credit cards or electronic checks.
The state Division of Vehicles announced Wednesday that it would waive the fees for a year, starting immediately. It expects the waiver to save people renewing their tags online a total of $1.2 million.
The announcement came after problems associated with the rollout of a new, $40 million computer system for handling the renewals. The problems led to long lines and hours of waiting at some county treasurers' offices.
But division spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda said it isn't anticipating long lines in the future and simply wants to remind Kansans that they can renew their tags online.