The governor has granted extensions for renewing vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses in Kansas.


This comes as the Leavenworth County Treasurer’s Office and local driver’s license office remain closed in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus.


Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order Monday that extends deadlines for renewing vehicle registrations and the terms of driver’s license and state identification cards.


A person will not be charged late fees or interest if he or she does not renew a vehicle registration during a normal month renewal period, according to the order.


The order also extends valid temporary state 60-day permits for vehicles that were purchased after Jan. 1.


The terms of driver’s licenses are extended for people whose licenses expired beginning March 12 and were unable to renew their license at a state office due to the state’s COVID-19 response.


Renewals of driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations must be completed within 60 days once the governor’s order expires. The order will expire when an emergency declaration is lifted.


Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said local police officers will follow the order when encountering expired vehicle registrations or driver’s licenses. But he said the order may not extend to everyone with expired tags or driver’s licenses.


“If you were supposed to get your driver’s license renewed like in November of last year and you didn’t, then you’re still subject to a citation,” he said.


Vehicle registrations and some driver’s licenses can be renewed online using the ikan.ks.gov website, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Revenue.


A recorded phone message from the Leavenworth County Treasurer’s Office indicates people also can drop off documents for renewing vehicle registrations in drop boxes at the Leavenworth County Courthouse or the county annex building in Tonganoxie.


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