KS Drivers License System Back Online Thursday

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The state's system for renewing and issuing drivers licenses will be back up and running Thursday.

Vendor technicians finished repairs Wednesday afternoon on a malfunctioning server that had the system down Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Revenue Department says customers should expect longer lines at the state's 111 drivers license offices. The drivers license offices get about 13,000 visitors a week. Staff had been issuing 15-day extensions to those whose licenses expired during the outage.

Director of Vehicles Donna Shelite apologized for the troubles.

"We realize this outage has been a great source of inconvenience and frustration for many people," she said.

Shelite also said the state is working with the vendor to make sure an unplanned outage like this does not happen again.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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