County vehicle department to be closed May 1-7

As part of a new statewide computer system upgrade, the Marion County vehicle department will be closed May 1 through 7.

People who have license plate registrations coming due in April or driver?s licenses expiring in April or the first week of May are urged to renew no later than April 30 to avoid problems with expired plates and licenses.

No vehicle title work, registration renewals, or driver?s license or identification card renewals will be allowed during that time period to allow state officials to convert 6.8 million vehicle registration records to the new system.

The process will begin April 30. While those records are being converted, state and county offices will close out of the former mainframe system and new computer equipment will be installed, ready to serve customers May 8.

Registration renewals due in May will be printed to be compatible with the new system and will be mailed later than usual.

Typically, registration renewals are mailed within the first two weeks of the month prior to expiration. This year, May renewals will be mailed the last week of April.

The new computer system will replace three aging mainframe systems used for driver licensing, motor vehicle titling and registration, and inventory management with a single, modern system that is easier to use, maintain and enhance.

For more information or for specific questions related to vehicle and driver?s license business, call 620-382-3106.

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