Driver’s license offices in Kansas are changing some procedures because of COVID-19, the coronavirus.
The driver’s license offices will be closed for two weeks starting March 23, and the KCK office will eliminate walk-in services.
Walk-in services are being eliminated at the largest driver’s license offices and only scheduled appointments are being accepted through http://getinline.kdor.ks.gov/webappt at the Kansas City, Kansas, office at 155 S. 18th St., and also at the other offices in the Kansas City area.
The other nearby driver’s license offices accepting only walk-ins include Mission, 6507 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas; Olathe, 13507 S. Mur-Len Road, No. 137, Olathe, Kansas; and Lawrence, 1035 N. 3rd St., Suite 119, Lawrence, Kansas. The driver’s license office at 7600 W. 119th St., Suite D, was closed this past week.
The driver’s license offices will be limited to 50 individuals in a single area at a time, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Revenue, to encourage prevention and social distancing practices. Customers with symptoms of illness are asked not to enter any of the driver’s license locations, according to the news release.
“By suspending walk-in service at our largest stations, we hope to mitigate the issue while still offering services as we prepare for temporary closure,” Mark Burghart, secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue, said.
“We make every effort to continue our service to Kansas citizens while following recommendations of Governor Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.”
Several government services are also available online without having to visit the office.
Residents can go to ikan.ks.gov or download the official iKan app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Online government services include:
• Renewing vehicle registrations
• Renewing driver’s licenses
This option is available to the following:
o Kansans ages 21-50 who did not use the online renewal at their most recent renewal period, and;
o Are not obtaining a Real ID for the first time, or;
o Are obtaining a “Not for Federal Use” license or identification card.
• Ordering vital records copies (birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.)
• Purchasing state park passes
For more information about the iKan online services, visit ikan.ks.gov.