State driver’s license stations to remain closed Wednesday

The system for issuing driver’s licenses and Kansas identification cards will be shut down for a second day Wednesday because of a problem with a vendor’s server, state officials said.

No time has been set when the system will be back up and running, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue. Exam stations will give 15-day extensions to those whose driver’s licenses expired Tuesday or Wednesday.

The problem is with an 8-year-old server, which is part of the system that the state is in the process of replacing. It caused the system to be shut down all day Tuesday. A part had to be ordered by the vendor.

“We recognize this is a great inconvenience for Kansans trying to get a new driver’s license or renew an old one,” Division of Vehicles director Donna Shelite said “Our people are working closely with the vendor to ensure the system is up and running as soon as possible statewide.”

The outage affects driver’s license exam stations run by the state and those in county treasurers’ offices. The titles and registration system is unaffected.