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OVER THE NEXT WEEK, THE TREASURER’S OFFICES IN THE STATE OF KANSAS WILL BE UNABLE TO PROCESS ANY VEHICLE TAG OR DRIVER’S LICENSE BUSINESS.  THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WILL BE UPGRADING TO A NEW, MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEM FOR TITLING AND REGISTERING VEHICLES.  THEY ESTIMATE IT WILL TAKE ABOUT 100 CONTINUOUS HOURS TO CONVERT 6.8 MILLION VEHICLE REGISTRATION RECORDS TO THE NEW DMV SYSTEM, A PROCESS THAT WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT. 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. WHILE THOSE RECORDS ARE BEING CONVERTED, STATE AND COUNTY OFFICES WILL CLOSE OUT OF THE OLD MAINFRAME SYSTEM, INSTALL NEW COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, AND GET SET UP TO SERVE CUSTOMERS AGAIN ON MAY 8.  THE NORTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TO COLLECT THE 2ND HALF OF REAL ESTATE, PERSONAL PROPERTY, INTANGIBLE TAX, 16/20 M TRUCK AND OIL/GAS TAXES.  THE DEADLINE FOR 2ND HALF TAXES TO BE PAID WITHOUT A PENALTY IS MAY 10TH.