Driver’s license amnesty program to begin today

Sample Kansas Drivers License (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – The city of Wichita is partnering with the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles, Workforce Alliance, and Sunflower Community Action to help about 8,000 drivers get back on the road legally. The driver’s license amnesty program is being offered for the first time in the state and this is the pilot program.

People will be able to apply for a restricted license from the state and will allow eligible drivers to make payments on traffic citations without the fear of an arrest or more fees being added on.

The licenses can be used to get to specific places including work, school, medical appointments or emergencies, probation and parole meetings, and required court-related destinations.

The program is a joint effort between the city of Wichita, the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles, Workforce Alliance, and Sunflower Community Action. Currently, there are around 8.000 cases that could be impacted by the partnership. It will also allow eligible drivers to make payments on traffic citations without fear of an arrest or more fees being added on.

If outstanding fines are paid during the year, the resident’s driver’s license will be reinstated. Visit the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website to check the status of a driver’s license and to obtain an application for a restricted driver’s license.

The Kansas Department of Motor Vehicle staff will be on site to answer questions related driver’s license suspensions, and assist eligible drivers with obtaining a restricted license.

Drivers with suspended licenses should visit the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office at 455 N. Main St. on the 2nd floor or call 268-4120. Amnesty will not be offered prior to Dec. 4 or after Dec. 30. For additional information, visit www.wichita.gov.

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