TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles has launched its state-wide mobile driver’s license office as another avenue of convenience and added service for large groups needing to obtain a driver’s license or identification card. When a visit is set up with the mobile unit coordinator, a link is made available to individuals to schedule their visit.
“The mobile unit is for locations like businesses, assisted living facilities, colleges and universities,” said David Harper, director of the Division of Vehicles. “This is another way we are cutting back on wait lines and the anticipated rush of people coming into the offices as we get closer to the Real ID implementation deadline.”
Real ID is a set of federal guidelines for traveling on commercial airlines or entering federal facilities where identification is currently necessary. If choosing to be Real ID compliant, the deadline is Oct. 1, 2020.
The Division of Vehicles stepped up its efforts in offering mobile driver’s license office solutions this past spring with two pilot programs. One was to help Sedgwick County Correctional inmates who were transitioning out of the correctional facility get state identification cards. The other was for students completing driver’s education in the Blue Valley School District in Johnson County to get their learner’s permit.
“The feedback we received from those pilot programs helped us test the idea and now launch the mobile driver’s license office,” Harper said.
Employers or organizations wanting to host the mobile driver’s license office are encouraged to contact Ethan Davis, Mobile Driver’s License Office coordinator, at KDOR_DLMobile@ks.gov.