Last year, commercial vehicle owners could register through the regular motor vehicle system. This year, they will need to register through the Kansas Commercial Vehicle Registration system, also known as KCoVRS.

Ford County Treasurer Debra Pennington is urging commercial vehicle owners to take notice of changes to the commercial vehicle registration process.

Last year, commercial vehicle owners could register through the regular motor vehicle system. This year, they will need to register through the Kansas Commercial Vehicle Registration system, also known as KCoVRS.

Ford County is one of 73 counties in Kansas that can process registrations for commercial vehicles that perform commercial duties solely within the state. Due to staffing and budget limitations, only businesses within Ford County can register with the treasurer's office. Ford County-based businesses with out-of-county operations can register those vehicles with the Ford County Treasurer's office, as well.

Vehicles that perform interstate commercial operations will need to register in one of the nine counties that perform International Registration Plan, or IRP processing.

Those counties are: Anderson, Greeley, Haskell, Lane, Marshall, Seneca, Smith, Stafford and Wilson. IRP processing can also be done at the Kansas Department of Revenue in Topeka. For more information on available commercial vehicle registration services by county, see www.truckingks.org/CMVOffices.html.