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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Changes to commercial vehicle registration

  • 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.
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    • What is a commercial vehicle?

      Any non-farm vehicle that is driven or towed in the furtherance of commerce and is used to transport property or passengers when the vehi...
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      What is a commercial vehicle?
      Any non-farm vehicle that is driven or towed in the furtherance of commerce and is used to transport property or passengers when the vehicle meets one of more of the following criteria:
      • Has a gross vehicle weight or gross combined weight of 10,001 pounds or more
      • Is used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver
      • Is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity that requires having a placard in the vehicle
      What is "furtherance of commerce"?
      • Money earned is declared as income from a business for tax purposes.
      • Costs for the activities are deducted as a business expense for tax purposes.
      • Money and/or products are accepted for advertising a sponsor on the vehicle.
      • The transport vehicle is being used in the furtherance of a commercial operation.
      If you are unsure whether or not your vehicle qualifies, please call Kansas Motor Carriers at 785-296-6541 or the Kansas Highway Patrol at 785-296-7189.
  • 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.
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