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Twin Lakes DMV closed, New DMV opens in Wichita

The Twin Lakes DMV remains closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The Twin Lakes DMV remains closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.(KWCH)
Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 2:27 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2020 at 5:45 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - (UPDATE: Tuesday, July 7, 5:30 p.m.) The DMV at Twin Lakes remains closed but the new Wichita West office is honoring appointments that were scheduled at other locations.

Currently, Wichita area appointments are scheduled out until the first part of September.

The Kansas Department of Revenue’s public information officer, Zach Fletcher, said in an email, “We have continuously encouraged the use of online renewals using iKan.ks.gov or by downloading the iKan app from the Apple App or Google Play stores on mobile devices. (By statute, some restrictions apply).”

The Wichita West office is now active on the online portal.

If an individual goes online to make an appointment for the new office, the first available appointment is July 20th. The date coincides with the time when full-service operations at the new office will begin.

In addition to first-time license issuance and applicable tests, full-services include the following: license renewal/replacements, out-of-state transfers, driver’s solutions (or license re-instatements), concealed carry licenses, and state identification credentials.

(Monday, July 6, 12:30 p.m.) The DMV at Twin Lakes remains closed and it could stay closed for several more days. According to Director of KS Division of Vehicles, David Harper says the facility could re-open next Monday, but they expect to make an announcement sometime later this week when they’ve finalized a plan.

For now, you can use the new DMV inside Kellogg Crossing at 610 S. Tyler, which just opened today (Monday, July 6). All appointments set for the Twin Lakes DMV will be honored at the new location while Twin Lakes is closed.

You can get in line at the DMV using this link: http://getinline.kdor.ks.gov/WebAppt/en/WizardAppt/AppointmentTypes?groupBy=0

The 10,000-square-foot office at Kellogg and Tyler features 17 work stations to facilitate the processing of driver’s licenses and the driver’s solutions unit which helps with licensing matters outside of issuance.

Safety measures are in place inside the building to help avoid the spread of COVID-19, which last week, affected an employee at a DMV office. Director of the Kansas Division of Vehicles, David Harper said you don’t have to live in Wichita or Sedgwick County to visit the new office.

“You can go to to any office in the state to renew a drivers license as we watch wait times, with appointments, people should be able to schedule an appointment and come in and be out in less than 30 minutes. that’s our goal across the state,” Harper said. “So we think that will help us for this area of the state.”

The DMV offices in Derby and Andover also remain open.

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(Wednesday, July 1, 2020) The Wichita Driver’s License Office located in the Twin Lakes Shopping Center is closed until Monday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The Kansas Department of Revenue said it will follow cleaning guidelines from the Kansas Department of Health and Education (KDHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Appointments scheduled in that office will be rescheduled at other locations in Derby, Andover, and a new office that will open in Kellogg Crossing, 610 S. Tyler, on July 6.

The new office will be the third driver’s license in Sedgwick County. It will only service new drivers. This includes drive tests, written tests, and accompanying credentials. On July 20, the office will begin full-service operations which include license renewals and out-of-state transfers.

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