Effective July 1, motor vehicle tag registration fees will increase to $3.25 per vehicle registration in order to support the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

This was done in an effort to increase hiring in the agency. The KHP will receive $2 of the increased fee, and the remaining $1.25 will go to the KLETC for training.

The mailing of the July renewals has been delayed from mid-June until July 1 in order to add the increase. All transactions received (by mail) and processed July 1 or after will be subject to the increased fee. This means if someone mails in a renewal before July 1 and it is received on July 1 or after, it will be returned for the additional fee. The postmarks do not apply as they have in the past.

That is what the Department of Revenue has instructed county treasurers to do as they update the computers to handle the new fees after 5 p.m. June 30.

Those who would like to renew their July tags early online to avoid the extra fee can do so. To get the information or to print a renewal notice prior to July 1, visit mvs.dmv.kdor.ks.gov/PrintRenewals/default.aspx.

If a person has multiple vehicles, they can not be listed on the same renewal form and will need to be looked up by tag numbers. If visiting the Ellis County Treasurers office, make sure to have a list of tag numbers and insurance for each vehicle.