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County begins commercial vehicle registration

2/25/2014

By The Hays Daily News

The Ellis County Treasurer's office is in charge for the first time this year of commercial vehicle registration.

The treasurer's office will process those registrations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The final day to register a commercial vehicle is Friday, although penalties are being waived for a month. Tickets still will be given for expired tags.

A commercial vehicle is a self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used to transport property or passengers if the gross weight or combination weight is 10,001 or more pounds; is designed to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver; or is used to transport hazardous materials. In lieu of personal property tax, a commercial vehicle fee will be collected for the counties.

The county also has heavy truck and trailer renewals at this time; that deadline also is Friday. Some of those vehicles would fall under commercial vehicle registration. Visit TruckingKS.org to learn if a vehicle should be registered under the new commercial vehicle system.

Those people who own a vehicle that changes over to a commercial vehicle should go to the county appraiser's office to remove that vehicle from the personal property tax rolls.