Kansas to outsource new, used vehicle dealer title services in January

Source: Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, October 5, 2015

The state of Kansas is preparing to save an estimated $200,000 annually by outsourcing vehicle title work on behalf of new and used automobile dealers, officials said Monday. General title services will continue to be available to individuals in county offices, but the bulk of dealer transactions handled by the Kansas Department of Revenue’s office in the Docking State Office Building in Topeka will be managed by the Kansas Automobile Dealers Association. … The five-year contract, not yet announced by the agency, won’t result in layoffs at the revenue department, according to Lisa Kaspar, the state’s director of vehicles. State employees could join Kansas Vehicle Title Services or move to a different position in the agency, she said. …