WICHITA, Kansas -- Registering your vehicle at the tag office is costing you a little bit more these days than it once did.
Appearing on your bill is a $4.00 DMV modernization fee.
The state said, the charge has generated around $40 million dollars since the bill was implemented.
This allowed the DMV to update their motor vehicle programming system.
"I don't think there's anyway that we would have gotten all of the program, hardware, and so forth, that was involved in updating a system that was over 25 years old," said Sedgwick County Chief Deputy Treasurer Jo Hillman. "If we haven't done something like this."
The fee was suppose to expire on January 1st, but that didn't happen.
Kansas legislature approved a comprehensive transportation plan back in 2010.
Redirecting revenue from the mod. fee to the state highway fund.
"We haven't had a whole lot of discussion with our customers since the first of January," said Hillman. "But we have had a few phone calls, and occasionally someone will remark at the counter, well, I thought this fee was suppose to end at some point."
So why is the charge still listed as a mod. fee on your registeration receipt?
KSN News obtained an internal Kansas Department of Revenue memo.
It reads, "To change the registration receipt it would require programming. At this time, we feel that our programming resources are better utilized working on more critical bugs then to change the receipt."
"It doesn't bother me that much," said Driver Bryan Robles. "Cellphone bills you have 10 fees. You have a lot more fees than just $4.00 dollars."
A bill was introduced this past week in the Kansas legislature with hopes to eliminate the $4.00 dollar fee.