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Unified Government joins with State of Kansas to Offer First in Nation Enhanced Digital Access and Services

Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas residents can now renew their State of Kansas vehicle registration from the convenience of their smartphones with an enhancement launched to the myWyco mobile application. The Unified Government is among the first in the nation to combine state and local services into one convenient experience as it continues a push to offer convenient digital services to residents.

“The boundaries between state and local government are often blurry to residents. By offering state services on our myWyco mobile app, we can make it easier for our residents to get government business done quickly and conveniently,” Mayor/CEO David Alvey said. “Residents can now renew their vehicles in addition to paying property taxes and submitting 3-1-1 service requests through the myWyco app,” continued Alvey.

The platform is a product of a partnership between the Unified Government and PayIt, a Kansas City based technology firm that is simplifying government-citizen interactions across the country with an innovative cloud-based platform. The Unified Government has closely monitored user feedback, incorporating regular updates that enhance the user experience. Since launching in the fall of 2017, myWyco has driven online payment transactions to increase 35% and online tax collections to increase more than 80%.

“Offering high-quality digital services like myWyco provides residents secure and convenient 24/7 access to their government, while generating substantial cost savings,” explained Unified Government Chief Knowledge Officer Alan Howze. “At a time when over 75% of Americans own smartphones, the Unified Government is committed to meeting people where they are and offering simple and intuitive mobile app solutions.”

In April, the State of Kansas launched iKan, allowing Kansas state residents to renew their vehicle registrations. Citizens benefit from a convenient experience that alleviates the need to drive and wait in line at a DMV. The integration of the vehicle registration renewal service from iKan into the myWyco app allows residents in Wyandotte County and KCK to have the same modern experience using their existing app to renew their vehicle registration.

“One of the foremost goals of my administration is to make government more accessible for Kansans,” said Governor Jeff Colyer. “I’m so pleased that with the launch of iKan, we now have more options to make transactions quickly and conveniently.”

The Unified Government plans to add a service for users to pay court and citation fees through myWyco in the next several months. The State of Kansas plans to add additional services soon, including Driver’s License Renewals and Vital Records.

myWyco is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store on online at https://mywyco.wycokck.org/

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