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Lancaster County not happy with registration changes

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By: Bill Schammert
bschammert@klkntv.com

A change is coming to your vehicle registration process.  Starting October 1st, the state will start mailing all of your notices instead of the county.

That statute was passed into law during this year's session.  The goal is to save small counties money and has been in the works for several years.

But, Lancaster County Treasurer, Andy Stebbing, is not happy.

"Although this statute probably works for most of the counties, it's not working for us," Stebbing said on Wednesday.

Nebraska DMV Director, Rhonda Lamb, says most counties are on board, including Douglas.

"There were concerns with some counties, in particular the smaller counties and the increased postage cost, and their financial burden."

Stebbing says he's bothered by the fact the new mailer loses personalization, like county office locations and hours.  In the old process, the county included return envelopes, but now, Stebbing says, payments will come in all shapes and sizes.

He says the extra labor will cost the county upwards of $50,000.

"It means, if I have an open position, I won't fill it, which could lead to longer lines [at the DMV]," Stebbing said.

Stebbing says he will try to receive an exemption for Lancaster County next year, but for now, he's stuck with the new process for at least 12 months.

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