PayIt, a digital government startup on a fast growth trajectory, has launched a new statewide service in Oklahoma to handle vehicle registration renewals and birth certificate requests.
The system, myOklahoma, follows similar work the company has done in Texas and Kansas. State contracts are often out of reach for companies as young as PayIt — founded in 2013 — but the company has been growing in recent years. Aside from the contracts, it also secured more than $100 million in funding from a New York-based venture capital firm last year, and more than doubled its employee count.
Aside from ordering birth certificates and registration renewals, myOklahoma also provides digital receipts, reminders and updates to users.
Significantly, Gov. Kevin Stitt is looking at the portal as a means to help the state in its push to get Real-ID-compliant drivers’ licenses into the hands of its citizens. Beginning in October, U.S. citizens will need a Real ID or passport in order to fly, and Oklahoma is one of just three states that isn’t yet compliant with the Department of Homeland Security’s new ID standards.
The state plans to start issuing Real-ID-compliant cards on April 30.
“This new digital tool will … play a vital role in helping Oklahomans prepare to transition to REAL ID drivers’ licenses later this year, as each person will need to provide a government-issued identity document as part of the new, federally mandated application process,” Stitt said in a press release.