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Maine Lobster License Plate

 

The Lobster Specialty Plate provides a way for vehicle owners to show their support for research, education and development of Maine's signature product - the lobster. Maine also offers the commercial version of the lobster specialty plate to be used on vehicles with a registered weight over 10,000lbs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does the Lobster Specialty plate cost?

A: The fee is $20.00 in addition to the regular registration fee when first purchasing the plates. Each renewal is an additional $15.00. The plates will be issued in a unique numbering sequence, beginning with 101-AAA. There will be no low digit plates available.

Vanity plates are available in the Lobster Specialty plate series with a maximum of six characters. The fee is an additional $25.00 above the registration fee. Lobster Specialty vanity plates cannot duplicate a vanity plate that is already issued in another class of plate. You may search and order a vanity plate online.

Q: Where does the money go?

A: The Lobster Research, Education and Development Board receives $10.00 from each Lobster Specialty plate purchased or renewed and this amount is tax deductible.

Q: Where can the Lobster Specialty plate be purchased?

A: At all Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle Branch Offices and at many town offices. If the plates are not available in your town, they can be purchased at the nearest branch office or by mailing a copy of your registration and a check for $20 ($45 for vanity) made payable to the Secretary of State to: Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Specialty Plate Clerk, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333.

You may contact the BMV Registration Section with questions or comments at: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52149 or by Email: registrations@maine.gov

The Lobster Specialty Plate is now available as a commercial plate to allow registrants with a qualified vehicle to registered with the Lobster Commercial Specialty Plate to show their support for research, education and development of Maine's signature product - the lobster.

Frequently Asked Questions - Commercial Vehicles:

Q: What is the difference between the regular Lobster Specialty Plate and the Lobster Commercial Specialty Plate?

A: The regular Lobster specialty plate cannot be displayed on a vehicle with a registered weight exceeding 10,000 lbs. The Lobster Commercial Specialty Plate can be used on a qualified vehicle with a registered weight of 10,001 lbs. to 100,000 lbs.

Q: How much does the Lobster Commercial Specialty plate cost?

A: The fee is $20.00 in addition to the regular registration fee when first purchasing the plates. Each renewal is an additional $15.00. The plates will be issued in a unique numbering sequence, beginning with 101-ARA through 999-ARZ. There will be no low digit plates available.

Vanity plates are available in the Lobster Commercial Specialty plate series with a maximum of six characters. The fee is an additional $25.00 above the registration fee. Lobster Commercial Specialty vanity plates cannot duplicate a vanity plate that is already issued in another class of plate. You may search and order a vanity plate online.

Q: Where does the money go?

A: The Lobster Research, Education and Development Board receives $10.00 from each Lobster Commercial Specialty plate purchased or renewed and this amount is tax deductible.

Q: Where can the Lobster Commercial Specialty plate be purchased?

A: At all Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle Branch Offices. If the plates are not available at town office locations; however, you may also obtain the Lobster Commercial Specialty plate through the Main Office of Motor Vehicles by mailing a copy of your registration and a check for $20 ($45 for vanity) made payable to the Secretary of State to: Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Specialty Plate Clerk, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0029.

You may contact the BMV Registration Section with questions or comments at: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52149 or by Email: registrations@maine.gov