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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can I drive my vehicle to get an inspection sticker?

    You may get a temporary permit to drive a vehicle to get it inspected. If the vehicle does not pass inspection you may not drive the vehicle as it is classified as unsafe for the road.

    The vehicle must not be in violation of inspection standards, otherwise it will have to be towed to where you are getting the vehicle inspected.

  • Where can I get a permit to operate my uninspected vehicle?

    Permits can be obtained through your local police agency, unless the vehicle will be driven from one town to another, in which case the State Police or Sheriffs Department can issue you a permit.

  • Who do I call for information regarding gun permits?

    The Licenses & Permits section of the Maine State Police.

  • Where can I get information regarding the proper use of child safety seats?

    Within the state of Maine the Bureau of Highway Safety has an excellent web page with detailed instructions on appropriate installation and use of child safety seats.

  • What are the seat belt laws in the state of Maine?

    Maine requires all persons 4 years of age or older to be properly secured in safety belts. The law applies to all passengers and drivers of motor vehicles manufactured with safety belts.

  • Who do I speak to if I lost a traffic ticket, can't read it, or have other questions about a traffic or moving violation?

    The Traffic Violation Bureau in Lewiston.

  • How can I find out the road conditions?

    Call 511 and follow the voice prompts or visit

  • Where do I obtain a copy of an accident report?

    Go to the Maine Crash Reporting web-site.

  • Where do I purchase a milfoil sticker?

    Go to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries Lake and River Protection web-site.

  • Where can I find the law regarding riding in the back of a pickup truck?

    Go to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, Chapter 19.