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Maine Black Bear Specialty Plate Program

Black Bear Plate

Effective November 1, 2003, Maine started issuing a new specialty license plate.

The Maine Black Bear Plate provides a way for vehicle owners to show their support for the Maine Black Bear Scholarship Fund.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does the Black Bear 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-ACA. There will be no low digit plates available.

Vanity plates are available in the Black Bear plate series with a maximum of six characters. The fee is an additional $25.00 above the registration fee. Black Bear 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 Maine Black Bears Scholarship Fund receives $10 from each Black Bear plate purchased or renewed and this amount is tax deductible.

Q: Where can the Black Bear plates 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.