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Wabanaki Registration Plates

Wabanaki Registration Plate

Effective August 12, 2005, Wabanaki registration plates became available to members of the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Micmac Tribes in Maine.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does the Wabanaki registration plate cost?

A: The fee is $35.00 for vehicle registered up to 6,000 pounds and $37.00 for vehicles registered from 6,001 to 10,000 pounds. There is no additional specialty plate fee. The plates are issued in a unique numbering sequence, beginning with 101-AFA. There are no low digit plates available.

Vanity plates are available in the Wabanaki plate series with a maximum of seven characters. The fee is an additional $25.00 above the registration fee. Wabanaki 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: Are there any special requirements?

A: Applicants must submit a statement signed by a tribal official from a federally recognized tribe within the Wabanaki Confederacy proving the applicant's membership in the tribe. A Certification of Membership form (MV-18) is available in three formats: HTML format, Word format and Adobe format.

Q: Where can the Wabanaki plates be purchased?

A: At all Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle branch offices or by mailing a copy of your registration and the Certification of Membership form (MV-18) * to: Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Registration Unit, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333.

*If you are requesting a vanity plate, please include your check for $25.00 made payable to the Secretary of State.

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