began issuing registration plates in 1905. The first and only slogan "Vacationland"
appeared on the plate in 1936. Over the years, plate design and colors
have changed. All general plates and specialty plates must be approved by
the Legislature. Following are samples of the plates we issue today.
Chickadee plate is Maine's
general issue plate. |
to July 1, 1999 Maine's general issue plate displayed a red lobster on the center
of the plate.
general issue plate
is the basic design for any plate. They are issued in a variety of classifications:
Antique Auto, Bus,
Motor Home, Farm,
Carriage, Motor Home,
Special Equipment and
plates are issued to designate a particular destinction
or association. Specialty plates include:
plates on this page, except for the conservation and purple heart plate, may be
purchased as SAMPLES for a fee of $5.00 per plate. Please send your
request to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Vehicle
Services Division, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0029. Your
check or money order should be payable to the Secretary of State.
Please specify the type of plate you would like to
receive and include your return address.