FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2014
Contact: Raphaelle Silver
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service
Residents in the City of Old Town can now renew vehicle registrations online
AUGUSTA, Maine — Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that the City of Old Town has recently launched Rapid Renewal, the Department of the Secretary of State's online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations.
“Rapid Renewal is one of the most popular services we offer to the public through our partnership with InforME,” said Dunlap. “We’ve encouraged officials in Old Town for many years to join us in offering this opportunity to my neighbors here. Our city leadership is to be congratulated for committing the resources to get this done, and the citizens will surely enjoy the convenience of online vehicle registration renewal.”
Rapid Renewal, an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one seamless online transaction, has gained national acclaim and has been enthusiastically embraced by Mainers. While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service has now grown to include 177 municipalities and over 938,192 transactions have been processed.
The Rapid Renewal service is currently offered by cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantation's 2 citizens to more than 64,000 in Portland. Through Rapid Renewal, citizens are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rapid Renewal may be accessed through www.sosonline.org, the Secretary of State's site for online services.
Municipal officials who would like more information about participating in Rapid Renewal are encouraged to contact the Department of the Secretary of State at 626-8400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.