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December 4, 2000
Contact: Dan A. Gwadosky
Pilot Project provides for Vehicle Registration Renewals over the Internet
Have you ever wondered if there is an easier way?
Now there is--with Rapid Renewal, a new online service unveiled today by Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky. Instead of getting in line, you can get online to renew your vehicle registration. Just point and click, and in a few easy steps you can pay your municipal excise tax and registration fee from your home, office or any other convenient location with Internet access.
is a groundbreaking Internet service that moves Maine closer to the concept
The Rapid Renewal program is sponsored by Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky and was developed cooperatively by his department, InforME, the Information Resource of Maine and the ten pilot municipalities. Rapid Renewal may be accessed through the participating municipalities’ web sites or on www.sosonline.org, the Department of the Secretary of State's site for online services.
The ten municipalities in this pilot project are Bangor, Brunswick, China, Corinna, Hermon, Holden, Lewiston, Portland, Saco, and Waterville. Each one participated in the design and implementation of Rapid Renewal.
was established as a pilot project with a limited number of municipalities
in various locations and of varying populations in order to facilitate
the development of the on-line service. Once the pilot project is
completed, any municipalities interested in providing this convenient service
to their citizens will be added to the program. Participation by
municipalities in Rapid Renewal is voluntary.