The Maine State Police continue to closely monitor the public health emergency created by the Corona Virus. The Command Staff and our leadership team have been meeting and actively planning for various contingencies to maintain our core public safety services while trying to minimize the health risks to our sworn and civilian staff. At this time there have been no impacts to our field services (patrol and investigative efforts) and minimal impact to business offices and services. In order to keep our staff and workplaces safe we are asking that citizens consider calling or using online services versus coming into our offices and facilities if at all possible. Anyone exhibiting flu-like or viral symptoms are specifically asked NOT to enter any Department of Public Safety facility and to call by telephone to make alternative arrangements for services. While we are attempting to maintain all public services, there may be some disruptions or delays to business services such as license, permit processing, or mailings.
We will continue to provide updates regarding changes to State Police services.
Internship Program Suspended
NOTE: The Maine State Police has determined the best course of action, based on Federal and State guidelines for the current concerns of COVID-19, is to temporarily suspend the 2020 Summer Internship Program. As circumstances change, we will determine if and when we can begin accepting internship applications for the summer and future semesters. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Licenses, Permits and Renewals Delayed
From the Secretary of State
UPDATE NOTICE RE: Vehicle Registrations
May 26, 2020
On May 26, 2020 the Governor signed Executive Order 53-A, which means if a person can register normally through their municipality or Bureau of Motor Vehicle Office they must do so immediately. If your municipality is NOT accepting payments online, by mail, by telephone, or in the municipal office the notice below of March 20, 2020 still stands.
March 20, 2020
Please be aware that during this time of civil emergency, all Bureau of Motor Vehicle services will be delayed.
Motor vehicle and trailer registrations, including all temporary registrations that expire during the state of emergency will be extended.
This applies to registrations issued by municipalities or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and also to temporary registrations issued by dealers. The State of Maine recognizes the need of individuals, families, and businesses for transportation, work and commerce during the emergency. These registrations can be renewed after the emergency ends.
Registrations issued by a municipality, including temporary registrations, are deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to P.L. 2019, ch. 617, F-1 , emergency laws approved by the Governor on March 18, 2020.
Other registrations, including temporary registrations, will be extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to the emergency provision of 29-A MRSA 405(4).
Please call the central office of the Department of the Secretary of State at 207-626-8400 if you have an emergency related to BMV that is not addressed by these registration extensions.
COVID-19 NOTE: Due to events surrounding COVID-19 State of Emergency, the State Police are not currently processing new or renewal applications for concealed handgun permits, professional investigator or contract security licenses. We understand this is an important public service for Maine residents and non-residents alike and it is our intent to continue this service as soon as our capacity and resources allow. However, if you submit or have submitted a timely application for a license or a permit during this time period (i.e. the application is not expired when we receive it) the license and permit remains in effect pursuant to 5 MRS §10002. If you have a concealed handgun permit from an issuing authority other than the Maine State Police you need to check with them for advice and guidance.
Licenses and Permits (Conceal Carry, Private Investigator, Polygraph, Restoration of Rights, Vehicle Inspection/Mechanic Certification, Non-Profit Gaming License).
SAMSHA Resources (PDFs):
TROOPER APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED
Yes!! We are still accepting applications for the Trooper position!!
We want all interested candidates to continue to apply for the Trooper position during this time. We will be temporarily waiving the requirement of providing a copy of the physical fitness and the ALERT test due the cancelation of testing by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, in accordance with CDC and Maine guidelines to COVID-19. All applications received during this period will be held until we are able to resume the hiring process. We will coordinate with all applicants who are unable to provide physical fitness and ALERT testing results once testing becomes available. Cover letters should include a statement regarding being unable to provide a copy of the physical fitness and ALERT testing results since testing has been canceled due to COVID-19 guidelines. Please also upload the cover letter in lieu of ALERT and physical fitness scores in the appropriate sections in the application.
If you have the results for these tests, please continue to upload in the appropriate location.