Welcome to the Department of the Secretary of State


All Bureau of Motor Vehicle phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 4:30

State delays and closures - You may sign up for various citizen alerts through this webpage link.

State Holiday Schedule

In observance of Indigenous Peoples Day, all Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday, October 11, 2021.

As you browse through our website, you will find a very diverse Department with three distinct bureaus - the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, the Maine State Archives and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles . While each bureau has unique duties in the services and information it provides to the citizens of Maine, they all share the Department's goals of ensuring customer satisfaction and providing quality services. [Read more about the Department]



Is your organization interested in a virtual visit with Secretary Bellows as part of her listening tour? Reach out to our office to schedule a listening session with the Secretary, as an opportunity for your members to share ideas and comments about the work of the Department of the Secretary of State.

Covid-19 Updates

1/8/2021 Secretary Bellows: BMV is fully open for business, all credentials must now be renewed

7/22/2020: An Order Regarding Car Dealer License Plates

What's New in the Department

Citizen's Guide to the 2021 Maine Referendum Election now available online
Town of Enfield joins Rapid Renewal Service 
Secretary of State Bellows joins organ recipients on launch of Maine Organ Donation Statewide Campaign
Town of Verona Island joins Rapid Renewal Service
Special election set to fill House District 86 seat 
Towns of Mexico and Hebron join Rapid Renewal Service

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