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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE

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 the Christmas holiday, all Secretary of State offices will be closed Friday, December 24, 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

Full results for Nov. 2, 2021 election posted online
Maine State Archives Shares Railroad Accident Report of the Death of Civil Rights Leader James Weldon Johnson
Special election set to fill House District 27 seat
BMV to convene working groups on electronic titling and specialty plates
Secretary Bellows warns corporations and non-profits regarding misleading solicitations
Secretary Bellows Hires Jerome Bennett as Deputy Secretary

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