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 the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed
Monday, January 18, 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]




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

UPDATE NOTICE RE: Vehicle Registrations

Secretary Dunlap notifies motorists of updated vehicle registration deadlines

What's New in the Department

Towns of Moose River, Buckfield join Rapid Renewal Service
Maine’s Attorney General and Secretary of State join coalition defending key provision of the Voting Rights Act before Supreme Court
Absentee ballots for Special Election now available by request via online service

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