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All Bureau of Motor Vehicle phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 4:00 only!

Bureau of Motor Vehicles Main Office in Augusta is open by appointment only.

Please call for information about service availability at BMV branch offices: https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/locations/index.html

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

State Holiday Schedule

In observance of Veterans' Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

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]







Resources for the upcoming election

RCV Link
Ranked-Choice Voting Info

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Request/Track Absentee Ballot

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Covid-19 Updates

Sec. Dunlap: BMV-issued licenses, State IDs extended during emergency

New icon image7/22/2020: An Order Regarding Car Dealer License Plates

5/27/2020 Temporary registration letter for private sales PDF Format

Guidance on the NEW Temporary Registration Letter PDF format

Sec. Dunlap: CDLs, registrations extended during emergency; Real ID enforcement delayed

UPDATE NOTICE RE: Vehicle Registrations
October 20, 2020

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Secretary Dunlap notifies motorists of updated vehicle registration deadlines

What's New in the Department

Town of Marshfield joins Rapid Renewal Service 
Students choose Biden for president in 2020 Mock Election
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s statement regarding ranked-choice voting ballot-marking guidance
Secretary Dunlap notifies motorists of updated vehicle registration deadlines

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