Welcome to the Department of the Secretary of State
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.
In observance of Memorial Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022.
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.
7/22/2020: An Order Regarding Car Dealer License Plates
What's New in the Department
REAL ID enforcement deadline less than a year away
Secretary Bellows seeks nominations for John Lewis Youth Leadership Award
Secretary Bellows releases draft rule regarding obscene license plates
Maine Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Releases Biennial Report
Secretary of State Signs Contact for New Central Voter Registration System
Maine receives $1M federal appropriation for Election Security
- November 4, 2022: Medical Advisory Board Meeting
- Over Size / Over Weight Permits
- Driver Licenses & ID Cards
- Interactive Corporate Services - Annual Reports and more ...
- UCC Online
- Common Consumer Scams
From the Maine Attorney General
- Maine Census 2020: Information
- Maine Constitutional Essay & Poster Contest
- 8th Grade Citizenship
- Elections Information
- Real ID in Maine Information
- Vote In Honor of a Veteran
- Regulatory Fairness Board
- Native American Essay Contest