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

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

State Holiday Schedule

In observance of Independence Day, all Secretary of State offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2024, AND Friday, July 5, 2024.

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.


2024 Maine State Flag Redesign Contest

You can submit your idea for the model of the potential new state flag! Below are links to the submission form, contest rules and design brief. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19, and anyone can enter.

What's New in the Department

Scarborough BMV to re-open June 24
June 21, 2024
Corporations, UCC and Commissions Division moving to Ballard Center
June 18, 2024
Maine State Archives hires Director for the Maine Semiquincentennial Commission
June 17, 2024
Secretary Bellows announces ballot recount for legislative primary
June 14, 2024
Secretary Bellows announces final wording on referendum question
June 14, 2024
Secretary Bellows announces new state flag design contest
June 14, 2024

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  • Medical Advisory Board Meeting
    Date:  November 1, 2024
    Time:  12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles by October 31, 2024 to register and for the location.
     Rebecca McCabe (207-624-9000, ext. 52124)