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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 Indigenous Peoples Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday, October 12, 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

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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
May 26, 2020

On May 26, 2020 the Governor signed Executive Order 53-A, which means if a person can register normally through their municipality or Bureau of Motor Vehicle Office they must do so immediately. If your municipality is NOT accepting payments online, by mail, by telephone, or in the municipal office the notice below of March 20, 2020 still stands.

March 20, 2020

Please be aware that during this time of civil emergency, all Bureau of Motor Vehicle services will be delayed.

Motor vehicle and trailer registrations, including all temporary registrations that expire during the state of emergency will be extended.

This applies to registrations issued by municipalities or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and also to temporary registrations issued by dealers. The State of Maine recognizes the need of individuals, families, and businesses for transportation, work and commerce during the emergency. These registrations can be renewed after the emergency ends.

Registrations issued by a municipality, including temporary registrations, are deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to P.L. 2019, ch. 617, F-1 , emergency laws approved by the Governor on March 18, 2020.

Other registrations, including temporary registrations, will be extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to the emergency provision of 29-A MRSA 405(4).

Please call the central office of the Department of the Secretary of State at 207-626-8400 if you have an emergency related to BMV that is not addressed by these registration extensions.

What's New in the Department

Secretary Dunlap launches absentee ballot tracking service
Towns of Mercer, Wallagrass join Rapid Renewal Service
Governor Mills Signs Executive Order to Facilitate Voting, Protect Health of Voters & Election Officials Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Towns of Bradford, New Canada, Rockland join Rapid Renewal Service 

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