Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE

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


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

Please call before visiting a branch office for information regarding documents required to process your transaction: https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/locations/index.html

All BMV phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 4:30!

In observance of Patriot's Day all Bureau of Motor Vehicle Offices will be closed on Monday , April 19, 2021.

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, within the constitutional office of the Department of the Secretary of State, was established in 1905 out of concern for public safety following the invention, mass production, and use of automobiles. Since that time, the Bureau has served the residents of the State and all users of Maine highways by qualifying and licensing drivers and by maintaining records of driver history, vehicle ownership and vehicle registration. Through the collection of the licensing and registration fees associated with these services, the BMV also provides revenue to build and maintain Maine's highways.

Today, through the leadership of the Secretary of State, the Bureau offers a variety of online services in addition to its familiar branch office locations. Using online services, for example, Maine motorists may renew their driver's license or order a duplicate license, renew their vehicle registration, or check on the availability of personalized license plates. Many other online services are available to businesses, individual motorists and other customers.

NOTICE: Due to scheduled maintenance work, some online services through Maine.gov will not be available during a brief period on Saturday, April 17.  The outage is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and is estimated to last for about two hours. The following services within the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be affected: driver’s License renewal and replacement and the organ donor registry. Please plan your online transactions accordingly.

 

CIVIL EMERGENCY UPDATES

Update: January 1, 2021
Secretary Bellows: BMV is fully open for business, all credentials must now be renewed

Update: October 19, 2020
Governor Mills, signed Executive Order 15 revising the deadlines on when vehicles need to be registered.  Previous Executive Orders 53 and 53A mandated registrations be completed based on various circumstances.  This new Executive Order clearly delineates when a vehicle must have a current registration.  This staggered timeline for compliance should accommodate most of these delays.

Please remember that during the continued civil emergency, many, if not all, municipal offices are performing registration work, however, some municipalities still may only be providing limited services. If town offices are open and collecting excise tax and/or processing registration work, then residents must comply with this new Exec Order.

Update for Dealers
Guidance for Dealers during emergency
Car Dealership Checklist for reopening our economy
Executive Order 4

Update for Driving Schools
Guidance for Driver Education Schools during emergency
Driver Education Protocols
Motorcycle Safety Program Protocols during COVID-19

Update for State of Maine
Executive Order 14
Restarting Maines Economy

Maine Bicentennial logo

Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood

 

New Legislation

Public Laws and Resolves affecting Motor Vehicles during the 129th Second Legislative Session. All laws are effective June 16, 2020unless otherwise noted. 

What's New

The Forks Plantation joins Rapid Renewal Service
February 26, 2021

Bureau of Motor Vehicles exams on Tuesday cancelled due to impending snowstorm
February 1, 2021

Secretary Bellows: BMV is fully open for business, all credentials must now be renewed
January 8, 2021

Town of St. John Plantation joins Rapid Renewal Service
December 4, 2020

Towns of Monson, Waite and the Penobscot Nation join Rapid Renewal Service 
June 19, 2020

Secretary Dunlap encourages license renewals before final waiver deadline nears
June 15, 2020

Towns of Georgetown, Grand Lake Stream join Rapid Renewal Service
June 12, 2020

Sec. Dunlap: BMV-issued licenses, State IDs extended during emergency
March 27, 2020

Sec. Dunlap: CDLs, registrations extended during emergency; Real ID enforcement delayed
March 24, 2020