Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


In observance of Thanksgiving all Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29, 2019.

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.

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Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood


New Legislation

Public Laws and Resolves affecting Motor Vehicles during the 129th First Legislative Session. All laws are effective September 19, 2019 unless otherwise noted. 

What's New

Towns of Wade, Washburn now offering Rapid Renewal Service
November 1, 2019

Town of Lovell now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
October 11, 2019

Town of Canaan now offering Rapid Renewal Service
October 4, 2019

Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles closed for staff training Thursday, Sept. 26
September 23, 2019

Town of Mount Vernon now offering Rapid Renewal Service
August 30, 2019

BMV Augusta branch to remain open Sept. 4; technology upgrades postponed
August 29, 2019

Town of Liberty now offering Rapid Renewal Service
August 21, 2019

Secretary Dunlap: Non-Real ID licenses are valid for all in-state transactions
August 15, 2019