Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


In observance of Christmas all Bureau of Motor Vehicle office's will be closed December 25, 2018.

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.

New Legislation

Public Laws and Resolves affecting Motor Vehicles during the 128th First Legislative Session. All laws are effective November 1, 2017 unless otherwise noted. 

What's New

BMV offices closed; driver license exams, mobile unit visits cancelled Wednesday
December 4, 2018

Sec. Dunlap to unveil new design for veterans’ license plates at Veterans Day concert in Bangor
November 5, 2018

Town of Warren now offering Rapid Renewal Service
November 2, 2018

Towns of Athens, Portage Lake now offering Rapid Renewal Service
October 26, 2018

Maine Breast Cancer Support license plate celebrates 10 years, $3M raised for cancer programs
October 1, 2018

Homeland Security grants final REAL ID waiver, Maine licenses acceptable for federal ID purposes
October 1, 2018

Towns of Rockport, Damariscotta now offering Rapid Renewal Service
September 21, 2018

Unveiling of the New Barbara Bush specialty license plate
September 20, 2018

Bureau of Motor Vehicles announces new schedule for several mobile driver license units
September 17, 2018