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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 the Thanksgiving holiday all Bureau of Motor Vehicle Offices will be closed Thursday, November, 26 and Friday November 27, 2020.
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.
CIVIL EMERGENCY UPDATES
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.
This is what you need to know:
- For vehicles that had expired or were purchased prior to the declaration of the civil emergency – vehicles must be registered IMMEDIATELY.
- For vehicles that expired or were purchased in the months of March, April and May – vehicles must be registered within 60 days of the signing of the executive order.
- For vehicles that expired or were purchased in the months of June, July, August and September – vehicles must be registered within 120 days of the signing of the executive order.
- For vehicles expiring in October and months going forward – vehicles must be registered according to normal statutory compliance.
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. This means that the “Temporary Registration Letter” might still be needed; although its usage should be extremely limited. If town offices are open and collecting excise tax and/or processing registration work, then residents must comply with this new Exec Order.
Public Laws and Resolves affecting Motor Vehicles during the 129th Second Legislative Session. All laws are effective June 16, 2020unless otherwise noted.
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
Towns of South Bristol, Bremen, Sweden and Indian Township join Rapid Renewal Service
May 29, 2020
Towns of Albion and Troy now offering Rapid Renewal Service
April 3, 2020
Sec. Dunlap: BMV-issued licenses, State IDs extended during emergency
March 27, 2020
Towns of Starks, Maxfield, South Thomaston, Rangeley Plantation now offering Rapid Renewal Service
March 27, 2020
Sec. Dunlap: CDLs, registrations extended during emergency; Real ID enforcement delayed
March 24, 2020
- Driver's License & ID Cards
- Organ Donor Registry
- Over Size/Over Weight Permits
- Rapid Renewal
- Duplicate Registration
- Replacement Title
- Vanity Plate Availability Check
- Pay Traffic Tickets
- Maine IRP
- [ More Online Services ]
- REAL ID
Motor Vehicle Online Complaints
- Obtain Driver's License
- Renew Driver's License
- Motorcycle Licensing
Audio CDL study guide
- Bicentennial Plate
- FAQs Regarding Disability Plates, Placards & Parking
- Motorized Scooters, Mopeds & Bicycles
- Restoration Eligibility with Ignition Interlock Device
- Teen Driver Resources
- Driver's Privacy
- Younger Driver-Parent/Guardian Contract