Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


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

Due to heating issues at the main office (101 Hospital St), the main office will be closing at noon 2/21/2020. All branch offices will remain open.


In observance of Patriot's Day all Bureau of Motor Vehicle Offices will be closed Monday, April 20, 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.

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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

Town of Benton now offering Rapid Renewal Service
January 17, 2020

Secretary Dunlap: New language will help clarify that non-Real ID licenses are valid for all in-state transactions
November 22, 2019

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

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