Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


In observance of Christmas Day, all Bureau of Motor Vehicle Offices will be closed Monday, December 25, 2023.

State delays and closures - You may sign up for various citizen alerts through this webpage link. In the event of a delay or closure, all driver's license written and road exams will be rescheduled at no fee. For further guidance click here.

The mobile unit sites remain closed until further notice. Having the Mobile Unit up and running is at the top of our priority list.

Please check the following links: registrations, drivers licenses, state identification cards, and Real ID before visiting a branch office for information regarding documents required to process your transaction.

Convenient ways to complete your transaction:
Online: Customers are encouraged to utilize online services if eligible.
Appointment & walk-in: For those transactions that are required to be in-person.

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

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.

What's New

To schedule an appointment at a BMV branch office, click on this button:


LD 203 - Resolve, to Create a Working Group to Study Motor Vehicle Dealer Display Area and Licensing Requirements - Working Group Meeting Friday, December 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Link to meeting provided upon request - email DealerLicensing.BMV@maine.gov

BMV Unveils Plan for New Standard License Plate Featuring 1901 Maine Flag Design
February 14, 2023
DHS Announces Extension of Real ID Full Enforcement Deadline
December 5, 2022