Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


In observance of Memorial Day all Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 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.

REAL ID - The Facts:

Revised 10/6/2017

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REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions

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

Town of Hartford now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
February 12, 2018

Secretary Dunlap to unveil new Emergency Medical Services license plate
January 30, 2018

Town of Orland now offering Rapid Renewal Service
January 22, 2018

Secretary Dunlap reminds citizens to be wary of for-profit websites offering state services
January 8, 2018

Town of West Gardiner now offering Rapid Renewal Service
December 8, 2017

Unveiling of State of Maine Bicentennial Commemorative License Plates set for Dec. 4
November 27, 2017

Bureau of Motor Vehicles to discontinue Limerick visits
November 20, 2017

Bureau of Motor Vehicles to discontinue Kittery visits
November 17, 2017

Veterans encouraged to display license plate decals showing branch of service, medals
November 1, 2017