The Maine Bicentennial License Plate

Bicentennial Plate

Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood

The Maine Cultural Affairs Council receives $16 for every bicentennial plate sold, which is used to fund efforts to educate the public about Maine history. The CAC has funded three projects with plate funds, to date, as of Nov. 9, 2020. View the press release here.

Motorists may display the Maine Bicentennial Commemorative Plate in lieu of the front registration plate from January 1, 2018 until the end of the COVID-19 state of civil emergency. The plate was originally set to expire on December 31, 2020, as noted on its face, but its validity is now extended to coincide with the bicentennial commemoration plans, which have been postponed to 2021. Additional legislation will be necessary to extend the plate’s validity through the entirety of 2021, after the emergency period ends.

Only vehicles required to otherwise display a front plate may display the Bicentennial commemorative plate. The front plate either may be covered or removed. If the front plate is covered, the registrant should keep the annual validation sticker attached to their registration until the front plate is again displayed. If the front plate is removed, the validation sticker should be attached to the front plate, and the front plate should be secured from loss or theft.

How to order the Maine Bicentennial Commemorative Plate

You may purchase your plate online. (please note there will be a $2 fee to use the online service).

You may order the plate by completing this form and mailing it to the address on the form or by taking it to your local BMV Branch Office.

You may contact the BMV Registration Section with questions at: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52149 or by Email: