Welcome to the Department of the Secretary of State


All Bureau of Motor Vehicle phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 4:30

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

State Holiday Schedule

In observance of Labor Day, all Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021.

As you browse through our website, you will find a very diverse Department with three distinct bureaus - the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, the Maine State Archives and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles . While each bureau has unique duties in the services and information it provides to the citizens of Maine, they all share the Department's goals of ensuring customer satisfaction and providing quality services. [Read more about the Department]



Is your organization interested in a virtual visit with Secretary Bellows as part of her listening tour? Reach out to our office to schedule a listening session with the Secretary, as an opportunity for your members to share ideas and comments about the work of the Department of the Secretary of State.

Covid-19 Updates

1/8/2021 Secretary Bellows: BMV is fully open for business, all credentials must now be renewed

7/22/2020: An Order Regarding Car Dealer License Plates

What's New in the Department

Secretary of State warns of phishing campaign via text 
Towns of Roxbury and Belmont join Rapid Renewal Service 
Sec. Bellows and AG Frey reaction to further gutting of Voting Rights Act
Pandemic-era remote notarization rules to continue as Maine works towards permanent new laws
Hon. Chris Johnson joins Dept. of the Secretary of State as CIO
Town of Owls Head joins Rapid Renewal Service 

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