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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE
State delays and closures - You may sign up for various citizen alerts through this webpage link.
In observance of Patriot's day all Secretary of State offices will be closed
Monday, April 20, 2020.
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]
What's New in the Department
March 20, 2020
Motor vehicle and trailer registrations, including all temporary registrations and any fuel use decals that expire during the state of emergency will be extended.
This applies to registrations issued by municipalities or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and also to temporary registrations issued by dealers. The State of Maine recognizes the need of individuals, families, and businesses for transportation, work and commerce during the emergency. These registrations can be renewed after the emergency ends.
Registrations issued by a municipality, including temporary registrations, are deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to P.L. 2019, ch. 617, F-1 , emergency laws approved by the Governor on March 18, 2020.
Other registrations, including temporary registrations, will be extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to the emergency provision of 29-A MRSA 405(4).
Please call the central office of the Department of the Secretary of State at 207-626-8400 if you have an emergency related to BMV that is not addressed by these registration extensions.
What's New in the Department
Sec. Dunlap: BMV-issued licenses,
State IDs extended during emergency
Towns of Starks, Maxfield, South Thomaston, Rangeley Plantation now offering Rapid Renewal Service
Sec. Dunlap: CDLs, registrations extended during emergency; Real ID enforcement delayed
Maine Bicentennial Commission awards $432K in second round of community grants
Town of Castine now offering Rapid Renewal Service
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