FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2011
Contact: Caitlin E. Chamberlain
Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles Bracing For Significant Increase In License Renewals
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is expecting a significant increase in driver’s license renewals beginning July 1. License renewals are projected to nearly double, increasing from 128,170 (January 2010-June 2011) to 237,435 (July 2011-December 2012).
With this is in mind, Secretary of State Charlie Summers would like to remind Maine drivers about the two documents needed to renew a drivers license at the BMV: one that verifies that you are a resident of Maine and one that proves your legal presence in the United States (as required by federal law). Acceptable documents are as follows:
Proof of Legal Presence in U.S.
For Citizens :
Proof of Residency in Maine
Maine License/State ID with physical address
Having the correct documents will ensure a smooth visit to the BMV with as little delay as possible.
If a person has previously provided documentation proving residency in Maine and legal presence in the U.S. they may be able to save a trip to the BMV by renewing their driver’s license online at www.maine.gov/online/bmv/dlr/.
For more information, please visit our website www.maine.gov/sos/bmv or call the Bureau of Motor Vehicles: (207) 624-9000.