June 25, 2012
Contact:  Barbara Redmond
Tel:  207-626-8400

Maine’s Online Vehicle Registration Renewal Service Now Available on Mobile Devices

AUGUSTA, Maine –Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced the popular online vehicle registration renewal service, Rapid Renewal (, is now available on mobile devices. 

The easy-to-use Rapid Renewal service is currently offered in 161 cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantation's two citizens to more than 64,000 in the City of Portland. Through Rapid Renewal, citizens are able to renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes in one quick and simple online transaction, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

?Since its inception in 2000, the Rapid Renewal service has been enthusiastically adopted by Maine citizens,? stated Secretary of State Charlie Summers. ?Over 100,000 renewals are completed online each year, so it is important that we keep up with changing technology and when we can, make user-friendly improvements.?

The recent upgrade includes a responsive design that automatically reformats to work on any screen size, so that citizens can renew through Rapid Renewal on smartphones, tablets,  laptops, or desktop computers.

In addition to the new design, the service is enhanced to be even more user-friendly.  For example, as customers type in their registration details online, the service provides instant feedback to indicate whether the information meets the required format for each field. This prevents errors, enhances the user experience, and helps to ensure a successful transaction.

The Rapid Renewal service is operated at no cost to the State of Maine through InforME, the state’s e-government portal, and is one of many citizen services available on Other online vehicle services include replacement registrations, driver license renewal, vanity license plates, and trailer, boat, ATV, and snowmobile registration renewals.

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