FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2014
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces expansion of Rapid Renewal Service
Residents in the Town of Patten can now renew vehicle registrations online
AUGUSTA — Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that the Town of Patten has launched Rapid Renewal, the Department of the Secretary of State's online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations.
Rapid Renewal, an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one seamless online transaction, has gained national acclaim and has been enthusiastically embraced by Mainers. While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service has now grown to include 186 municipalities with 1,042,899 transactions processed to date. The Town of Patten, located in Penobscot County with a population of 1,111, will accept payments via echeck and credit card.
The Rapid Renewal service is currently offered by cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantation's two citizens to more than 64,000 in Portland. Through Rapid Renewal, citizens are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rapid Renewal may be accessed through www.sosonline.org, the Secretary of State's site for online services.
Municipal officials who would like more information about participating in Rapid Renewal are encouraged to contact the Department of the Secretary of State at 626-8400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.