September 5, 2014
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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Attends Ribbon Cutting for New Bureau of Motor Vehicle Office in Rumford

Image of ribbon cutting at new Rumford Branch Office

Photo: Representative Briggs and Secretary Dunlap at the BMV Office in Rumford


RUMFORD, Maine – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 3rd at the relocated Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Office at 65 Lincoln Street in Rumford. 

Secretary Dunlap was joined by Senator John Patrick of Rumford; Representative Sheryl Briggs of Mexico; Representative Matthew Peterson of Rumford; Town Manager John Madigan and Patty Morneault, Deputy Secretary of State for the BMV.

The Rumford office, which replaced the branch previously located in Mexico, has been open to the public since Monday, August 4, 2014; however, finding the space proved to be a challenge.  BMV offices must not only be able to provide license and registration services, they also have to accommodate road tests for all classes of vehicles and provide space for exams, hearings and department law enforcement.  Local legislators played a big role in securing a suitable location in Rumford.

The presence of this office in this community is due entirely to the extraordinary efforts of Representative Briggs, Representative Peterson and Senator. Patrick, said Dunlap. Without their guidance and resourcefulness, this region may well have lost access to these important services.

In addition to thirteen office locations across Maine, the BMV provides online license and registration renewals at: