Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE

In observance of the Christmas holiday all Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed Friday, December 22nd through Tuesday, December 26th, 2017.

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, within the constitutional office of the Department of the Secretary of State, was established in 1905 out of concern for public safety following the invention, mass production, and use of automobiles. Since that time, the Bureau has served the residents of the State and all users of Maine highways by qualifying and licensing drivers and by maintaining records of driver history, vehicle ownership and vehicle registration. Through the collection of the licensing and registration fees associated with these services, the BMV also provides revenue to build and maintain Maine's highways.

Today, through the leadership of the Secretary of State, the Bureau offers a variety of online services in addition to its familiar branch office locations. Using online services, for example, Maine motorists may renew their driver's license or order a duplicate license, renew their vehicle registration, or check on the availability of personalized license plates. Many other online services are available to businesses, individual motorists and other customers.

REAL ID - The Facts:

Revised 10/6/2017

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New Legislation

Public Laws and Resolves affecting Motor Vehicles during the 128th First Legislative Session. All laws are effective November 1, 2017 unless otherwise noted.

What's New

Town of West Gardiner now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
December 8, 2017

Unveiling of State of Maine Bicentennial Commemorative License Plates set for Dec. 4
November 27, 2017

Bureau of Motor Vehicles to discontinue Limerick visits
November 20, 2017

Bureau of Motor Vehicles to discontinue Kittery visits
November 17, 2017

Veterans encouraged to display license plate decals showing branch of service, medals
November 1, 2017

Homeland Security grants waiver; Maine licenses acceptable for federal ID purposes
October 19, 2017

Homeland Security grants grace period to continue accepting Maine licenses for federal ID purposes
October 10, 2017