Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


Driver License Examinations Cancelled – Tuesday March 13, 2018. Those who are scheduled for an exam on Tuesday will automatically be rescheduled and will receive notice of a new exam date via the mail.  Applicants do not need to take any action to receive a new exam date.

Any applicant who is concerned about the expiration date of his/her driver license permit due to the rescheduling of the exam should contact the Driver License Examination & Scheduling Unit at 624-9000, Ext. 52119.

The mobile units will not be in Bridgton or Dover Foxcroft on Tuesday, March 13th nor will they be in Skowhegan or Staceyville on Wednesday , March 14th.

In observance of Patriot's Day all Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed Monday, April 16, 2018.

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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REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions

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 Eustis now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
March 9, 2018

Town of Hartford now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
February 12, 2018

Secretary Dunlap to unveil new Emergency Medical Services license plate
January 30, 2018

Town of Orland now offering Rapid Renewal Service
January 22, 2018

Secretary Dunlap reminds citizens to be wary of for-profit websites offering state services
January 8, 2018