Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Friday November 10, 2017 in observance of Veteran's Day.

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

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

Town of Pittston now offering Rapid Renewal Service
September 27, 2017

Towns of Lincoln & Litchfield now offering Rapid Renewal Service

September 25, 2017

Town of Osborn now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
August 21, 2017

Maine BMV unveils new video to help prepare road test applicants
June 20, 2017

Homeland Security agrees to extension of REAL ID compliance period for Maine
June 15, 2017