Antique Auto and Antique Motorcycle Registrations

Note: Effective October 2013, antique autos and antique motorcycles will temporarily be restricted from use of the Rapid Renewal, online registration renewal service. Because an updated antique auto affidavit is due at time of renewal, you will need to proceed to your town office and follow the steps below to renew your antique auto registration.

How to Register an Antique Auto or Antique Motorcycle:

  1. Pay excise tax at your town office. Excise tax is a municipal tax. Please contact your local municipal office for additional information.
  2. Documents needed for a private sale:
    • Signed bill-of-sale;
    • Pay sales tax (5.5% of the purchase price);
    • Evidence of insurance (ID card, policy or binder);
    • White & yellow copy of registration application and excise tax receipt (from town office);
    • Antique Auto Affidavit (MV-65) - also available at BMV branch office;
    • If your antique auto/antique motorcycle was purchased from a Maine Dealer, proof of sales tax paid (purchase agreement, etc.).
  3. After payment of excise tax at your municipality, if your municipality does not participate in BMV's registration program, you will need to visit a BMV branch office with the documents listed above. Please contact your local municipal office to find out if they participate in our registration program.
  4. Pay the $30.00 antique auto registration fee.
  5. Vanity plates are available at any BMV branch office for an additional annual fee of $25.00. You may check the availability of a vanity plate online.

How to Renew and Antique Auto or Antique Motorcycle Registration:

  1. Pay excise tax at your town office. Excise tax is a municipal tax. Please contact your local municipal office for additional information.
  2. Documents needed for a private sale:
    • Signed bill-of-sale;
    • Pay sales tax (5.5% of the purchase price);
    • Evidence of insurance (ID card, policy or binder);
    • White & yellow copy of registration application and excise tax receipt (from town office);
    • Antique Auto Affidavit (MV-65) - also available at BMV branch office;
    • If your antique auto/antique motorcycle was purchased from a Maine Dealer, proof of sales tax paid (purchase agreement, etc.).
  3. After payment of excise tax at your municipality, if your municipality does not participate in BMV's registration program, you will need to visit a BMV branch office with the documents listed above. Please contact your local municipal office to find out if they participate in our registration program.
  4. Pay the $30.00 antique auto registration fee.
  5. Vanity plates are available at any BMV branch office for an additional annual fee of $25.00. You may check the availability of a vanity plate online.

You may contact the BMV Registration Section with questions or comments at: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52149 or by Email: registrations@maine.gov