Welcome to the Department of the Secretary of State


All Bureau of Motor Vehicle phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 4:30

State delays and closures - You may sign up for various citizen alerts through this webpage link.

State Holiday Schedule

In observance of Patriot's Day, all Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday, April 19, 2021.

As you browse through our website, you will find a very diverse Department with three distinct bureaus - the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, the Maine State Archives and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles . While each bureau has unique duties in the services and information it provides to the citizens of Maine, they all share the Department's goals of ensuring customer satisfaction and providing quality services. [Read more about the Department]



Is your organization interested in a virtual visit with Secretary Bellows as part of her listening tour? Reach out to our office to schedule a listening session with the Secretary, as an opportunity for your members to share ideas and comments about the work of the Department of the Secretary of State.

Covid-19 Updates

1/8/2021 Secretary Bellows: BMV is fully open for business, all credentials must now be renewed

7/22/2020: An Order Regarding Car Dealer License Plates

UPDATE NOTICE RE: Vehicle Registrations

Secretary Dunlap notifies motorists of updated vehicle registration deadlines

What's New in the Department

The Forks Plantation joins Rapid Renewal Service
Secretary Bellows testifies in support of U.S. House elections reform bill
Media Advisory: For the People Act od 2021
Citizens’ initiative regarding energy corridor found valid with 80,506 signatures
Secretary Bellows announces hiring of Bautista as policy advisor
Legislative committee issues unanimous recommendation of McBrien for State Archivist
Secretary Bellows supports legislation to increase voter participation

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