Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


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

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Main Office in Augusta is open by appointment only.


The mobile unit sites remain closed until further notice out of caution due to the pandemic.

Please call before visiting a branch office for information regarding documents required to process your transaction: https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/locations/index.html

All BMV phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 4:30!

In observance of Indigenous Peoples Day, all Bureau of Motor Vehicle Offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022.

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.

What's New

Maine BMV will implement the “under-the-hood” school bus test waiver for applicants upon request. This waiver has been extended as of July 1, 2022, and is currently due to expire on September 30, 2022. For questions, call the Maine BMV CDL Exam section at 207-624-9000 x 52122.

REAL ID Information for Bangor area residents and University of Maine Orono students
August 31, 2022
Veterans and Family Outdoor Expo - Saturday September 24
August 23, 2022
New Law to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft in Effect Next Month
July 11, 2022
REAL ID enforcement deadline less than a year away

May 11, 2022
Secretary Bellows releases draft rule regarding obscene license plates
May 5, 2022
Rapid Renewal processes 2,500,000th online vehicle registration renewal
January 27, 2022
Bangor BMV moving to 396 Griffin Road
January 20, 2022
Bill introduced to modernize liens and titling at BMV
January 18, 2022
BMV to convene working groups on electronic titling and specialty plates
November 9, 2021
Towns of Swanville, New Portland and Eastport join Rapid Renewal Service
October 22, 2021
Town of Enfield joins Rapid Renewal Service 
September 21, 2021
Secretary of State Bellows joins organ recipients on launch of Maine Organ Donation Statewide Campaign
September 14, 2021
Town of Verona Island joins Rapid Renewal Service
September 7, 2021