Monday, July 13, 2015
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
W: 626-8404/ C: 441-7638

Expansion of Rapid Renewal to be celebrated with recognition of 1-millionth user

SCARBOROUGH ? The success of Rapid Renewal, the service that allows Mainers to renew their vehicle registrations online, will be celebrated in a brief ceremony this Friday, when the service?s one-millionth user will be presented with a special gift.

Through Rapid Renewal, citizens are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More than 1,140,756 transactions have been processed through Rapid Renewal since it first became available in December 2000, and it is now offered in 203 Maine towns.

To celebrate this milestone, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will be presenting the one-millionth user of the Rapid Renewal service, Andrea Gleason of South Portland, with a gift bag during a brief ceremony on Friday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. The presentation will take place at the Scarborough branch of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 200 Expedition Drive, Suite G.

The Rapid Renewal online service was created in partnership with InforME, the State of Maine?s eGovernment portal. InforME General Manager Dan Andrews will also be in attendance at the event to discuss the service, which is just part of the popular suite of electronic services available through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, including duplicate registrations, the organ donor registry, driver record orders and vanity license plate orders. More than 450 online government services are now available through

Rapid Renewal may be accessed through, the Secretary of State's site for online services.