Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Contact: Kristen Muszynski
626-8404/ cell: 441-7638

Bureau of Motor Vehicles discontinues Wiscasset, York visits

AUGUSTA ? The Bureau of Motor Vehicles? Wiscasset and York mobile unit visits have been discontinued as part of a realignment of services that will result in better customer service and improved bureau efficiency.

The BMV?s mobile units consist of two staff members who travel to 22 sites around the state that do not have a BMV office nearby. The units can process driver?s licenses and identification cards during their monthly visits.

  • The mobile unit visits Wiscasset on the second Thursday of the month in the Wiscasset Municipal Building, 51 Bath Road, Route 1. The final visit will be on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
  • The mobile unit visits to York were discontinued Aug. 20, 2015. The mobile unit had been open monthly at the American Legion Hall, 9 Hannaford Drive, but the lease was ended when the property changed hands and visits have been discontinued.

The BMV will continue to serve customers at its 13 branch offices located around the state, as well as at the remaining 22 mobile unit sites. In Wiscasset, customers are invited to visit the nearby BMV offices in Topsham, Augusta or Rockland. In York, customers can visit the offices in Kennebunk or Springvale. Several BMV transactions can also be completed online at

?We?ve been realigning our mobile unit visits to truly reach underserved areas, and these locations do not seem to fit that category,? said Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

The realignment will allow for increased staffing levels at the BMV branch offices, which will lead to improved customer service. It will also result in cost savings by decreasing overtime and travel costs for mobile unit staff, as well as eliminating the lease fees paid to some of the mobile sites.