FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
Towns of Athens, Portage Lake now offering Rapid Renewal Service
Residents can now renew vehicle registrations online
AUGUSTA — Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that the towns of Athens and Portage Lake have launched Rapid Renewal, the Department of the Secretary of State’s online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations.
Rapid Renewal is an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one seamless online transaction. Rapid Renewal has gained national acclaim and Mainers have enthusiastically embraced it. While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service has now grown to 246 municipalities and has seen more than 1,665,893 transactions processed to date. Both towns will accept payments via e-check and credit card. Residents can continue to visit the town offices to pay in person, but now also have the option of conducting these transactions online.
The Rapid Renewal service is currently offered by cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantation’s three citizens to more than 64,000 in Portland. Through Rapid Renewal, citizens can quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rapid Renewal may be accessed through www.sosonline.org, the Secretary of State’s site for online services.
Municipal officials who would like more information about participating in Rapid Renewal are encouraged to contact the Department of the Secretary of State at 626-8400 or by email at email@example.com.