Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


In observance of Patriot's Day, all Bureau of Motor Vehicle Offices will be closed Monday, April 17, 2023.

State delays and closures - You may sign up for various citizen alerts through this webpage link. In the event of a delay or closure, all driver's license written and road exams will be rescheduled at no fee. For further guidance click here.

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

Please check the following links: registrations, drivers licenses, state identification cards, and Real ID before visiting a branch office for information regarding documents required to process your transaction.

Convenient ways to complete your transaction:
Online: Customers are encouraged to utilize online services if eligible.
Appointment & walk-in: For those transactions that are required to be in-person.

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

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

To schedule an appointment at a BMV branch office, click on this button:

BMV Unveils Plan for New Standard License Plate Featuring 1901 Maine Flag Design
February 14, 2023
DHS Announces Extension of Real ID Full Enforcement Deadline
December 5, 2022
Proposed Rule regarding Physical, Emotional and Mental Competence to Operate a Motor Vehicle
September 19, 2022
New Law to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft in Effect Next Month
July 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