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All Bureau of Motor Vehicle phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 4:30

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In observance of Patriot's Day, all Secretary of State offices will be closed on Monday, April 15, 2024.

As you browse through our website, you will find a very diverse Department with three distinct bureaus - the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, the Maine State Archives and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. While each bureau has unique duties in the services and information it provides to the citizens of Maine, they all share the Department's goals of ensuring customer satisfaction and providing quality services. [ Read more about the Department ]


Is your organization interested in a virtual visit with Secretary Bellows as part of her listening tour? Reach out to our office to schedule a listening session with the Secretary, as an opportunity for your members to share ideas and comments about the work of the Department of the Secretary of State.


What's New in the Department

Citizen initiative found valid with 76,081 signatures
February 22, 2024
Maine Historical Records Advisory Board Announces New Grant Program For Archival Collections
February 15, 2024
Absentee voting underway in 2024 Presidential Primary Election
February 5, 2024
Policy brief details wins, continued challenges, potential solutions in child care sector
January 23, 2024

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  • Medical Advisory Board Meeting
    Date:  April 5, 2024
    Time:  12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles by April 4, 2024 to register and for the location.
     Rebecca McCabe (207-624-9000, ext. 52124)