many services can be done online

UPDATED: All Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch offices closed to public

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 1:30pm

    AUGUSTA — Effective Tuesday, March 17, all Bureau of Motor Vehicles' offices will be closed to the public until further notice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Maine, according to a news release. 

    All of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' Mobile Unit visits are also suspended until further notice. 

    The closure is in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among staff and the public, and will remain in place until further notice.

    Secretary Dunlap, according to a news release, is working with the Maine Legislature to extend all registrations, temporary plates, registrations, disability placards, State ID cards and driver's licenses that are expiring during this state of emergency. More information will be available soon.

    Many BMV transactions can be processed via the online services at maine.gov/sos/online_services such as:

    Drivers License (Non-Commercial) and State ID Card Replacement and Renewal

    Driving Records

    Duplicate Vehicle Registrations

    Over-Size / Over-Weight Permits

    Rapid Renewal: for reregistration of vehicles

    Title Replacement

    Trailer Registration Renewal

    Vanity Plate Search & Order

    During this time, residents will not be able to obtain Real ID credentials, first-time credentials, or new registrations.