Welcome to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles


In observance of columbus Day all Bureau of Motor Vehicle office's will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018.

Four mobile units: Dover-Foxcroft, Houlton, Jackman, Millinocket will have new hours and Waterville will have a new location beginning October 1, 2018. For more information visit the locations page.

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.

REAL ID - The Facts:

Beginning July 1, 2019, REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards will be issued.

Revised 8/27/2018

( PDF Format ) ( Word Format )

REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions

REAL ID Brochure


New Legislation

Public Laws and Resolves affecting Motor Vehicles during the 128th First Legislative Session. All laws are effective November 1, 2017 unless otherwise noted. 

What's New

Bureau of Motor Vehicles announces new schedule for the Bridgton mobile license unit
June 18, 2018

Maine BMV to offer non-binary gender designation on driver’s licenses, ID cards
June 11, 2018

Town of Edgecomb now offering Rapid Renewal Service
May 18, 2018

Town of Blaine now offering Rapid Renewal Service
April 27, 2018

Town of Eustis now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
March 9, 2018

Town of Hartford now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
February 12, 2018

Secretary Dunlap to unveil new Emergency Medical Services license plate
January 30, 2018

Town of Orland now offering Rapid Renewal Service
January 22, 2018

Secretary Dunlap reminds citizens to be wary of for-profit websites offering state services
January 8, 2018