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Motor Vehicle Dealer Information

The function of the Dealer Section is to maintain the records of licensed dealers in the state and the plates issued pertaining to those licenses. This unit provides information on what the requirements are to obtain a dealer's license along with all laws, rules and regulations to maintain the license. Dealer licenses expire on the last day of the month one year from issuance.

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Who must apply for a Dealer License and How?




Dealer Training Manual

2015 Dealer & Title Workshop Schedule

Types of Licenses and Plates Issued:

  • New Car & Used Car Dealer
  • Motorcycle Dealer
  • Equipment Dealer
  • Heavy Trailer Dealer (over 3000 lbs.)
  • Boat/Snowmobile Trailer Dealer (under 3000 lbs.)
  • Recycler
  • Loaner Plates
  • Transporter Plates
  • Wrecker Plates
  • Vehicle Auction (no plate)

For all Insurance related questions i.e. bonds or R1348 forms, or to submit insurance verification, please email the Dealer Section at: or fax the Dealer Section at: 207-624-9037.

Municipal Agent Information

This department provides municipalities with the training and monitoring of municipal agents in the registration of motor vehicles.  Our work includes training town representatives to act as agents of the Secretary of State, conducting workshops and refresher training programs, writing procedure manuals, and conducting on-site reviews. We provide ongoing training including annual fall workshops and offer phone support to all municipalities with any issues related to motor vehicle transactions.

Helpful Links

2014 Municipal Training Schedule (.pdf)

2015 Municipal Training Schedule

For Dealer & Municipal Agents questions you may contact the BMV Dealer & Agent Services Section with questions or comments at: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52143 or by Email: