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Licensing and Registrations
VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All registrations require current insurance card & mileage as well as the following:
Re-Registration: Old registration.
New Registration: If purchased or leased in Maine: Dealer Sale - bill of sale or lease agreement showing sales tax was collected by the dealer, blue title application form, window sticker (for new vehicles).
Private Sale - bill of sale, title & release of lien form if applicable.
If purchased out of state: Dealer Sale - bill of sale or lease agreement, blue title application form or title (required on all vehicles 1995 or newer), window sticker (for new vehicles).  If you traded in a vehicle for a new one, bring in your old registration.
Private Sale - bill of sale, title (required on all vehicles 1995 or newer).   If the vehicle is no longer titled in the state in which it is purchased a notarized bill of sale and a copy of the prior owner's most recent registration will be required.  

ATV, BOAT, & SNOWMOBILE REGISTRATION
Re-Registration: OLD REGISTRATION
New Registration: If purchased in Maine: Dealer Sale - bill of sale showing sales tax was collected by the dealer, Maine assigned number on used vehicles. Private Sale - bill of sale, Maine assigned number, serial number (horsepower & length for boats).
If purchased out of state: Dealer & Private Sales, bill of sale WITH vehicle year, make, model, and serial number.

FISH & GAME LICENSES
You must have proof of a prior hunting license. Please bring your previous years license. Those over 16 purchasing their first adult license must show proof of a hunter safety course. Resident hunting  is $28, fishing license is $26.00. Non-resident licenses - fishing $66 and hunting $116. A combination fishing and hunting license is $45.00 for residents and $152 non-residents. A junior hunting license (between 10 and 16 years of age) is $10.00.
LICENSING A DOG
All dogs six months or older must be licensed. Licenses expire December 31st of each year. In order to license a dog in Maine you will need 1) a current rabies certificate on a Maine form and 2) a neutering/spaying certificate from the veterinarian. (This only needs to be shown for the original license). The fee for licenses: $11.00 for unaltered dogs (male/female); $6.00 for neutered/spayed dogs.  A state mandated late fee of $25.00 will be charged for all late registrations.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Marriage licenses are issued by the Town Clerk. Persons previously married must present a certified document indicating the former marriage is dissolved.   If both parties do not live in Maine, it is recommended that you apply for your license in the town in which you plan to be married.  Marriage licenses will not be processed during the last 1/2 hour before the office closes.  Both parties must show a valid ID and proof of their current residence address.  Cost is $40.00.  

BIRTH, DEATH, AND MARRIAGE RECORDS
For births that have taken place in Maine: birth certificates may be obtained from: 1) the City or Town in which the child was born, 2) the City or Town in which the mother was living at the time of the birth, or 3) the State Department of Vital Statistics located in Augusta, Maine (888) 664-9491.   
For deaths that have taken place in Maine:  death certificates may be obtained from 1) the City or Town in which the person died or 2) the City or town in which the person lived at the time of death, or 3) the State Department of Vital Statistics located in Augusta.
For marriages that have taken place in Maine: marriage certificates may be obtained 1) from the City or Town that issued the license or 2) the State Department of Vital Statistics located in Augusta.
A written request and proof of direct and legitamate interest in the record is required by state law.  One certified copy is $15, each additional copy of the same record at the same time is $6.  Non-certified copies of a record are $10.

PAYING TAXES
Please bring your tax bill with you.

DATES TO REMEMBER
ATVs Expire.....June 30th
Boats Expire.....December 31st
Snowmobiles Expire.....June 30th
Dog Licenses Expire.....December 31st
Tax Payments Due.....September 30th & March 31st

as of 6/01/17






 
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