Licensing & Registration
Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
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 required
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. http://www.mefishwildlife.com
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 are issued by the Town Clerk. Valid ID must be presented and match the information on the application. Persons previously married must present a certified document indicating the former marriage is dissolved. Maine residents must apply for a marriage license in the town in which one or both of the parties lives. If both parties do not live in Maine, you should apply for your license in the town in which you plan to be married. Licenses will not be processed during the first hour the office opens or the last hour before the office closes. Cost is $40.00. Those intending to file in South Berwick, must call the Clerk's Office to make an appointment.
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.
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