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Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Vanity Plate Search & Order Online Service

Welcome to the Vanity Plate Search & Order Online Service

The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is pleased to offer an online search and order service for vanity license plates. The online process is easy and payment by credit card is quick and secure.  Once you complete this application, BMV will need to review the order. Please allow at least 30 calendar days for processing. You will receive your official registration and new plates in the mail.

It is free to search the system for vanity plate availability. Fees will apply to order a vanity plate.

This service is provided by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine. The total amount you pay includes funds to develop, maintain and enhance the State's official web portal,, and online services like this one.

Who can use this service?

Maine registrants with a current vehicle registration who wish to display a personalized license plate on their vehicle.

What you will need to order a plate:

  • A copy of the current vehicle registration
  • Credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover)
  • Email address and a printer

  • Error: Plate Type required


Questions about this Service? Contact the Bureau at: (207) 624-9000 x 52146 or Email:


Search: Free

Ordering Fees:

  • $25.00 Vanity Plate Fee
  • $20.00 Specialty Plate Fee, if applicable