This site allows you to RENEW a current registration online by paying your local excise tax, state motor vehicle registration fee, and a small fee for this online service. New registrations or registrations that have been expired more than 7 months require visiting your municipal office to pay excise tax. If your municipal office is able to complete the registration process, they will do so. If your municipal office cannot complete the registration process, they will instruct you to visit a Motor Vehicle Branch Office, where your registration will be completed. If you reside in an unorganized territory, the complete registration process can be done at a Motor Vehicle Branch Office in person.

New Plate Design
On May 1, 2025 the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will begin transitioning from the existing Chickadee plate to a new Pine Tree plate design. Rapid Renewal customers will have the option to reserve their existing plate number when completing their registration renewal. Customers from towns that don't participate in Rapid Renewal will be able to reserve their existing plate number using a Standalone Reservation process.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding plate reservations
Standalone Reservation Process (for non rapid renewal customers)

Who CANNOT use this service

  • Your registration expired more than 7 months ago
  • Your registration expires more than 2 months from now
  • You must re-new in person if your vehicle is in one of the following categories:
    • Island Use
    • Emergency
    • Coach
    • Over 12,000 pounds GVW
    • Apportioned
    • Special mobile equipment
    • Tractor
    • Municipal or State vehicle
    • If you are required to file an SR-22

What you will need

  • Your CURRENT vehicle registration—Data must be entered accurately
  • Your insurance card
  • Your vehicle's current mileage

Get Help

Questions about this service? Contact InforME at: (207) 621-2600 or email:

Need a Renewal Reminder?

  • Sign up to receive a reminder next year a month before your vehicle registration expires.

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