Maine DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the Maine DMV office near me.
In Maine, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is a division of the Department of the Secretary of State. The department is responsible for qualifying and licensing drivers, maintaining driver and vehicle records, and issuing vehicle titles and registration. You can also apply for a Real ID, request personalized plates, or pay traffic tickets through the BMV. There are 13 branch office locations throughout the state where you can apply for a driver's license, a state identification card, and plates, or register your vehicle. These offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The state also has mobile units in some locations that offer limited services.
Through the BMV, you can register passenger vehicles, motorcycles, motorhomes, trailers, boats, and antique cars. Property taxes on vehicles must be paid through your town's municipal office before you can register your vehicle. Certain municipal offices also provide registration and plates; check with your local office to see which services are offered.
For driver's licenses, all applicants need to provide proof of Maine residency, proof of identification, a Social Security number, and U.S. citizenship or lawful residency in the country. You are also required to pass a vision test. Drivers who are at least 15 years old but under the age of 18 can apply for a graduated driver license (GDL). The first step is a learner's permit. At age 16 you can apply for an intermediate license, and between the ages of 18 and 20 you can apply for a junior provisional license. Applicants over 21 who are applying for the first time will be issued a provisional license for one year before receiving a standard license.