All Bureau of Motor Vehicles Branch Offices Closed to the Public
Effective Tuesday, March 17, all of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' offices will be closed to the public until further notice, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Maine. All of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' Mobile Unit visits are also suspended until further notice.
Below you will find the Executive Order from the Governor waiving and extending certain motor vehicle laws with respect to driver licenses, business licenses and registrations. Also there is a memorandum from me to law enforcement allowing a truck to carry a load with a temporary plate. This will allow commercial vehicles to continue to work even though they cannot finalize the registration on that truck. And lastly is a Temporary Registration letter from me to law enforcement allowing a person to operate a vehicle without registering it after a private sale. That is to say when a person purchases a vehicle outside of a dealership where no temporary 14 day plate is issued, they may operate that vehicle without a plate until such time that they can register normally or the emergency ends. The intention of the Governor’s order is to allow people to go to work, feed their family and conduct their lives in as normal a fashion as they can in this crisis. It does not matter if the vehicle was bought out of state for this to apply.