Vehicle Excise Tax and Registration

Autos and Trucks

Payment of an excise tax is required on all vehicles in the town of residence before registration. In order to re-register your vehicle, we need the previous registration, proof of insurance and current mileage. We can process limited new registrations. This applies if the vehicle has been purchased from a Maine licensed dealer.

Please bring the following

  • Proof that sales tax has been paid
  • Blue copy of title application
  • Previous registration of vehicle being traded or sold from which plates are being transferred
  • Proof of insurance
  • Current mileage

New Car

It is mandatory to have the Monroney Label or window sticker. This became law on September 19, 1997. The State of Maine does not send reminder notices for vehicle registration renewals. Remember to check your registration expiration date. 

Remember to check your inspection sticker each year.