Mainers still have time to catch up on vehicle registrations

If your vehicle registration expired while Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices have been closed because of coronavirus restrictions, you will have a month to get it taken care of.Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says people whose registration expires or has expired must register within 30 days of the end of the most recent civil emergency order. Given that the current order ends on June 11, you’ll have to register by July 11. That also applies to expired or expiring drivers licenses.Dunlap says the state has been offering a lot of services online like rapid license renewal and vehicle registration, but some people don’t have access to those services and many people have other requests that must be made in person.”We do our very best to try to help people and in this time when there is no real playbook on how to proceed during a pandemic,” said Dunlap. “We’ve kind of been making it up as we go along. So far, we’ve had some success and we hope to have more in the weeks going ahead.”Dunlap hopes that most BMV offices will reopen for appointments only on June 1.

If your vehicle registration expired while Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices have been closed because of coronavirus restrictions, you will have a month to get it taken care of.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says people whose registration expires or has expired must register within 30 days of the end of the most recent civil emergency order. Given that the current order ends on June 11, you’ll have to register by July 11. That also applies to expired or expiring drivers licenses.

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Dunlap says the state has been offering a lot of services online like rapid license renewal and vehicle registration, but some people don’t have access to those services and many people have other requests that must be made in person.

“We do our very best to try to help people and in this time when there is no real playbook on how to proceed during a pandemic,” said Dunlap. “We’ve kind of been making it up as we go along. So far, we’ve had some success and we hope to have more in the weeks going ahead.”

Dunlap hopes that most BMV offices will reopen for appointments only on June 1.