Getting a license plate in Maine is a fairly simple process. However, before heading to the Maine BMV, make sure you have all the necessary documents. You’ll need the vehicle registration, title, and proof of insurance. If you purchased a car out of state, you’ll also need a VIN inspection from a law enforcement officer.
Once you have all the required documents, you can visit a BMV branch office, or you can go online to complete the process. If you opt for the online option, visit the BMV website, complete the registration form, and submit all the necessary documents via the website. If you choose to visit the BMV in person, you’ll need to bring your paperwork and pay a fee.
The cost of registering your vehicle and getting a license plate varies depending on the type of vehicle you own. After you’ve paid the fee, BMV staff will give you a temporary plate while your personalized license plates are being made. Once they’re ready, you’ll need to go back to the BMV to pick them up.