Motor Vehicle Registration

When registering a motor vehicle, the law requires that the registrant show proof of insurance. When registering a new motor vehicle, you must have the Monroney (window) sticker if the price does not appear on the sales tax. Always come to the Town Office before going to Motor Vehicle. See the Basic Guidelines below. For more information, Bureau of Motor Vehicles--Vehicles Registration.

Basic Guidelines for Registering New or Used Vehicles and Obtaining New Plates
1) Bring to the Town Office the sales tax form, the title application form, your insurance card, a Bill of Sale, and for new vehicles, the Monroney window sticker. 
2) Pay the excise tax on vehicle as determined by the Town, based on the price of the vehicle when it was brand new.
3) Fill out the back of the WHITE registration form.
4) The cost of new standard plate is $35.00, $25 extra for a vanity plate, or $20 extra for the initial cost for specialty plates then $15 extra each year after that.

Basic Guidelines for Transferring Plates from One Vehicle to Another
1) Make sure the vehicle being transferred from no longer belongs to you. You cannot transfer plates from vehicle 1 to vehicle 2, if you still own vehicle 1.
2) Bring to the Town Office your registration from your old vehicle, and the title application from the new vehicle (if applicable), the sales tax form for the new vehicle (if applicable), your insurance card, and bill of sale.
3) Pay the excise tax based on the difference between your old registration and the new one, plus a $3.00 transfer fee. 
4) Fill out the back of the WHITE registration form.
5) The cost of transferring plates is currently $8.00

Replacement titles can be obtained online
This online service, offered through the BMV website at, is ideal for those whose vehicle titles have been lost, misplaced, or become illegible. Prior to the implementation of this online service, all replacement title requests had to be sent to the BMV’s main office in Augusta for processing. As of May 2015, the online request will immediately be sent to the main office, a new title number will be issued and the title will be mailed out within just a few days.