Well if you are one of many who have been enjoying the respite from having to register your vehicle or trailer, get your state inspection, or even renewing your drivers license....the clock is ticking. But, you still have a little time until the hammer falls. In a statement posted on the Secretary of States website it says "The State of Maine recognizes the need of individuals, families, and businesses for transportation, work and commerce during the emergency.  These registrations can be renewed after the emergency ends."

According to a report from WMTW television, "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."

So July 11th is the date, unless things get extended which is always a possibility. The Secretary of State did also relay that Maine has been trying to over as many services  as possible online, such as "rapid renewal" which allows for basic drivers licence renewal and also vehicle registration. However, some services still require in-person processing.  The current hope is that most DMV offices will open for appointments on June 1st.

The Secretary of State office encourages you to call the central office of the Department of the Secretary of State at 207-626-8400 if you have an emergency related to BMV that is not addressed by these registration extensions.

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reminds us that fishing licenses are now required as the free fishing per the Governors order on April 2nd expired April 30th.

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