Motor Vehicle Registration
Excise tax is required to be paid on all vehicles, and some boats, in the municipality in which you reside. These funds stay within your municipality. In order to re-register a vehicle, please bring proof of insurance, your old registration and current mileage.
To register a new vehicle made through a dealership sale, you will need to bring the blue copy of the title application, proof of insurance, current mileage and proof that sales tax has been paid. (A brand new car will also require the window sticker from the dealership.)
For a person-to-person vehicle sale, you are required to bring a bill of sale with the date of sale, year, make, model, vehicle identification number, and dollar amount paid. If the car is a 1995 or newer you must have the title from the previous owner, with the backside filled out.
**The Town of Damariscotta is pleased to offer online registration renewals. For Bureau of Motor Vehicle transactions you will need your old registration, proof of insurance, current mileage, a form of payment, and the ability to print out the temporary registration. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will mail your registration form and stickers directly to you.
*The State of Maine does not automatically send reminder notices for registration renewal. You can now go online and sign up for an email reminder.
New residents may register to vote at any time during the year, even on Election Day! Proof of identity and residency is required at time of registration. Elections are held in the Municipal Building at 21 School St., with polling hours from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.
Damariscotta processes new and renewal boat registrations. For ‘new-to-you’ boat registrations, please bring in a clean bill of sale, and ME registration numbers if boat was previously registered in Maine. Sales tax will be collected at time of registration unless purchased through a dealership. If purchased from a dealership, please bring in a bill of sale from the dealer. All boat registrations expire on December 31st.
In addition to processing vehicle and boat registrations, we also process registrations for ATVs and snowmobiles. A bill of sale will be needed in order to complete a new-to-you registration. You will also be required to pay sales tax at time of registration unless purchased through a dealership. All snowmobile and ATV registrations expire on June 30th.
The Town of Damariscotta is pleased to offer online registration renewals for your boat! You will need registrant information, boat information including serial number and /or registration number (ME____), form of payment and a printer if you wish to print out the registration. The State will mail your registration form and stickers directly to you.