Motor Vehicle Registration

The State of Maine has authorized the Town to register the following vehicles:

  • Automobiles
  • Motor Homes
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • Farm Tractors
  • Mopeds
  • Truck Campers
  • Vans
  • Trucks
  • Tractors
  • Special Equipment
  • Special Mobile Equipment

If you would like to register online, click here.

First time "new to you" vehicles (never registered in your name) will not be processed 1/2 hour prior to closing. In addition, the person or persons to whom the vehicle is being registered must come in and do the registration.

Fees When Trading Vehicles

In the event a vehicle is sold, traded, lost by fire, theft or accident, the consumer should retain the license plates and registration to apply for another vehicle. However, using the registration credit may not always be cost effective. If a vehicle is sold and there is no replacement registration, then the unused portion of the excise tax is non-refundable. The State charges $8.00 for a transfer registration during the registration year.

Required Paperwork

The following paperwork must be presented at the time of the first registration of a vehicle.

If purchased from a Maine dealer:

  • Blue Copy of Title Application
  • Proof that Sales Tax was Paid
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Plates are being used
  • Monroney Sticker (Window Sticker – for brand new vehicles)

If purchased in a private sale:

  • Bill of Sale
  • Previous owner(s) original title assigned to you on the back or the blue copy of your title application from a lending institution.
    • Vehicles from 1995 and up require a title.
  • Lien Release (if needed)
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Sales Tax must be paid to Town Office

If previously registered out of state:

  • Out of State Title or leinholder's address or lease agreement
  • Out of State Registration
  • Proof of Insurance with Maine liability

If purchased out of country:

  • Call 839-3346 for information


State Registration fee is $35.00 for passenger vehicles weighing up to 6000 lbs. GVW. Vehicles weighing more than 6000 lbs. GVW must use commercial plates.(Trucks, vans, utility vehicles, etc. must be registered for the combined weight of vehicle and trailer loaded.) Commercial vehicle rates are based on the GVW. The Town collects $4.00 additional for a new registration and $3.00 for a re-registration.


Funds raised through the collection of the excise tax remain in your community. The tax is dependent on the age of the vehicle and the original manufacturer's suggested retail price.

To figure your excise, take the MSRP and multiply by:

  • Year 1 - .024
  • Year 2 - .0175
  • Year 3 - .0135
  • Year 4 - .0100
  • Year 5 - .0065
  • Year 6 - .004

Paperwork for Vehicle Re-Registration

  • Old Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Current Mileage

The Town of Sebago is now participating in the Rapid Renewal Program offered through the State of Maine. This is an online re-registration program which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access the website by clicking on the Rapid Renewal icon found on the Town of Sebago home page.

Also, under Important Links, you can find a link to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to obtain certain Title and Registration Forms.

Register at Other Locations

Company owned vehicles are registered at the Maine community where the company has its principal office. If the principal office is outside Maine, call Maine Department of Motor Vehicles at (207) 624-9000.