Vehicle and Trailer Registrations

COVID-19 Response for Registrations Our office is open to the public Monday - Friday 8AM - NOON and 1:15PM - 4:30PM. You do not need an appointment to come into the Town Hall to conduct business.

Our office does not issue license plates of any kind so if your transaction requires a license plate, you will have to start your registration here and finish it at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The local Kennebunk BMV Branch reopened June 1, 2020 by appointment only. Their direct telephone number is 207-985-4890 to schedule your appointment.

Kennebunk Residents - Renewing vehicle & trailer registrations

Are you here to renew your vehicle registration?  You might be able to renew your vehicle registration online through the State of Maine’s Rapid Renewal Service. If that website does not allow you to do so, come see us in the Town Hall so we can renew your registration in person. Please bring the following:

  1. Prior vehicle registration
  2. Proof of insurance 
  3. Current mileage
  4. Payment; cash, check or credit card (fees apply when using credit/debit cards)

Kennebunk Residents - New vehicle registrations 

New vehicle registrations have to be processed in person - this cannot be done online. You need to come to the Town Hall first to pay your excise tax (see below for explanation) which starts your registration process. Please bring the following: 

  1. Bill of sale
  2. Blue copy of title application (if purchased from a dealership)
  3. Window sticker (if you purchased a BRAND NEW vehicle)
  4. Proof of address
  5. Proof of insurance
  6. If you have license plates you want to reuse on your new vehicle, bring the registration associated with those plates as well.
  7. Payment; cash, check or credit card (fees apply when using credit/debit cards) 

New to Kennebunk? Welcome!

Were you a Maine Resident but are now new to Kennebunk? Please bring the following:  

  1. Prior vehicle registration
  2. Proof of insurance 
  3. Current mileage
  4. Proof of physical address
  5. Payment; cash, check or credit card (fees apply when using credit/debit cards)

Did you live in another state but are now new to Kennebunk? Please bring the following:  

  1. Prior state vehicle registration
  2. Title if owned (OR) lien holder information
  3. Proof of insurance 
  4. Current mileage
  5. Proof of physical address
  6. Payment; cash, check or credit card (fees apply when using credit/debit cards)

What is Excise Tax?
Excise tax is an annual local town tax paid at the Town Hall where the owner of the vehicle resides. This tax is already included in your registration fees. Except for a few statutory exemptions, all vehicles registered in the State of Maine are subject to excise tax.