You May Have To Register Your Maine Vehicle Now Or Get A Ticket
On October 19th, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed another Executive Order concerning vehicle registrations.
If your inspection sticker is outdated at this point or if you've purchased a new vehicle lately, you may want to review the Order that was signed on the 19th before you end up getting a ticket.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an excessive amount of confusion when it comes to things like paying taxes and registering cars and trucks, and it looks like when it comes to registrations there's still a few different scenarios.
Here's what we know after reviewing the newly signed 15 FY 20/21 Executive Order ourselves.
Vehicles purchased between January 1st through March 15th, 2020 and vehicles with registrations that expired before March 15th must be registered immediately.
Vehicles purchased between March 15th through May 31st, 2020 and vehicles with registrations that expired during that period must be registered no later than Dec. 18th, 2020 (60 days from the signing of the new Executive Order).
Vehicles purchased between June 1st through September 30th, 2020 and vehicles with registrations that expired during that period will have to be registered no later than Feb. 16th, 2021. (120 days from the signing of the new Executive Order).
Vehicles purchased on or after October 1st and vehicles with registrations that have expired this month should be registered before the end of this month or following the expiration of their temporary plates.