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Register a Vehicle / Boat / Trailer

Learn about how to register or renew the registration for a vehicle, boat, and / or trailer.

I have a new car and need to register it:

If you purchased the vehicle from a Maine Licensed Dealer, then you will need the window sticker (if the car is brand new), a Title Application Form (usually blue), a Dealer Certificate (usually green), proof of insurance and the current mileage. Bring all of these items to the Treasury Office to pay the excise tax.

If you purchased the vehicle in a private sale, then you will need the prior title (if the vehicle is a 1995 or newer) signed by the previous owner listing you as the purchaser, a dated bill of sale that clearly identifies the vehicle, including the vehicle identification number, the seller's name, your name as the purchaser and the sale price, proof of insurance and current mileage. Please note that the City does not complete private sale registrations so after paying the excise tax you will need to go to the State of Maine Department of Motor Vehicles located in the Airport Mall on Union Street. The State will require you to fill out a new title application and a sales form. Both of these forms are available in the Treasury Office for your convenience.

I want to renew my registration:

As a convenience for Bangor residents, car registrations can be handled online through Rapid Renewal.

You will need your current valid registration, current mileage and insurance information.

You may also visit the Treasury Office, located on the first floor of City Hall, from 8 AM 4:30 PM, Monday Friday.