How do I register a car?

Automobile registrations are valid for one year.

New Registration: When a car is purchased, whether through a dealership or private sale, the Castine Town Office can process and issue plates unless a vanity plate is desired. You will need:

  • Vehicle information (year, make, model, VIN number)
  • A signed title if the vehicle is 1995 or newer or a Title Application (light blue) from a dealership
  • A bill of sale or previous registration form
  • Proof of insurance
  • Current mileage
  • Fee for excise tax and applicable registration fees. The Town accepts cash, checks or credit/debits cards (subject to a 2.5% merchant fee).

Renewal Registration: Proof of insurance, current mileage, and payment of excise tax and fees is required.

Vanity Plates: If you wish to have vanity plates on your vehicle, you will have to FIRST come to the Castine Town Office to pay excise tax. You will be issued an excise tax receipt which you would then submit to a State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles Branch (locations in Bangor and Ellsworth) to complete the transaction.

 

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 20
  • Town Office CLOSED 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Curbside Trash pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg 4:00 pm at   67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Thank You Party for Tom & Nancy of the Manor Inn 5:30 pm at   Castine Golf Club
Tuesday, May 21
  • Town Office CLOSED 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Curbside Recycling pick-up 7:30 am at  
Wednesday, May 22
  • T/G Mtg 8:00 am at  
Saturday, May 25
  • Annual Plant Sale 9:30 am at   Emerson Hall
Monday, May 27
  • Town Office CLOSED - Memorial Day Holiday 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Adams School CLOSED for Memorial Day
  • Memorial Day Parade 10:00 am at   Court Street Cemetery Access Road, Castine, Maine
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
Tuesday, May 28
  • Curbside Trash pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
Wednesday, May 29
  • Adams School Art Show
Thursday, May 30
  • Adams School Play 6:00 pm at  
Saturday, June 1
  • 15 Sea Street Bar & Grill Grand Opening