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.

 

News and Events

Town Calendar

Tuesday, November 20
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up 7:00 am at  
Thursday, November 22
  • Town Office & Transfer Station CLOSED - Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 23
  • Town Office & Transfer Station CLOSED - Thanksgiving Holiday
Sunday, November 25
  • Flying Santa 10:25 am at   Fort George
Monday, November 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
Tuesday, November 27
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
Wednesday, November 28
  • Castine Town Band Christmas Concert 7:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine
Monday, December 3
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
  • German Christmas Horn Concert: Remembering the Hessians at Fort George 3:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Church
  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg 4:00 pm at   Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Tuesday, December 4
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up 7:30 am at  
Wednesday, December 5
  • School board meeting 3:00 pm at   Adams School
Friday, December 7
  • Holly Berry Fair 4:00 pm at   Emerson Hall
Monday, December 10
  • MMA Final Exam Week
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
  • A Castine Christmas Celebration 7:00 pm at   Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Tuesday, December 11
  • MMA Final Exam Week
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
Wednesday, December 12
  • MMA Final Exam Week
  • MMA Holiday Open House 3:30 pm at   Leavitt Hall
  • MMA / Sodexo's Holiday Dinner 4:30 pm at   MMA Dining Hall
Thursday, December 13
  • MMA Final Exam Week
  • Adams School Winter Concert 5:30 pm at   Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Friday, December 14
  • MMA Final Exam Week
Saturday, December 15
  • MMA Winter Break Begins
Monday, December 17
  • 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   Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Tuesday, December 18
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up 7:30 am at