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

Sunday, June 20
  • Wilson Museum Members Reception Sunday, June 20

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

    1920s Speakeasy

    Break out the beaded jewelry, feathers, and bowties because we are going back to the 1920s to celebrate the founding of the Wilson Museum on this day 100 years ago. Enjoy delicious food prepared by the Tarr family and “speakeasy” antics at the bar with Mark and Kelly Sawyer of MarKel’s Bakehouse. In addition to the frolic and fun, guests will have a first-hand look at the newly updated booklet on the Wilson Museum. Not yet a member? Register on our membership page, or call the main office (326-9247), for the membership level that’s right for you: students ($15), individuals ($25), families ($40), and life members ($500).

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  • Castine Town Band Sunday, June 20  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Town Common, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Monday, June 21
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, June 21  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (In-Person & Zoom) Monday, June 21  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    In-Person & Zoom Mtg.

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Tuesday, June 22
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, June 22  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Wednesday, June 23
Saturday, June 26
Monday, June 28
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 28  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, June 28  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, June 28  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Tuesday, June 29
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, June 29  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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