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, December 7
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 7  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 7  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 Monday, December 7  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    ·        Callto Order – Gordon MacArthur, Chair

    ·        Additions,deletions or corrections to the agenda

    ·        SignWarrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget vs. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, BankReconciliations and Excise Tax Collections

    ·        ApproveMinutes of previous meeting(s)

    ·        Business:

    1.   Appointmentsto various Town Boards/Committees

    2.   TownManager’s Report

    3.   OtherBusiness as Required

    ·        Communications

    ·        Acknowledgemembers of the public and address their requests, if any.

    ·        PastActions

    ·        SelectboardComments

    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 12/21/20 at 4PM; T/G Mtgs: Wednesday,12/16/20 at 8AM, if needed – Zoom Mtg]

    ·        Adjourn

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Thursday, December 10
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, December 10  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To review the following application: 

    1) Neil Middleton/Susan Allen; 11Mayo Point Rd, M25 L12; enclose existing deck between primary house and studioand construct a separate small shed.

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Monday, December 14
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 14  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 14  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, December 14  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, December 15
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, December 15  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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