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, April 19
  • Town Office CLOSED - due to the Patriot's Day Holiday Monday, April 19
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 19  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, April 20
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, April 20  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (ZOOM) Tuesday, April 20  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve renewal Liquor License - The Castine Inn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library: Let’s Talk About It, Session 2 Tuesday, April 20  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://witherle.lib.me.us/events/lets-talk-about-it-session-2-2/

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Wednesday, April 21
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Wednesday, April 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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Friday, April 23
  • Town Floats Friday, April 23

    TheTown floats are scheduled, weather permitting, to go into the water on Friday,4/23rd. Acadia floats approximately a week later. 

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Saturday, April 24
  • Garden Club Clean Up Day Saturday, April 24 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    9AM - 12 noon
    Volunteers Needed

    Rain Date: Sunday, 4/25 from 12 noon - 3PM.

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Sunday, April 25
  • Garden Club Clean Up Rain DATE Sunday, April 25 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    12 Noon - 3PM
    Volunteers Needed

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Monday, April 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, April 26  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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Thursday, April 29