Network upgrades will cause half-day closures of motor vehicle offices; in Rockland, Feb. 13

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:15am

AUGUSTA - The 13 branch offices of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed for half days on various dates throughout February and March, to allow for computer and phone system upgrades. BMV branch closures are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., allowing customers an opportunity to conduct business at the branch on the same day, from 1 p.m. until it closes at 4:30 p.m.

The upgrades are part of the State of Maine Office of Information Technology Maine Network Modernization Project, which is to improve wireless security and networking equipment, as well as upgrade all telephones to VOIP. The entire State of Maine Wide Area Network is in the process of being upgraded by OIT and encompasses more than 390 sites. The work will result in infrastructure improvements that will allow for easier upgrades in the future, improved ability to bypass outage points, and better security overall.


(8 a.m.-1 p.m.) 

23 Washington St.
Tuesday, Feb. 12

360 Old County Road
Wednesday, Feb. 13

65 Lincoln Ave.

Thursday, Feb. 14


125 Main St.
Wednesday, Feb. 20


22 School St.
Thursday, Feb. 21


14 Access Highway
Tuesday, Feb. 26


1129 Union St.
Wednesday, Feb. 27


36 Mollison Way
Thursday, Feb. 28


200 Expedition Drive
Tuesday, March 5


63 Portland Road
Tuesday, March 12

456 Main St.
Wednesday, March 13


Augusta and Portland

The Department of the Secretary of State will post updates and reminders about the closure dates on its social media accounts, @MESecofState on Twitter and “Maine Department of the Secretary of State” on Facebook. Customers can also call the main office to check on the closure dates and times, at 207-626-8400. For more information about the Maine Network Modernization Project, please contact David Heidrich, OIT director of communications, in the Office of the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services via email or by phone: (207) 624-7800.