Warren launches Rapid Renewal for vehicle registrations

Posted:  Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:15am

AUGUSTA — The Town of Warren has launched Rapid Renewal, the Department of the Secretary of Stat's online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations.

Rapid Renewal is an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one seamless online transaction.

While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service has now grown to 247 municipalities and has seen more than 1,669,603 transactions processed to date, according to a Maine.gov news release.

The Town of Warren will accept payments via e-check and credit card. Residents can continue to visit the town office to pay in person, but now also have the option of conducting these transactions online.

Rapid Renewal is currently offered by cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantatio's three citizens to more than 64,000 in Portland.

Through Rapid Renewal, citizens can quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to the release.

Rapid Renewal may be accessed through https://www.maine.gov/sos/online_services/index.html , the Secretary of State' site for online services.

Municipal officials who would like more information about participating in Rapid Renewal are encouraged to contact the Department of the Secretary of State at 626-8400 or by email at sos.office@maine.gov .