The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles will soon resume sending out notices to drivers with expired licenses and upcoming renewals, encouraging them to renew now rather than wait until the renewal grace period ends, which is currently set as August 9. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap encourages people to renew their licenses and state IDs ahead of the grace period deadline to avoid long waits and renewal delays.

The online license renewal service is available to most license and ID holders up to six months prior to the credential’s expiration date. The driver license vision test requirement is waived during this time to allow more people to use the online service.

Those who cannot use or access the online service should call the Bureau of Motor Vehicles License Services Division at 624-9000, extension 52114, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, when phone lines are open. Staff will process renewals over the phone whenever possible or set up in-person appointments at a local BMV branch as necessary.