Press release

Maine’s Rapid Renewal Service Welcomes 250th Municipal Participant

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The Maine Department of the Secretary of State, in partnership with
InforME, celebrated the town of Thomaston becoming the 250th
municipality to launch Rapid Renewal, Maine’s online vehicle
registration renewal service.

Rapid Renewal is an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct
business with municipal government and state government in one seamless
online transaction. Since its launch in December 2000, the service has
processed more than 1.7 million renewal transactions for residents from
across the state of Maine. 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.

“Residents have asked about Rapid Renewal in the past,” said Kara
George, Town Clerk. “I am excited to expand our service offerings with
InforME and be able to offer this convenient method to renew vehicle
registrations to residents.”

Rapid Renewal may be accessed through,
the Secretary of State’s site for online services. Residents of the
municipalities that offer Rapid Renewal can continue to visit the town
office to pay in person, but also have the option of conducting these
transactions online. 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

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