Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426 

48 Morton Avenue Suite A Telephone (207)564-3318 Fax (207)564-3621
 
 
 
 
 
 

Motor Vehicle Registrations

Rapid Renewals
Rapid Renewals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note:  New motor vehicle registrations may not be processed after 3:30 PM (4:30 PM on Wednesdays.)  

 

 

(WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING)

 

Re-Registrations – (at the Town Office)

 

Previous YELLOW Registration (helpful but not necessary)

Current Insurance Card   

Current Mileage

 

New Registrations – (Dealer Sales) (NEW PLATES)

 

Customer Invoice (showing sale price and sales tax paid)

Application for Certificate of Title (BLUE)

Window Sticker if “NEW” vehicle

Current Insurance Card

Current Mileage

 

New Registrations – (Casual Sales) (NEW PLATES)

 

Title From Previous Owner  for 1995 vehicles and newer                

    ALL parties listed on the title as owner(s) must sign as the seller(s).

Lien Release If the title shows that there was a lien holder,

                the title must have the lien holders signature and date of release

                or a Certificate of Lien or Release of Lien form must be attached.

Bill of Sale  -  Complete with date of sale, description of vehicle –

                VIN#, Year, Make, Model, to whom sold, the amount of the sale,  name, address and signature of seller(s).

Current Insurance Card

Current Mileage

 

TRANSFERS  - PLATES AND EXCISE CREDIT TO NEW VEHICLE

 

In addition to above:

(YELLOW) Registration – is not required, but is helpful.  The previous plates may be used on the new vehicle.

      If time remains on the registration and you have *Totally Discontinued use of the vehicle; excise and registration credits may be applied to the new registration.

 

* Totally Discontinued Means (per Maine BMV) ~ the owner has permanently discontinued all use of the vehicle except for selling, transferring ownership of, junking or abandoning that vehicle. If the owner seeks to register that vehicle at a later date NO excise tax credits may be applied with respect to the registration of that vehicle OR any subsequent transfer of that vehicles registration.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If the vehicle you wish to transfer from has not been registered in our office we will need your most recent registration - otherwise we have no information to transfer. If you do not have that registration you may contact the municipal office that did the registration and have them fax a copy to us (564-3621).

 

SPECIAL SITUATIONS

 

There are many circumstances that require additional documents.

       Examples:  New Residents, Out-of-State Sales, Leased Vehicles,  Name Changes, Additions, Deletions, etc.  Please call our office if you need to know “what to bring”.

  

PLEASE NOTE:  Payments made at the Town Office are accepted  by cash, a check or money order made Payable to  “TOWN OF DOVER-FOXCROFT” or a credit or debit card (there is a $1.00 3rd Party Processing Fee on transactions $40.00 and LESS; there is a 2.5% 3rd Party Transaction Fee on transactions over $40.00).

 

 


HOW TO ESTIMATE THE COST OF YOUR

NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION

( BASIC INSTRUCTIONS )

(These are basic instructions only.  Some circumstances might result in a different method,

i.e. big trucks, campers, motorcycles, trailers, etc.)

 

EXCISE TAX

Excise tax is figured by obtaining the "MSRP”
(Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail  Price) (when the vehicle was new)

 

On a “NEW” vehicle the Dealer will provide you with the Monroney Label (window sticker).  The first year mill rate is .024.  Use the “bottom line price” and deduct the “delivery or destination charges”.  The Balance x .024 = first year excise tax amount.

           

Example:  New Model Ford Crown Victoria LX

 

 

Bottom line sticker price          

$28,255.00

 

Delivery charge

      -750.00

 

Total Net Price

$27,505.00

 

Multiply by 1st year mill rate            

        x .024

 

FIRST YEAR EXCISE TAX

     $660.12

 


On a “USED” vehicle

– you will need the MSRP which can be obtained from the previous owner’s registration, the original window sticker, or you may bring your paperwork into the Town Office for an estimate.

 

Excise tax is calculated by multiplying the mil rate by the MSRP

Mil Rates:

Year 1 = .024

Year 2 = .0175

Year 3 = .0135

Year 4 = .010

Year 5 = .0065

Year 6 = .004  (Excise "bottoms out" at year 6 - does not change again)

 

  

On TRANSFERS, you may use any available credit of excise already paid on a vehicle traded, sold or junked. The new vehicle will keep the same expiration date as the old vehicle.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Yearly Registration Fee  (passenger)

$35.00

Yearly Registration Fee (commercial)

determined per weight

 (over 6,000 GVW – fee schedule applies)

 

Transfer Registration Fee

    8.00

Agent Fee

4.00

Title Application Fee    

  33.00

Sales Tax (if applicable)        

  5.5% of sale price

                  

NOTE:  We are no longer able to give estimates for new registrations by telephone.  We will give estimates if all the paperwork and correct VIN#s are provided to us in the Town Office.

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