AUGUSTA, Maine — The town of Newburgh has recently launched Rapid Renewal, the Department of the Secretary of State’s online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations, Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced Friday.
Rapid Renewal is an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one online transaction. While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service has now grown to include 166 municipalities, and nearly 803,000 transactions have been processed.
The Rapid Renewal service is currently offered by cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantation’s two residents to more than 64,000 in Portland. Through Rapid Renewal, citizens are able to renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rapid Renewal may be accessed through www.sosonline.org, the secretary of state’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.