Searsmont takes option to register autos online

Posted July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.

SEARSMONT, Maine -&nbspThe town has recently launched Rapid Renewal, the secretary of state’ s online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations.

Residents join the hundreds of thousands of Mainers who renew their vehicle registrations online, at any time of the day, from their homes or offices.

“Searsmont joins a long and still-growing list of Maine communities choosing to provide their residents with the convenience of Rapid Renewal,” said Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. “I encourage nonparticipating towns to follow Searsmont’ s lead. As budget-conscious municipal leaders seek new ways to provide efficient and convenient services, I’ m confident Rapid Renewal will eventually become available to everyone who wishes to use it.”

While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service allowing people to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one seamless online transaction now includes more than 125 municipalities, and over a quarter-million transactions have been processed.

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 may contact the Department of the Secretary of State at 626-8400 or at sos.office@maine.gov.

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