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Maine is Replacing it's General Issue Chickadee Plate in 2025 - Here's How You Can Request to Keep Your Current Plate Number in Advance.

June 6th, 2024

Beginning May 1, 2025, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Agents will no longer issue license plates with the chickadee design. Anyone who currently has plates with the chickadee design will be required to obtain new plates when they renew their registration or obtain a new registration on or after May 1, 2025.  

This means municipalities, including Boothbay Harbor will be issuing a new plate when registrants with a chickadee plate renew their registrations.  For new registrations and renewals in the Passenger Class (PC) class code, registrants can choose:






Plate Reservations:

Beginning June 3, 2024, registrants who would like to keep their current chickadee plate numbers may reserve their plate number for a $25 one-time fee. This includes people with vanity, low digit, and National Guard (PC class code) plates. 

The BMV will be mailing postcards to registrants with active low digit, vanity, and National Guard plates in June, with information on how to reserve their plates. Registrants also may reserve if they simply like their current plate number.

Registrants may reserve their plate(s)

  1. Online throught he stand-alone reservation portal at online reserve my plate.
  2. Through a reservation process as part of the Rapid Renewal website.
  3. At your local town office.
  4. By mailing the Plate Reservation Application to 29 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 with "Attention Registrations".

Any further questions or for more information, please visit the Maine BMV's FAQ about Plate Reservations by clicking here.