Vehicle Registration

The Town of Oxford Is Now Online!

This online service makes it possible for you to renew your motor vehicle and trailer registrations online! You instantly are able to print a registration and in a few days your yellow registration and stickers will arrive in the mail. Also take advantage of signing up for email reminders to let you know when your registration is due to expire.

Motor Vehicle Registration

As an agent for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Town of Oxford is authorization by the State of Maine to process new registrations and registration renewals on most passenger and commercial vehicles.

Your registration may be processed or renewed in person at the Collections counter, located on the second floor of the Oxford Municipal Building. An elevator is available on the right hand side of the building.

The cost of your registration is determined by Excise Tax (see below), Registration Fee ($35.00 in most cases), Agent Fee ($3.00/$4.00), Title Fee on newly purchased vehicle by private sale ($33.00), and any additional specialty plate fees.

Excise Tax

Excise tax is paid to the municipality in which the individual or business registering the vehicle resides. The amount of tax that must be paid is determined by applying a mil rate to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the vehicle when it was new. The mil rate decreases annually until the vehicle is in its sixth model year, at which time the excise tax plateaus.

HOW MUCH IS THE EXCISE TAX?

The amount of tax is determined by two things: The age of the vehicle Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (“MSRP”)

HOW IS THE EXCISE TAX CALCULATED?

Excise tax is calculated by multiplying the MSRP by the mil rate as shown below. The rates drop back on January 1st of each year.

YEAR 1:   .0240 mil rate

YEAR 2:   .0175 mil rate

YEAR 3:   .0135 mil rate

YEAR 4:   .0100 mil rate

YEAR 5:   .0065 mil rate

YEAR 6:   .0040 mil rate

For example, the owner of a three year old motor vehicle with an MSRP of $19,500 would pay $263.25.

New residents

 If you are moving here from another state

  • current registration
  • title or lien holder information
  • Proof of insurance
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
  • Proof of residency
  • Payment  – Cash, Check or Credit Card (2.5% convenience fee added)

What You Need to Register a Vehicle

Registration Renewal

  • Current registration
  • Current mileage of vehicle
  • Proof of insurance
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment  – Cash, Check or Credit Card (2.5% convenience fee added)

In-State Dealer Sale/Lease

  • Blue Application for Title (vehicle year 1995 or newer)
  • Monroney (Window) Sticker (new vehicles only)
  • Invoice from dealer showing payment of Maine sales tax
  • Current mileage of vehicle
  • Proof of insurance
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment  – Cash, Check or Credit Card (2.5% convenience fee added)

Out-of-State Dealer Sale/Lease

  • Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) or title of the vehicle
  • Monroney (Window) Sticker (new vehicles only)
  • Bill of Sale of Lease Agreement
  • Proof of insurance
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment  – Cash, Check or Credit Card (2.5% convenience fee added)

Private Sale

  • Bill of Sale
    • Must include year, make, model, serial number, current mileage, date of sale, statement indicating the amount of the sale, and to whom the vehicle is being sold
    • Must be signed by the seller
  • Previous owner’s Original Title Certificate with printed name and address (vehicle year 1995 or newer)
    • Back side of title must be fully completed by the seller, showing who the vehicle is being sold to, current mileage, and date of sale
    • Must be signed by each individual listed on the front of the title
    • The title must be free of liens
  • Proof of insurance
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment  – Cash, Check or Credit Card (2.5% convenience fee added)

Sample of Specialty Plates Available

Additional charge of $20.00 upon initial registration – $15.00 each year after (except for Support Wildlife stays $20.00 per year).

Vanity Plates- $25.00 additional charge per year

Town Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thursday
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contact Information
P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
Phone: 207-539-4431
Fax: 207-539-4228
Our office will be closed on the following days

Monday, 01/01/2018 New Year’s Day
Monday, 01/15/2018 Martin Luther King Day
Monday, 02/19/2018 President’s Day
Monday, 04/16/2018 Patriot’s Day
Monday, 05/28/2018 Memorial Day
Wednesday, 07/04/2018 Independence Day
Monday, 09/03/2018 Labor Day
Monday, 10/08/2018 Columbus Day
Monday, 11/12/2018 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, 11/22/2018 Thanksgiving
Friday, 11/23/2018 Thanksgiving
Monday, 12/24/2018 Christmas
Tuesday, 12/25/2018 Christmas
All Days that Elections are held, June and November.

Topics of Interest

Tax Information

Employment Opportunities

Town Ordinances

Request For Proposal

Board of Selectmen Agendas and Minutes