New Pine Tree License Plates

The current standard issue plate – the chickadee plate – has been in use in Maine for almost 25 years. Many plates are peeling and unreadable, which is a public safety issue. Starting May 1, 2025, when a customer registers or re-registers their vehicle, they’ll receive the new Pine Tree Plates.

Starting June 3 2024, customers will be able to reserve their current plate number, including vanity and low-digit plates. Reserving a plate number sequence will cost $25.

Customers will have a few options for how to complete their reservation:
• When using Rapid Renewal to renew their vehicle’s registration
• Through an online portal at maine.gov/online/reservemyplate
• At a branch office or Town Hall
• By mailing in a paper form, which will be available at municipal offices and our website at maine.gov/sos/bmv/forms