Motorists in Maine can now easily update their address and physical attributes when obtaining a duplicate license or renewing a license using the driver-license renewal online service, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced on Thursday, Oct.6.
This new option, which also applies to ID cards, became available Oct. 5. Previously, the online renewal service was not available to those who wanted to update their address, height, weight, or hair color.
Class C licenses, which are issued to noncommercial drivers, are valid for six years. The online renewal service is available to any Maine licensed driver with an active motor-vehicle license or motorcycle license, and any holder of an ID card.
The online renewal service is not available if:
– One’s privilege to operate is suspended or revoked
– One hold a commercial driver’s license
– One holds a driver’s license from another state
– One has not provided proof of legal presence to the BMV
– One has not previously provided proof of residency to the BMV
– One has changed his or her name since last renewal
– One has developed a medical condition, or an existing medical condition has changed since last renewal
– One needs an eye exam. (Vision screenings are required at the first license renewal after attaining age 40, at every second renewal after that, and at every license renewal after attaining age 62.)
The driver-license renewal online service requires the purchase of a renewal or duplicate license, or an ID card. Motorists who wish to update their information without obtaining a new card can simply call or stop in to their local Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The state of Maine partners with InforME, the Information Resource of Maine, for administration of its online services.