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Cape residents must have vehicles registered by June 11

Cape Elizabeth residents have until June 11, 2020 to reregister motor vehicles with lapsed registration.

An order issued by Gov. Janet Mills on May 12 requires residents living in towns participating in the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' online registration service (Rapid Renewal), or that process registrations in the town office, to have their registration up to date within 30 days of the order.

This is a significant change from Mills' March 23 order that registrations would be valid for 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency, said Cape Elizabeth Finance Director John Quartararo.

Although the town office is currently closed to the public, town staff is handling new registrations and registration renewals by mail and email, making Cape residents subject to the May 12 order. The town also participates in the Rapid Renewal service.

Customers wishing to renew registrations online may use Rapid Renewal, or contact the Tax Office for assistance, 207-799-0881. Town staff will also assist in processing new registrations during the COVID-19 emergency, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The town has made no changes to property tax policies other than defer interest on second-half payments until June 1, Quartararo said. [news article]

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  • John Quartararo, Finance Director
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    PO Box 6260
    Cape Elizabeth, ME
  • Business Hours: Mondays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.