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Deadline of July 31 for registration of expired, new and/or transferred vehicles

Per the Gov. Janet Mills' executive order of May 26, 2020, municipalities are allowed to establish deadlines for registration of new vehicles, reregistration of all expired vehicles and transferred vehicles, providing that the municipality can accept payments online, by mail, by telephone, or in-person at the municipal office.

At the Town Council meeting June 8, 2020, Finance Director John Quartararo recommended that a deadline of July 31 be set for residents of Cape Elizabeth. Citizens may register/reregister their vehicles through the state's Rapid Renewal online option, over the phone or in-person at Town Hall via appointment. Last week citizens were able to register/renew registration in-person by appointment only, one person at a time. Beginning the week of June 15, the office will be able to schedule two appointments at one time.

Quartararo explained that the town staff has been working tirelessly and were overwhelmed last week with pent-up demand from citizens visiting the office to complete their registrations. A July 31 deadline would allow for a more reasonable demand of town employees. The Town Council approved the date 6-0.

The May 26 order amends a previous order issued May 12.

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  • John Quartararo, Finance Director
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    PO Box 6260
    Cape Elizabeth, ME
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