Maine Revised Statutes

§405. Expiration dates

1. Automobile, truck, truck tractor, motor home, moped, semitrailers not exceeding a gross vehicle weight of 2,000 pounds, special mobile equipment, tractor and camp trailer registration.  Registration for an automobile, truck, truck tractor, motor home, moped, semitrailer not exceeding a gross vehicle weight of 2,000 pounds, special mobile equipment, tractor and camp trailer is as follows.
A. A registration expires on the last day of the month one year from the month of issuance. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. When an application is made after the registration for the previous year has expired, the term of the renewal begins on the month of the issuance of the previous registration. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. A person who has a fleet of 5 or more motor vehicles may petition the Secretary of State for a common expiration date of all vehicle registrations. [2001, c. 671, §5 (AMD).]
[ 2011, c. 167, §1 (AMD); 2011, c. 167, §7 (AFF) .]
2. Other vehicles.  All vehicles not governed by subsection 1 have registration periods from March 1st to the last day of February of the next calendar year.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Early display of plates.  A number plate or suitable device furnished for the next registration period may be displayed on the first day of the month in which the current registration expires.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Emergency.  The Secretary of State may extend the expiration date of a registration under emergency conditions.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 2001, c. 361, §7 (AMD). 2001, c. 361, §38 (AFF). 2001, c. 671, §5 (AMD). 2005, c. 577, §9 (AMD). 2011, c. 167, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 167, §7 (AFF).

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