Maine Driver’s License Status

Online

You can get the driving records online with a couple of clicks. However, it is essential to know that you need to provide the License Number of an individual, name & date of birth of an individual, a valid credit card and a printer. The credit cards that you can use are Visa as well as Mastercard/Discover.

Fees

For a 3-Year Record, you will need to pay $7.00, and for a 10-Year Record, you will need to pay $12.00.If you have some doubts or problems with using online service, you can be free to contact the BMV Driver License Information Unit at (207) 624-9000 ext. 52116 and they will help you resolve the problem. On the other hand, If you need a technical assistance, you contact InforME at (207) 621-2600 or send them an email: info@informe.org.

How to Read a Record

Before everything, it is recommendable that you check the rules of Regarding Demerit Points. For instance, there is a specific rule for the people whose license is suspended for three times in the last three years. They won’t get the permission to use their vehicle for 120 days. We recommend you check all the details on the link attached above.

License Status Codes:

  • A: Active
  • X: Pending Suspension
  • S: Suspended
  • C: Cancelled
  • I: Deceased
  • D: Deleted
  • R: Revoked
  • V: Voluntary Surrender

License Class Codes:

  • 1: A – Combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more lbs. and if the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • 2: B – Single Unit vehicle with a GVWR or registered weight of 26,001 lbs or such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR, not in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • 3: C- Passenger Vehicles
  • 4: C CDL – Carries hazardous material, tanker, and/or passenger bus endorsement.

Restriction Codes:

  • B: Corrective lenses must be worn
  • C: Mechanical Aid
  • D: Prosthetic Aid
  • E: No Manual Transmission equipped CMV
  • F: Outside Mirrors
  • G: Limit to Daylight Only
  • H: Limited to Employment
  • I: Limited – other
  • 2: Driver Improvement
  • 3: Geographical
  • 4: Moped Only
  • 5: Motorcycle Operation Only
  • J: Other
  • 6: Conditional License
  • 7: Ignition Interlock
  • K: CDL Intrastate Only
  • L: No Air Brakes equipped CMV
  • M: No Class A passenger vehicle
  • N: No Class A and B passenger vehicle
  • O: No Tractor-Trailer CMV
  • P: No passengers in CMV bus
  • V: Medical Variance
  • W: Farm Waiver
  • X: No cargo in CMV tank vehicle
  • Z: No Full air brake equipped CMV

Endorsement Codes:

  • H: Hazardous Materials
  • L: Motorcycle
  • N: Tank Vehicle
  • O: Other
  • 2: Military Active Duty
  • 3: School Bus 15 passengers or less including driver
  • P: Passenger (Bus) Vehicle
  • S: School bus carrying over 15 passengers
  • T: Double/Triple Trailer
  • X: Comb. Tank Hazardous Materials

For credentials issued before July 8, 2015:

Restriction Codes:

  • A: Corrective Lenses
  • B: Daylight Operation
  • C: Driver Improvement
  • D: Motorcycle
  • G: Geographical
  • M: Medication
  • Q: Conditional License
  • R: Moped
  • S: Special Equipment
  • V: CDL Medical Variance
  • W: Operation of Vehicles equipped with air brakes not allowed
  • Z: Ignition Interlock

Endorsement Codes:

  • H: Hazardous Materials
  • I: Motorcycle
  • K: Valid until 30 days after discharge from armed services
  • N: Tank Vehicle
  • P: Passenger (Bus) Vehicle
  • S: School bus carrying over 15 passengers
  • T: Double/Triple Trailer
  • X: Comb. Tank Hazardous Materials
  • Z: School Bus 15 passengers or less including driver

Driving Record Sample

There are two types of driving records. You can choose between getting a copy of a 3-years and a 10-year driver history record. Samples of both records, you can find here.

By Phone

The service does not offer a certified record, so if you want to get a certified driving record contact the BMV at 207-624-9000, ext 52116.

In Person

Visit the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles office, and you should expect to pay a certain fee. Some of the locations are temporarily closed, so you can check the list of DMV locations you can visit.

By Mail

First, you should complete the necessary written request with the following information including name, DOB, type of driving record (you can choose a 3-year, 10-year, and a certified record), and driving history information (revocation, suspensions, accidents, etc.).

After that, you need to add a check or money order payable to the Secretary of State, in order to pay a fee for the request. Mail to the BMV at the following address:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Services Division, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0029.

Suspensions and Revocations

Reinstatement fees, as well as court fees, need to be paid before the reinstatement of the driver’s license. The fees do not apply only to medical suspensions. There are two options for paying their reinstatement fees, at any branch office or by telephone. You should know that you need to have a valid Visa or MasterCard prepared in order to pay the fees over the phone. Paying by mobile unit location is not an available option.

You can call the BMV or send them an email if you have any question about suspension and revocation of driver’s license. The mail address is Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Services Division, 29 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0029, Telephone: (207) 624-9000, TTY Users Call Maine relay 711

In the request, you need to provide information such as your name, date of birth, and current address and specify the type of information you are requesting in the necessary section.

For requesting a copy of the suspension or revocation letter, you need to include the date and fee of $10.00. Despite this, you need to include the fax number and payment of the $2.00 fee if you want to get the requested information by fax. There is an additional fee of $1.00 for a certified copy of the record.

What is the difference between a suspension and a revocation?

In other words, the suspension of a driver’s license means that driver’s privileges are temporarily taken away. Revocation of a driver’s license refers to the termination of a driver’s license privilege.

Types of suspensions relating to point accumulation, convictions, and adjudications

The Secretary of State adopted „The Maine Point System“ in order to identify the reckless and negligent drivers. The purpose of the points is to allow suspension of the license privilege of any person who is incompetent to operate a motor vehicle, who is a reckless or negligent operator, or has been convicted.

Suspension for incompetence

The person who is incompetent to operate a motor vehicle has physical, mental, or emotional impairments. That person can be suspended without a hearing.

Suspension periods for designated convictions or adjudications

A person’s license can be suspended for 90 days if the person passes a roadblock or eluding a police officer.

If the person operates a motor vehicle after the suspension, the person can be suspended for 60 days.

The person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle can be suspended for 30 days, for the following failures: failure to stop for a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident (bodily injury), operating alone on a permit, operating a motor vehicle without a license (crime), passing a stopped school bus, exceeding posted speed by at least 30 miles per hour, altering a driver’s license or registration certificate, loaning a driver’s license, unlawful use of a driver’s license, displaying a suspended license, falsifying an application for a registration certificate or driver’s license, or giving false information to a police officer.

The suspension period for demerit point accumulation

Accumulated points for convictions and adjudications will be erased from the record when that convection or adjudication becomes one year old.

If the person has 12 demerit points on the driving record within one year, that person’s privilege to operate will be suspended for a period of up to 15 days.

120 days suspension

If the person’s privilege to drive has been suspended three times within three years, that person will get a further suspension for a period up to 120 days.

Defensive driving course credits

There is one three-point credit that a person can get for the successful completion of a driver improvement course. This can be given only once in twelve months and after one year the credit of points will be erased.

Violation free credits

The person who does not have any convictions, adjudications, suspensions, or revocations during a year will be awarded one violation-free credit at the end of the year. However, the reward can[‘t be bigger than four violation-free credits.

Hearing

Every person whose license and driving privilege has been suspended can request a hearing.