The southern Aroostook County town of Sherman has launched Rapid Renewal, the Department of the Secretary of State's online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations. 

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says Rapid Renewal is an e-commerce service allowing citizens to conduct business with municipal government and state government in one seamless online transaction.


While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service has now grown to 215 municipalities and has seen more than 1.3 million transactions processed to date. The Town of Sherman will accept payments via e-check and credit card.

The Rapid Renewal service is currently offered by cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantation's three citizens to more than 64,000 in Portland.  Sherman has a population of just under 900.

Dunlap says citizens are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sherman Post Office/Maine Encyclopedia

Rapid Renewal may be accessed through the Secretary of State's site for online services.

Municipal officials who would like more information about participating in Rapid Renewal are encouraged to contact Maine Department of the Secretary of State at 626-8400 or by email at .