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Motor Vehicle Registration

The Surry Town Office does not carry plates

New Registrations:

  • The registrant must bring (from a dealer);
  • The title application.
  • Proof of insurance
  • Mileage
  • The registrant will ONLY pay excise tax in Surry and continue to the BMV (Ellsworth OR Blue Hill) to get plates and stickers

New Registration Transfers:

  • The registrant must bring (from a dealer) the title application. We will only need to see proof that sales tax has been paid.
  • Proof of insurance
  • Mileage
  • The town office will process the registration in it's entirety.

New Vehicles purchased from Private Owners:

  • The Town of Surry will only collect the excise tax
  • Forms will be issued (sales tax form, title application)
  • The registrant will continue to the BMV to pay sales tax and complete the registration.


  • There is no excise tax on trailers such as boat, utility, etc
  • If new, proceed to the BMV (Ellsworth or Blue Hill)
  • Re-registrations can be processed at the Surry Town office. Please bring the previous yellow registration
  • Please note: Camper Trailers are processed like a regular auto registration.

Re-registrations can be issued through the mail with the following items submitted to the town office.

  1. A copy of a valid insurance card
  2. Mileage
  3. A check or money order payable to: Surry Town Office
  4. A SASE to receive the registration
  5. A phone # in case of questions

For questions, please call 667-5912 or 667-5941