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Revenue

The Revenue Division's responsibilities include property tax collection and processing, vehicle registration, hunting and fishing licenses, boat launch permitsand parking tickets. 

We are not accepting online payments at this time.

Property Tax Bills

Residents may view their Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills online by visiting the Scarborough Self Service web site. Click the link below to visit the site.


Motor Vehicle Registration

As an agent for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Town of Scarborough is authorization by the State of Maine to process new registrations and registration renewals on most passenger and commercial vehicles.

Your registration may be processed or renewed in person at the Revenue counter, located on the main floor of the Scarborough Municipal Building. 

Excise Tax

Excise tax is paid to the municipality in which the individual or business registering the vehicle resides. The amount of tax that must be paid is determined by applying a municipality's mil rate to the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the vehicle when it was new. The mil rate decreases annually until the vehicle is in its sixth model year, at which time the excise tax plateaus.

New Residents

If you are new to Scarborough, you must show proof of residency when you register your vehicle. Click the link below to view a list of acceptable documents you may present to prove your residency.

Online Renewal

Most motor vehicle and trailer registrations may be renewed online via the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles Rapid Renewal web site.

Maine Rapid Renewal [Exit Site]

What You Need to Register a Vehicle

Registration Renewal

  • Current registration
  • Current mileage of vehicle
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

In-State Dealer Sale/Lease

  • Blue Application for Title (vehicle year 1995 or newer)
  • Monroney (Window) Sticker (new vehicles only)
  • Invoice from dealer showing payment of Maine sales tax
  • Current mileage of vehicle
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Out-of-State Dealer Sale/Lease

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) or title of the vehicle
  • Monroney (Window) Sticker (new vehicles only)
  • Bill of Sale of Lease Agreement
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Private Sale

  • Bill of Sale
    • Must include year, make, model, serial number, current mileage, date of sale, statement indicating the amount of the sale, and to whom the vehicle is being sold
    • Must be signed by the seller
  • Previous owner's Original Title Certificate with printed name and address (vehicle year 1995 or newer)
    • Back side of title must be fully completed by the seller, showing who the vehicle is being sold to, current mileage, and date of sale
    • Must be signed by each individual listed on the front of the title
    • The title must be free of liens
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

ATV, Snowmobile, and Watercraft Registration

Online Renewal

Most ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft registrations may be renewed online via the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife vehicle registration web site.

Maine Rapid Renewal [Exit Site]

ATV Registration

Dealer Sale

  • Proof of Warrantee from dealer
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Private Sale

  • Bill of sale
    • Must include year, make, model, serial number, current mileage, date of sale, statement indicating the amount of the sale, and to whom the vehicle is being sold
  • Maine registration numbers, if any, that appear on the side of the vessel
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Snowmobile Registration

Dealer Sale

  • Proof of Warrantee from dealer
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Private Sale

  • Bill of sale
    • Must include cost of machine, year, make, model, and vin #
  • Maine registration numbers, if any, that appear on the side of the cowling
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Watercraft Registration

Dealer Sale

  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Private Sale

  • Bill of sale
    • Must include year, make, model, serial number, current mileage, date of sale, statement indicating the amount of the sale, and to whom the vehicle is being sold
  • Maine registration numbers, if any, that appear on the side of the vessel
  • Payment - check or credit card (convenience fee will be added to credit transactions)

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased online using the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife MOSES web site.    

Finance Office
Revenue

Scarborough Municipal Building Upper Level, Room 212
 
259 U.S. Route 1 / P.O. Box 360 
Scarborough, ME 04074-0360
Phone: (207) 730-4010
Fax: (207) 730-4015



Revenue Staff

Lisa Saulle
Deputy Tax Collector / Treasurer & Customer 
Service Manager
Phone: (207) 730-4010
Email: l...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Barbara Fagnant
Excise Agent / Department of Inland Fisheries Agent
Phone: (207) 730-4010
Email: b...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Liz Hernandez
Account Clerk
Phone: (207) 730-4010
Email: e...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Cheryl Plowman
Account Clerk
Phone: (207) 730-4010
Email: s...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Sandy Sullivan
Account Clerk
Phone: (207) 730-4010
Email: s...@ci.scarborough.me.us