AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maine’s Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the availability of a self-service interface that allows inspections station owners to order sheets of inspection stickers online. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.maine.gov/online/inspectionstickers.
The state of Maine requires that every vehicle, motorcycle, bus, and trailer undergo an annual safety inspection. Following the inspection, vehicles that meet Maine’s minimum safety standards receive a sticker denoting that the inspection was completed. Inspection stations must purchase sheets of stickers from the Department of Public Safety. Prior to the online service, this sale was completed through a mail-order form and/or a phone call to the inspections unit. Now, through a self-service online form, users can provide their inspection station information and view what sticker types are currently available to that station for purchase. Users can pay for sticker fees by Visa, MasterCard or American Express debit or credit cards. Completed orders are mailed to the address on file for the station within ten business days.
“The inspections unit processes sales of more than 1.3 million stickers per year. Manually processing these orders resulted in a significant workload for the inspections unit,” commented Lieutenant Bruce G. Scott. “In the short two months that this online service has been available, it has already reduced processing times, created efficiencies in the order process for staff freeing them up for other duties, and has allowed stations to get their stickers in hand much quicker than the mail-order process.”
Each license number has specific prerequisites that are automatically verified before starting the online sticker sale process. Those purchasing stickers online are required to provide an active inspection station license number and a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit/debit card.
The online service was developed at no cost to Maine taxpayers and was created by the Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the state’s digital government portal provider, InforME.
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