AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is pleased to announce that the Maine Boat Registration Renewal service (https://www.maine.gov/online/boat/) has reached a new milestone adding its 200th participating municipality. The City of Calais went live with the online service on May 16.
“The City of Calais is excited to offer the online boat registration renewal service to our boat owners,” said James Porter, City Manager. “The service allows users to register whenever and wherever it is convenient for them without the hassle of driving to the city hall during regular business hours or waiting in line.”
Boat Registration Renewal is an eCommerce service that allows citizens to conduct business with municipal and state government in one seamless online transaction. The service launched in 2009 with just over 100 municipal participants and has since been enthusiastically embraced by Mainers and non-residents who moor their boats in Maine, with more than 71,000 boats registered online to date. While municipal participation in Boat Registration Renewal is optional, the 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 66,000 in the City of Portland.
"Through Boat Registration Renewal online, residents and non-residents who boat in Maine can renew registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week," commented IF&W's Director of Licensing and Registration, Bill Swan. "This availability increases compliance with state and local registration laws and is a great convenience to boating enthusiasts throughout the state.”
Boat Registration Renewal was developed at no cost to taxpayers and was created in partnership with the state's digital government services provider, InforME and Maine’s Office of Information Technology. The service is part of the popular suite of online services currently available through Maine.gov (http://www.Maine.gov).
Boat Registration Renewal may be accessed through http://www.maine.gov/ifw/index.html, the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife site for online services. Municipal officials who would like more information about participating in Boat Registration Renewal are encouraged to contact InforME directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine.gov (http://www.Maine.gov) is the official Web portal of the State of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the State of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC, part of the NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
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