AUGUSTA, Maine — The town of Hancock has recently launched Rapid Renewal, the Maine secretary of state’s online service for renewing vehicle registrations.

Through Rapid Renewal, residents are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24/7. Rapid Renewal may be accessed through, the Secretary of State’s site for online services.

While municipal participation in Rapid Renewal is optional, the service has now grown to include 154 municipalities and nearly 675,000 transactions have been processed, according to Secretary of State Charlie Summers.

Municipal officials who would like more information about participating in Rapid Renewal are encouraged to contact the secretary of state’s office at 626-8400 or by email at