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It’s Official

January 10th, 2014

Well, I guess we’re finally official Maine residents, we went and switched our license plates to Maine plates yesterday.  It’s a lot of paperwork here in Maine, there are forms to fill out by hand with carbon copies – CRAZY – I haven’t seen those since doing paperwork in Colombia 10 years ago.
License plates
It’s all rather a lot of work here in Maine, there’s excise tax to pay at the town, registration fees, you also have get an inspection as well. It’s also not done according to birthdays either, so your plates need renewed whenever you got them originally. In Ohio, it’s all done according to birthdays, so you know your plates expire on your birthday, so much easier to remember.  You can also renew on-line, and for 2 years if you want in Ohio, and they send you a letter in the mail telling you it’s time. It’s definitely not a streamlined process here in Maine, a little old fashioned I suppose.  I fell sorry for the town clerks that have to do so much paperwork every year for car registrations!  Perhaps it’s only Ohio that streamlined and easy, maybe other states are just like Maine.

What’s the car registration process like in your state? 

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.