How do I register my vehicle on-line?
Go to http://www.sosonline.org and follow the screen directions for Rapid Renewal. You can only renew a registration online, you cannot register a vehicle for the first time online. You will need the following information in order to renew online:
- the MVR-3 form from your current registration (your yellow registration form)
- your current mileage
- your proof of insurance
- a credit card or e-check for payment
- a printer
Where do I get a dump permit?
Dump permits are now administered by the Public Works Department on North Street. This card is automatically replenished on July 1st of each year. Usage is tracked electronically and the account is updated accordingly. You can request a card at the public works site: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/index.shtml
Who do I make my check payable to?
City of Saco
What is an SR-22?
This is a financial responsibility form that needs to be completed if you have ever been stopped for a traffic violation and did not have vehicle insurance. You would be notified by the State of Maine if this form was required to be completed.
What is the phone number to the Transfer Station?
Does the city accept credit or debit cards, and will there be a charge?
If you pay in person at City Hall, we can process debit card and credit card payments. Debit card transactions are processed as a credit card. We accept all major credit cards. The credit cards fees are passed onto the customers. The current rate is 2.5% or a minimum of $1.00 per transaction.
If you are paying online, you can now pay your real estate property tax bill (for your home, your land, etc), your personal property tax bill (for your business equipment), or your sewer bill, with a credit card or an e-check. Please note that the credit card fees charged for these transactions vary by dollar amount being paid on average 2.5%, while the e-check charge is a $3 flat fee. All such fees associated with these online payments are collected by the service provider and not the City of Saco.
Does the city have license plates at City Hall?
As of May 1, 2006, we are able to issue many types of motor vehicle license plates for the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for new registrations, and we continue to be able to re-register expiring registrations, as well as transfer active plates to new vehicles. Please note that among the plate types we cannot issue, vanity plates still must be ordered through BMV but those can now be ordered online at http://www.sosonline.org. When you come to pay your excise in order to be able to register a new vehicle, you can determine if the plate types we offer will work for you.
What is an excise tax?
A tax that is paid to the community you live in when registering a new or used motor vehicle.
Do you take sewer payments at City Hall?
No, we no longer take payments at City Hall. Please mail payment to 93 Industrial Park Rd, Saco ME 04072 or go to https://www.mygovnow.com/vClerkEUB/mewater/jsp/Edifice/utilitybilling/login.jsp
What are the City Hall office hours?
Monday thru Thursday - 8:30-5:00
Friday - 7:30-4:00
Where are you located?
300 Main Street
Can I have my insurance card faxed over to City Hall?
Yes - our fax number is (207)282-8202 or email InsTaxVet@sacomaine.org
If I'm registering a new vehicle, can I do everything in Saco or do I have to go to a Motor Vehicle branch office?
In most cases, you can do everything here to register a new vehicle. However, if you are under suspension to operate a motor vehicle or are required by the State of Maine to file an SR-22 form, then you will not be able to complete the entire process right here in Saco and will have to go to Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
What you will need to bring in to City Hall to register your new vehicle depends on where your new vehicle was purchased, from whom it was purchased and what paperwork the seller or you have already completed. When in doubt, bring everything related to the new vehicle that you have (such as a blue Title application, green dealer's certificate, proof of insurance, the window sticker aka Monroney Label, your prior registration, a bill of sale, prior owner's title, Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, any lien holder information or lien release information). Please call us if you are not sure what to bring, so we do not have to send you home to get the necessary documentation.
Where do I pay my parking tickets?
At City Hall in person or by mail.
Are we going to have large item trash pick up?
No, the city does not provide this service. We offer disposal at the Saco Transfer Station for large items.
Why can't I get a credit on my excise tax if I still own my old car?
We are not permitted by the State of Maine to give credit on registrations if you maintain possession of your older vehicle.
Are taxes going up next year?
We will not know that until the budget is approved at the beginning of June each year. This is a decision made by the City Council when approving the budget.
Why do I have to register my dog?
The State of Maine wants to try to assure that all dogs that roam have had their rabies vaccine.
Dogs must be licensed on or before Jan. 1st of each year. The City Clerk's office may issue licenses for the following year after October 15th. A $25.00 late fee, in addition to the licensing fee, will be required after Jan. 30th. Should the name of an owner of an unlicensed dog appear on the Dog Warrant, on April 1st, the Animal Control Officer will give the owner an opportunity to license their pet. The owner will be required to pay a $10.00 late fee in addition to the licensing fee. Should the owner disregard the request, the Animal Control Office may issue a summons requiring the owner to appear in court.
When are taxes due?
Property taxes are due on the second Friday of August and the second Friday of February. More information about taxes may be found at the Assessor's Department: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/assessor/index.shtml
What types of payments do you take at City Hall?
If you pay in person at City Hall, we accept all major credit cards, cash or checks.
Where do I mail my check?
Checks should be mailed to:
City of Saco
300 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072