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Maine’s Online Registration Renewal Service Reaches a New Milestone

August 20, 2018

GARLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 20, 2018--The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIF&W) announced that the online boat registration renewal service ( www.maine.gov/online/boat ), Maine’s online renewal service for boat registrations, has reached a new milestone adding its 220 th municipal location. The town of Garland went live with the service on August 10.

The boat registration renewal service allows residents or non-residents who moor their boat in Maine to renew their boat registration online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Payment for registration renewal fees and municipal excise tax fees is made in one seamless, secure transaction using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. While municipal participation is optional, the service is currently offered by cities and towns across Maine.

DIF&W oversees boat registrations for the state of Maine. Prior to the online service, boat owners were required to visit the department or their municipal office to complete this transaction. This made renewing a boat an inconvenience to boat owners as well as a strain on municipal and department staff resources. Available since 2009, 91,953 boat registrations have been renewed online.

The Boat Registration renewal service may be accessed through www.maine.gov/online/boat. Municipal officials who would like more information about participating are encouraged to contact InforME directly at info@informe.org.

The boat registration renewal was developed at no cost to tax payers and was created in partnership with the state’s digital government services provider, InforME. The service enhances the popular suite of online services available through www.Maine.gov.

About Maine.gov

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.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

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CONTACT: InforME/Maine.gov

Dan Andrews, 207-621-2600

General Manager

Dandrews@informe.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MAINE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OUTDOORS SAILING TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT MOBILE/WIRELESS STATE/LOCAL SPORTS

SOURCE: Maine.gov

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