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How to Get a Maine Motorcycle License


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To apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement in Maine, you’ll need to:

  • Visit the Maine BMV office.
  • Complete an application.
  • Provide proof of your identification, residency, and legal presence.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pay the required application fees.
  • Complete an approved motorcycle safety training course and pass the tests OR complete the course and pass the road test with the BMV.

For the first 60 days after receiving your motorcycle license, you cannot ride with any passengers.

You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a motorcycle license in Maine. If you are under 18 years old, you’ll need to complete Driver’s Education before you take a motorcycle training course.

Please visit https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/ for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to Maine

If you’ve recently moved to Maine, you can transfer your out-of-state motorcycle license or endorsement. To do so:

  • Visit your local BMV office within 30 days of moving to Maine and establishing residency.
  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Complete the application and provide proof of your identity, residency, and legal presence. 
  • Pay the required application fees.
  • Pass an eye exam.
  • Pass the Maine motorcycle written exam, if necessary.

If your out-of-state motorcycle license/endorsement is valid you typically will not need to pass a road test or complete another motorcycle safety course.

Once you’ve received your motorcycle license, be sure to come back to MotorcycleZombies.com to learn how to title and register a motorcycle in Maine.

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