AUGUSTA — The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Bangor branch is moving to 396 Griffin Road, Suite 202. To allow for the move, the Bangor branch will be closed on January 27 and 28, and reopening in the new location on January 31.
All other BMV branches will be open on those dates to provide immediate service.
“The new branch location will allow our dedicated staff to better serve the public, and provide a healthier office environment for workers and the public,” said Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. “The lobby is bigger to allow for greater physical distancing with more natural light and amenities including more accessible parking.”
“Bangor is our highest volume BMV branch, serving nearly 47,000 customers in 2021,” said Deputy Secretary of State and head of the BMV Cathie Curtis. “With this new space and more parking spaces we’ll be better able to serve those Mainers on everything from license renewals to road tests.”
The landlord for the new location is Bangor-based Cabrel Company. The BMV office is located in the northeast corner of the building, which had previously held an office for the Department of Health and Human Services in another suite.
The BMV had been located in the Airport Mall for 25 years. A ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned for February 1.
Directions and parking:
- From Union Street: Turn south (left if coming from downtown Bangor or right if coming from the west) onto Griffin Road. The building is on the left after about 700 feet. Turn left into the parking lot and drive to the lot behind the building (straight ahead then around to the right).
- From Maine Avenue: Turn into the parking lot entrance between the airport shuttle lot and Griffin Road.
- Parking for customers with disabilities is on the north side of the building, closest to the entrance at the corner.