The Maine Lighthouse Trust is a newly formed organization that is seeking to raise funds from a new Maine lighthouse specialty license plate and distribute them to Maine’s lighthouse community for the preservation and restoration of Maine’s iconic lighthouses, as well as for public education. The funds will be distributed via a grant application process.
You can help this effort and show your support for Maine’s rich nautical heritage by pre-ordering your lighthouse specialty license plate.
We need 2,000 Maine motorists to pre-order a set of plates for $25. Once we have 2,000 plates purchased, we will submit the pre-paid application and $50,000 to the Maine secretary of state who will then submit proposed legislation seeking authorization of the specialty plate to the following regular session of the Maine Legislature. The legislature will also have final approval of the design.
Once the plate is approved and in production, which may take up to a year, each of the 2,000 pre-sale registrants will receive a BMV voucher, which can be taken to a local municipal office or BMV branch and redeemed for a set of lighthouse plates. The Maine Lighthouse Trust will then receive $10 from every purchase and renewal.