Maine law requires 2,000 Maine motorists to pre-order a set of plates for $25 for the campaign to be considered. Once we meet M.R.S. 29-A5 §468 requirements, we will submit the campaign 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 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.