About the Campaign

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The Maine Lighthouse Trust is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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. This can only happen with the support of Maine drivers.

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 receive $10 of the proceeds from every purchase and renewal.

Help us to save Maine’s iconic lighthouses by ordering your own Maine Lighthouse Trust license plate today!