Rockland residents who want to re-register their motor vehicles now only need to make one stop.

The city began the new registration service this week. The City Council gave the go-ahead last year.

Previously, residents had to pay their excise tax at city hall and then drive about a half mile to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles on Route 1 in Thomaston to register their vehicles. Now they can do it all at city hall.

Vehicle owners who wish to re-register will need their past registration and proof of insurance.

The city will handle re-registration of any vehicle under 26,000 pounds. The city does not have license plates. Motorists who want new license plates must go to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles office.