Maine businesses can renew their annual health inspection licenses faster than ever before, using the online service provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Environmental Health. The online service is available at https://www.maine.gov/online/deh/hip/. “The Health Inspection program oversees approximately 8,000 establishments in Maine and issues over 10,000 licenses each year,” stated Lisa Roy, Program Manager for the Division of Environmental Health, “This service is a great tool for both the agency and the public, as it promotes efficiency within our department while providing a convenience to Maine businesses.” The renewal service is available to all of Maine’s licensed eating and lodging establishments, bed & breakfast, catering, schools, commissaries, senior citizen meals, mobile food units, youth camps, campgrounds, compressed air, tobacco, and body-artists. To renew online, businesses only need their establishment ID number and the PIN number printed on their renewal notice. If a business has a credit on their account it will be reflected in the amount due online. Payments are accepted by Visa and MasterCard. “The ability to pay online at any time, even up to the last day a license is valid, will help businesses avoid late fees and will facilitate compliance,” remarked Roy. Licensees will receive an email confirmation of their renewal upon completion of the online transaction and will have the opportunity to sign up to receive an email reminder for next year’s license renewal. To renew online or learn more about the service, visit the website at: https://www.maine.gov/online/deh/hip/ or call the Health Inspection Program (207) 287-5671. About Maine.gov Maine.gov ( http://www.Maine.gov) is the official Web portal of the state of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the state of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC. part of the NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.