Thank you for visiting the website of the Registry of Deeds Office, Kennebec County, Maine.
Index information and document images that you'll see available on this website date back to the late 1700's. This
information is found by searching the Land Records or Plans database.
Starting October 9, 2013, you will receive 500 free images per calendar year.
Simply add images to your cart and checkout. There will be no charge for the first 500 images each year.
Public Law 370 becomes effective Oct.9, 2013.
The recording fees for a document change from $13 for the first page to $19 for the first page. The $2.00 fee for each page thereafter does not change. The $3.00 surcharge per document does not change." The rest remains the same. Please call Beverly at 207-622-0431 if you have any questions.
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FORECLOSURE LAW CHANGES
On June 15, 2009 the Governor of the State of Maine signed an emergency measure to be
effective immediately making the following changes affecting recordation of deeds in
Maine. In part the changes are: Sec. 9. 14 MRSA §2401, sub-§3, 3. Judgment required;
recording and contents. The judgment in the proceeding must be signed by the judge and
contain the following provisions: ........G. With regard to mortgage foreclosure
actions, the title "judgment of foreclosure and sale," the street address of the real
estate involved, if any, and the book and page number of the mortgage. Sec. 22. 36
MRSA §4641-C, sub-§2, as repealed and replaced by PL 1993, c. 680, Pt. A, §31, is
amended to read........For the purposes of this subsection, only the mortgagor is
exempt from the tax imposed for a deed in lieu of foreclosure. ,,,,,,,,,,,,In the
event of a deed from a mortgagee to itself at a public sale held pursuant to Title 14,
section 6323, the mortgagee is considered to be both the grantor and grantee for
purposes of section 4641-A. In the event of a deed in lieu of foreclosure and a deed
from a mortgagee to itself at a public sale held pursuant to Title 14, section 6323,
the tax applies to the value of the property as that term is defined in section 4641,
subsection 3; Call: 207-622-0431 if you have any questions.
All books in the registry are now on the website. The collection starts in the year 1761 for plans and 1799 for documents.
All plans are available on the website starting in the year 1761. Those plans can be searched by the year OR by the book and page. You must first select “plans” and then search by the year or the book and page. Example: Book 1, Page 1 or 01/01/1761 through 12/31/1761.
Book 49, indexed for 1975 plans also includes 13 plans from 1976: Plan numbers 23, 28, 29, 20, 33, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53.
Book 50 has 1975 plans: pages 1 through 12 and also includes four plans from 1976: pages 9, 10, 11, 12
Plans from 1976 to present can be searched by the year and page number.
We are currently checking all data before February 23, 2004 to be sure the data is
complete. We are deleting extra pages, rescanning images that are not clear, cropping
the images to give you the best image we can, and cross referencing on the electronic
file. We anticipate this project will be a lengthy one.
The book number will change periodically as the books are checked. Books in the backfile that
have not been checked are still available but will contain extra pages, poor images and
no electronic cross reference. Thank you for your patience while we work to give our
customers the most complete and accurate registry possible.