How do I get a copy of my deed in Maine?
The Maine Registers of Deeds Association is providing this official Statewide Single Web Portal through which the public can access and make copies of land records on file at the State of Maine’s 18 county Registries of Deeds. This official website is the common entry point- or link – to all registries.
Where is the Registry of deeds in Maine?
Our offices are located on the 1st floor of the Superior Courthouse at 41 Court Street in Skowhegan, Maine.
Are land surveys public record in Maine?
First, the Registry records all documents and survey plans that affect property lying anywhere within the boundaries of the county. All documents are security microfilmed for safekeeping and a copy is made available for public inspection.
How do I find a warranty deed?
You can obtain a warranty deed through your real estate agent’s office or download an online template. All warranty deeds must include the date of the transaction, name of the parties involved, a description of the property being transferred, and the signatures of the buyers.
How do I find old land records?
A good place to start with is the census records. Once you know this information, and you feel that your ancestor received land from the Federal Government (in the 30 public land states) you can research their information on the General Land Office website www.glorecords.blm.gov.
What does a register of deeds do?
Recorder of deeds or Deeds registry is a government office tasked with maintaining public records and documents, especially records relating to real estate ownership that provide persons other than the owner of a property with real rights over that property.
Is the warranty deed the same as the deed?
“DEED: A written instrument by which one party, the Grantor, conveys the title of ownership in property to another party, the Grantee.” A Warranty Deed contains promises, called covenants, that the Grantor makes to the Grantee. The grantor may also make certain future covenants in the Deed.