Registry of Deeds


Welcome to the Registry of Deeds website. The Registry of Deeds is a constitutional office governed by the Register of Deeds as prescribed by State Statute. The office is the official recording and filing office for all legal documents affecting real estate. The office of the Registry of Deeds serves the public, and is the custodian of all land records dating back to 1753 and our plan records date as far back as 1828.

The general statutes of Maine govern the Registry of Deeds. We are responsible for the maintenance, integrity and safekeeping of all public records for which we are legally entrusted. Our office is committed to proper enforcement of these laws as we strive to provide the highest level of customer service.

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Property Fraud Alert

This FREE service, provided by the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds, will alert you with an e-mail notification when a document is filed in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds office with your name on it.  To sign up, please click PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT

Roles & Responsibilities

The Registry (by law) does not offer any legal or professional advice. The database housing the county’s documents is not a substitute for the advice of a legal professional. If you need legal guidance regarding document preparation or interpretation, the best means of obtaining it would be through an attorney or title company.

Maine general statutes prohibit the Registry staff from doing research. We are here to assist with the use of our computerized indices, so that you can access all documents and plans that have been recorded in Cumberland County. Our staff is not permitted to interpret or make legal commentary on the content of the documents or plans that are housed in the Registry of Deeds.

Public closings are not permitted at the Registry of Deeds.