Recording Requirements


Requirements for Recording Land Documents

  •  Must have a prepared document with original signatures and notary (Maine notary must include an acknowledgement statement).
  •  Names(s) of each signer (individuals, corporations, trusts etc.) must be printed beneath signature line.
  •  Deeds must be accompanied by a transfer tax form and transfer tax, if tax is due.
  •  Documents must be legible when scanned for the permanent record.

Transfer Tax

  • A tax of $4.40 per thousand is imposed upon the sale, granting, or transfer of real estate and interest therein. the transfer tax is traditionally.
  • An exemption from the transfer tax must be clearly stated on the deed being recorded as well as on the Declaration of Value Form that must.
  • Click here to access the Transfer Tax Form and instructions.
  • Must have a prepared document with original signatures and notary (Maine notary must include an acknowledgement statement).
    Names(s) of each signer (individuals, corporations, trusts etc.) must be printed beneath signature line.
    Deeds must be accompanied by a transfer tax form and transfer tax, if tax is due.
    Documents must be legible when scanned for the permanent record.

Transfer Tax

    A tax of $4.40 per thousand is imposed upon the sale, granting, or transfer of real estate and interest therein. the transfer tax is traditionally 
    equally divided between the buyer and the seller, unless exempt pursuant to Title 36, 4641-C.

    An exemption from the transfer tax must be clearly stated on the deed being recorded as well as on the Declaration of Value Form that must 
    accompany the deed.

    Click here to access the Transfer Tax Form and intructions: www.maine.gov/revenue/propertytax/transfertax/realestatetransfertax.pdf.
    Must have a prepared document with original signatures and notary (Maine notary must include an acknowledgement statement).
    Names(s) of each signer (individuals, corporations, trusts etc.) must be printed beneath signature line.
    Deeds must be accompanied by a transfer tax form and transfer tax, if tax is due.
    Documents must be legible when scanned for the permanent record.

Transfer Tax

    A tax of $4.40 per thousand is imposed upon the sale, granting, or transfer of real estate and interest therein. the transfer tax is traditionally 
    equally divided between the buyer and the seller, unless exempt pursuant to Title 36, 4641-C.

    An exemption from the transfer tax must be clearly stated on the deed being recorded as well as on the Declaration of Value Form that must 
    accompany the deed.

    Click here to access the Transfer Tax Form and intructions: www.maine.gov/revenue/propertytax/transfertax/realestatetransfertax.pdf.