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Registry of Deeds
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.
Notary/attorney name (or bar number for attorney) must be printed beneath signature line.
Deeds must be accompanied by a declaration of value form (transfer tax form) and transfer tax, if tax is due.
Documents must be legible when scanned for the permanent record.
Paper recording margin requirements
E-recording margin requirements - 1" margin on top of each page, 2"x4" margin on top of last page.
A tax of $4.40 per thousand is imposed upon the sale, granting, or transfer of real estate and interest therein.
An exemption from the transfer tax must be clearly stated on the declaration of value form.
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Transfer Tax Form (PDF)
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