You may conduct a search in the Registry by searching by name, searching by volume/book or searching by document number. There are public computers available in the research room and the information is dated from 1965 going forward. Land records prior to 1965 can be found in hard copy indices dated back to 1760.
The Registry records are indexed by the name of the individual(s) to a transaction. Whether you are searching for a deed or a lien, you must have a name to begin the search. This applies to locating deeds, mortgagees, etc. as well as plans. An approximate date of the transaction would be useful, but not necessary. If only the property location is known, you need to contact the town or city office where the property is located to determine who the owner is.
Once the name has been located in the index, a book and page will be listed. You may now pull the book to read the document or use the computer.
The Cumberland County Recorder’s Office present the information in the Registry of Deeds and on our website, mainelandrecords.com as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained on our search systems are accurate. The Recorder’s Office makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The user is advised to search on all possible spelling variations of proper names, in order to maximize search results. The Cumberland County Recorder’s Office shall not be liable for errors contained therein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information.