Cumberland County ME

Lookup Public Records in Cumberland CountyMaine. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Cumberland County, Maine

Cumberland County is located in the state of Maine. The county was formed on November 1, 1760, from a portion of York County, Massachusetts, and named after William, Duke of Cumberland, a son of King George II. Portland is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 281,674, making it the most populous county in Maine. It has a total area of 1,217 square miles, of which 382 square miles is water and 835 square miles is land. Cumberland County borders the following counties: Androscoggin County to the north, Oxford County to the northwest, Sagadahoc County to the northeast and York County to the southwest.

Nancy A. Lane is the Cumberland County Register of Deeds as of 2015. The office of the Register of Deeds is the custodian of a large number of documents relating to property conveyance and ownership in the county.  The office is responsible for the maintenance, integrity, and safekeeping of all public records with which it is legally entrusted. The land records maintained by the office of the register date back as far as 1753, while plan records date back to 1828.

Records maintained by the Register of Deeds can be accessed online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Register of Deeds Website.  There is no charge for doing a search. However, if you wish to print copies of public records, there is a charge of $.50 per page; credit card payment is required. It is important to note that the register of deeds does not warrant the accuracy of records obtained from the website; it is the duty of the user to assess the accuracy of information.

Cumberland County, Maine Overview

Located at the southern edge of Maine, Cumberland County encompasses a total of 1,217 square miles, approximately 835 of which are land. The county hosts the corporate headquarters of several major companies and contains the Port of Portland. It is bordered to the north by Androscoggin County, the northwest by Oxford County, the northeast by Sagadahoc County and the southwest by York County. As of the 2013 census there were 285,456 people living within the county. There are 38 zip codes in Cumberland County, Maine, with the most populous being 04011, 04038, 04101, 04102, 04103, 04074, 04106,04092 and 04062.

Cumberland County Officials Information

There are no County Clerks in Maine and the Register of Deeds serves in both of these roles.
Register of Deeds: Nancy A. Lane
25 Pearl St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-871-8389
Fax: 207-772-4162
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
The Register of Deeds is responsible for both public and non-public records. Public records include deeds, mortgages, discharges and court records as well as liens and land surveys. These records can be requested by the general public. Non-public records include marriage licenses, birth and death records, military discharges and notary oaths. These documents can be requested only by those who they are about. These documents are all available online, by phone or in person, directly from the office.

The Assessment Office is responsible for information related to taxable valuations of property within the county.
Assessment Office:
25 Pearl St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-699-2475
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
The Assessment Office is responsible for determining taxable valuations related to properties within the county. These include all real and personal properties and documents including surveys, GIS maps, property listings, land tax assessments and other related records are available from this office. These documents are available online and are also available directly from the office, during normal business hours.

Cumberland County Court Records Information
Court records within Cumberland County are generally considered public record once the case has been completed and filed. These documents can be requested by the general public at this time. Court records are not available online, however they can be requested directly from the court offices, during normal business hours.

Cumberland, ME Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009364,587
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200912,805
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009747
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009489
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20092,159
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200964,142
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,332
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200938,049
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200915,353
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200926,252
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,302
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200957,875
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200924,857
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,303
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,528
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20098,389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20092,152
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20093,690
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200911,008
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200917,538
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009341
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20093,282
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20095,242
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009734
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009528
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,538
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009675
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200942,072
Cumberland County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cumberland County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 19-A, Ch. 23 and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 19-A, Ch. 21
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Cumberland County Marriage License
Location:Cumberland County Courthouse, 142 Federal Street, Portland, Maine, 04101
Phone:207-871-8389

Cumberland County Register of Deeds

Address: 25 Pearl St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Phone: 207-871-8389

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