Hancock County ME

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

Hancock County, Maine

Hancock County is located in the state of Maine. The county was incorporated on June 25, 1789, and named after John Hancock, the first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ellsworth 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 54,418 people and a total area of 2,345 square miles, of which 758 square miles is water and 1,587 square miles is land. Hancock County borders the following counties: Penobscot County to the north, Washington County to the northeast, and Waldo County to the west.

The Hancock County Register of Deeds is the official recorder of the county. Tax liens, water liens, deeds, mortgages, declaration of homestead, and many other kinds of documents relating to title and ownership of real estate are recorded permanently in the office of the Register of Deeds. In addition, the office keeps records of plan maps, leases, and atlases of the cities and towns located in Hancock County. Registry records date back to 1790; however, some very old record books have been “retired”, but are available on microfilm and online from 1731 to date. All the records are available for public inspection.

Records maintained by the Register of Deeds can be accessed by doing a background check online or by visiting the office of the register in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Hancock County Register of Deeds Website.

When obtaining records in person, you will have to visit the Register of Deeds at 50 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office of the Register of Deeds has public computers that can be used to search for records; the clerks at the office are available to help, in case you have challenges when using the computers.

Hancock County, Maine

Located on the southern border of Maine, Hancock County encompasses 2,345 square miles, 758 of which are water. Surrounded by Penobscot County to the north, Washington County to the northeast and Waldo County to the west it is also located on the shores of the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean. During the 2013 census there were 54,845 people living in the county of Hancock. There are 43 zip codes in Hancock County, with the most populous being 04609, 04416 and 04605, with approximately 45% of the population living in these areas.

Hancock County Officials Information

There are no County Clerks in Maine as the Register of Deeds serves the function of both positions.
Register of Deeds: Julie Curtis
50 State St., Suite 9, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: 207-667-8353 ext. 254
Fax: 207-667-1410
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
The Register of Deeds is responsible for all documents related to property within the county. This includes mortgages and deeds as well as land surveys, liens and affidavits. These documents are generally considered public record and can be requested at any time, directly from the office. Additional documents available within this office include marriage, death and birth records, notary oaths and military discharges. While these documents are not considered public record they can be requested by the person that they are about. All requests can be made directly at the office, during normal business hours, but only a few records are available online.

The Assessment Office is responsible for taxable valuations and information related to property within the county.
Assessment Office:
50 State Street, Suite 9, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: 207-667-8353
Fax: 207-667-1410
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
The Assessment Office is responsible for GIS maps, tax equalizations, property and tax assessments, property listings and valuations, property searches and other related records. These records are generally considered public record and can be requested at any time, directly from the office, with some being available online.

Hancock County Court Records Information

Court records are generally considered public record once the case has been completed and filed within the court system. These records can then be requested directly from the court, by the general public. These records are not available online, however they can be requested from the office, during normal business hours.

Hancock, ME Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200963,885
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200910,348
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009369
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009830
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200912,955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009462
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,186
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,583
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,878
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,016
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,263
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009371
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,455
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009396
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,051
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,746
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009107
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009464
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009115
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,943
Hancock County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Hancock 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:Hancock County Marriage License
Location:Hancock County Courthouse, 50 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine, 04605
Phone:207-667-7176

Hancock County Registry of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 50 State St #9, Ellsworth, ME 04605, United States
Phone: 207-667-8353

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