Kennebec County ME

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Kennebec County, Maine

Kennebec County is located in the state of Maine. The county was formed on February 20, 1799, from portions of Cumberland and Lincoln counties. The county name comes from the Eastern Abenaki, meaning “large body of still water” or “large bay”. Its county seat is Augusta, the state capital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 122,151 people and a total area of 951 square miles, of which 868 square miles is land and 84 square miles is water. Kennebec County borders the following counties: Somerset County to the  north, Waldo County to the east, Sagadahoc County to the south, Lincoln County to the south, Androscoggin County to the southwest, and Franklin County to the northwest.

The Kennebec County Registry of Deeds Office is charged with the main responsibility of maintaining public records in the county. Records maintained by the office of the register include but are not limited to notices of claims of liens, mortgages, and any record/document relating to ownership, leases, agreements, and transfer of real property.

Records maintained by the Registry of Deeds are public records and are open to the public for inspection. Copies of public records can be obtained by visiting the Registry of Deeds’ office in person during office hours or by doing a background check online.

To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Kennebec County Registry of Deeds Website. All plans are available on the website starting in the year 1761; you will have to key in either the year or the book and page. You must first select “plans” and then search by the year or the book and page. Plans from 1976 to present can only be searched by the year and page number. While on the site, remember to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records.

Kennebec County, Maine

Located near the southern border of Maine, Kennebec County consists of a total of 951 square miles, only 84 of which are water. It is surrounded to the north by Somerset County, the east by Waldo County, the south by Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties, the southwest by Androscoggin County and the northwest by Franklin County. There were approximately 121,164 people living in the county during the 2013 census. Approximately 29 zip codes make up the county of Kennebec, with the most populous being 04330, 04345 and 04901, with approximately 53% of the population living between these three zip codes.

Kennebec County Officials Information

There are no County Clerks in Maine as the Register of Deeds serves the function of both of these positions.
Register of Deeds: Beverly Bustin-Hatheway
125 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04330
Phone: 207-662-0431
Fax: 207-623-4083
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The Register of Deeds is responsible for all property related documents including mortgages, liens, land surveys and affidavits. They are also responsible for birth and death records, marriage records, military discharges, divorce decrees and court records. Property related documents are considered public record and can be requested at any time, directly from the office or online. Personal records are not considered public record and can only be requested by the individual that they are about. These records are available directly from the Register of Deeds and many are available online.

The Assessment Office is responsible for tax related documents for property within the county.
Assessment Office:
77 Winthrop Street, Augusta, ME 04332
Phone: 207-622-0431
Fax: 207-622-1598
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
Most documents for the assessment office are also available through the same portal as the Register of Deeds documents. The documents for this office include property searches, listings, valuations and assessments, GIS maps, tax equalization and land tax assessments. These documents are generally considered public record and can be requested at any time by anyone in the general public. They are also available by request directly from the Register of Deeds.

Kennebec County Court Records Information

In general, court records are considered public record once they have been completed and filed. These records can then be purchased directly from the office or court, by anyone who would like a copy. These records are not available online, however they can be requested during normal business hours.

Kennebec County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Kennebec 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:Kennebec County Marriage License
Location:Kennebec County Courthouse, 95 State Street, Augusta, Maine, 04330

Kennebec County Registry of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 1 Weston St # 3, Augusta, ME 04330, United States
Phone: 207-622-0431

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