Penobscot County ME

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

Penobscot County, Maine

Penobscot County is located in the state of Maine. The county was established on February 15, 1816, from a portion of Hancock County, when the area was still part of Massachusetts. The county was named after the Penobscot tribe. Bangor 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 153,923 people and a total area of 3,557 square miles, of which 160 square miles is water and 3,397 square miles is land. Penobscot County borders the following counties: Aroostook County to the north, Washington County to the southeast, Hancock County to the south, Waldo County to the southwest, Somerset County to the west, and Piscataquis County to the northwest.

The Penobscot County Registry of Deeds is charged with the responsibility of maintaining public records in the county. Some of the records maintained by the office include surveys, deeds, mortgages, assignments, plats, condominiums, powers of attorney, real estate contracts, annexations, federal tax liens, and military discharges.

Records maintained by the Registry of Deeds can be accessed by the public. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Registry of Deeds. The following scanned documents and indices are available online: the indices from 1814 to 1874 and from 1890 to 1966 have been scanned into the database in their original form. (Indices from 1875 to 1889 are not currently available.) You may do a search by the name of the record, and check the original index pages. After finding the book and page on the scanned index pages, use the book and page number to search for the document. Non-subscribers may pay by credit card, while subscribers may print document images by charging fees to their account. The subscription fee is $35 per month and 50 cents per page for print images.

Penobscot County, Maine

Penobscot County is located in the middle of Maine and is one of the larger counties there at 3,557 square miles. Approximately 160 of those consist of water. It is bordered to the north by Aroostook County, the southeast by Washington County, the south by Hancock County, the southwest by Waldo County, the west by Somerset County and the northwest by Piscataquis County. Approximately 153,364 people lived in the county during the 2013 census. There are 48 zip codes in Penobscot County Maine, with the most populous being 04401, with over 29% of the population living in this one zip code.

Penobscot County Officials Information

There are no County Clerks in Maine, as the Register of Deeds fulfills all obligations for both roles.
Register of Deeds: Susan F. Bulay
97 Hammond St. Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-942-8535
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
Documents from the Register of Deeds include private records, such as birth and death certificates, marriage and divorce records and military discharges. They also include public records, such as property liens and land surveys, affidavits, deeds and mortgages. All documents are available directly from the office, during normal business hours, and many are available for purchase directly through the website for the Register of Deeds.

The Assessment office is responsible for taxable valuations for real and personal property within the county.
Assessment Office:
97 Hammond St. Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-942-8797
Fax: 207-945-4920
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
The Assessment Office is responsible for GIS maps, tax equalizations, property and land tax assessments, property listings and values, property searches and any other property related records. This office does have documents available for purchase online and most of these documents are considered public record, purchasable by anyone.

Penobscot County Court Records Information
Once a court case has been completed and filed it is generally considered public record and can be requested by anyone. These records are available directly from the court and can be requested during normal business hours. They are not available online.

Penobscot, ME Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009178,926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200914,344
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009550
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009734
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009250
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009417
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,468
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200933,029
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009999
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200927,230
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20098,814
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200911,013
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009524
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009365
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200925,255
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,061
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009422
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009767
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,333
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009678
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20096,839
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20098,671
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009228
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009465
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,549
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009219
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,050
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200916,508
Penobscot County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Penobscot 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:Penobscot County Marriage License
Location:Penobscot County Courthouse, 97 Hammond Street, Bangor, Maine, 04401
Phone:207-942-8535

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