Somerset County ME

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Somerset County, Maine

Somerset County is located in the state of Maine. The county was formed on March 1, 1809, from portions of Kennebec County and named after Somerset County in England. Skowhegan is the largest city in the county and the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 52,228 people and a total area of 4,094 square miles, of which 169 square miles is water and 3,924 square miles is land, making it the third-largest county in Maine by area. Somerset County borders the following counties and municipalities: Aroostook County to the north; Penobscot County to the east; Piscataquis County to the east; Waldo County to the southeast; Kennebec County to the south; Franklin County to the southwest; Le Granit Regional County Municipality, Quebec, to the west; Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipality, Quebec, to the west; Les Etchemins Regional County Municipality, Quebec, to the northwest; and Montmagny Regional County Municipality, Quebec, to the northwest.

The Somerset County Registry of Deeds is responsible for maintaining all public records in the county. The office records all transactions relating to real estate in the county; these include mortgages, deeds, federal liens, real estate tax liens, discharges, surveys, UCCs, and some court documents.

Documents maintained by the Registry of Deeds can be accessed by the public. The records can be searched by name, date, document number, or book and page number. You can obtain records in person; you will be required to visit the registry and use the public terminal to research documents. Alternatively, you can do a background check online through Records Search.  Records available online date from 1956 to present. To copy a document, you will be charged a fee of $ 0.50 per page.  You can also call the Registry of Deeds, and they can arrange to fax or mail the documents to you once payment has been received.

Somerset County, Maine

Somerset County is one of the larger counties in Maine at 4,094 square miles, with only 169 square miles of that being water. That doesn’t mean it’s very populous though as less than 52,000 people actually live here. It is entirely surrounded by land including Aroostook County to the north, Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties to the east, Waldo County to the southeast, Kennebec County to the south, Franklin County to the southwest, Le Granit and Beauce-Sartigan Regional County Municipalities of Quebec to the west and Les Etchemins and Montmagny Regional County Municipalities of Quebec to the northwest. Approximately 51,706 people lived in the county during the 2013 census. There are 26 zip codes in Somerset County, Maine, with the most populous being 04937, 04950, 04957, 04967 and 04976.

Somerset County Officials Information

There are no County Clerks in Maine as the Register of Deeds serves both functions for the counties.
Register of Deeds:
41 Court Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: 207-474-9861
Fax: 207-474-7405
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The Register of Deeds is responsible for information related to property within the county, which includes mortgages, deeds, liens and land surveys as well as affidavits. These documents are considered public record and can be requested at any time and by anyone. Additional documents, including birth and death records, marriage and divorce decrees and court records are also available from this office and are generally considered private documents, only available to those that they are about. These documents are all available upon request from the office and property documents are available online.

The Assessment Office is responsible for taxable valuations on all property within the county.

Assessment Office:
41 Court street, Ste. 100, Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: 207-474-3421
Fax: 207-474-2793
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The Assessment Office is responsible for all documents related to the taxable value of properties. These include GIS maps, tax equalization, property listings and values, property searches and tax assessments and land tax assessments. These documents are considered public record and can be requested by anyone, during normal business hours, or via the online portal.

Somerset County Court Records Information
Court records for Somerset are generally considered public record once they have been completed and filed. These documents can be requested by the general public but requests must be made directly from the court as records are not available online.

Somerset, ME Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200964,000
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200970
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009229
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009478
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200913,323
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200912,375
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20093,253
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,880
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009125
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20097,802
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,282
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009250
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009261
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009817
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009462
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009263
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,684
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,419
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200938
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009645
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009352
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20097,188
Somerset County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Somerset 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:Somerset County Marriage License
Location:Somerset County Courthouse, 41 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine, 04976
Phone:207-474-5161

Somerset Registry of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 41 Court St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, United States
Phone: 207-474-3421

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