The Registry of Deeds Offices at our Houlton and Fort Kent locations will be upgrading to a new office system in March 2020. This upgrade will include new software applications for day to day services, websites for online searching and billing services. More information will become available in early March.
The Register is elected every four years and has the overall responsibility for the operation of the office and performs duties as described in 33, M.R.S.A., section 604.
DUTIES: Accept instruments for recording on a daily basis. Attests to copies of instruments as needed. Accounts for all fees generated by the Registry of Deeds. Budgets for and manages the Registry of Deeds' Office. Works with the public, attorneys, surveyors and engineers to answer their questions and provide general assistance.
Aroostook County's records date from 1808 in the Southern District and 1846 in the Northern District. The records include real estate, UCC financing, statements, and surveys.
To record a deed, it has to be signed and notarized by a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public and all names must be printed or typed under the signature. Records have to be made from original or certified copies.
All records (except transfer tax forms) are open for public inspection.
Aroostook County's computerized records started January 1, 1960 for the Northern Register and January 1, 1985 for the Southern Register. A computer is available for the public to use.