Cumberland County Notice to Owner Form (Maine)

All Cumberland County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Notice to Owner Form

Cumberland County Notice to Owner Form

Fill in the blank Notice to Owner form formatted to comply with all Maine recording and content requirements.
Included Cumberland County compliant document last validated/updated 5/3/2024

Notice to Owner Guide

Cumberland County Notice to Owner Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Cumberland County compliant document last validated/updated 4/2/2024

Completed Example of the Notice to Owner Document

Cumberland County Completed Example of the Notice to Owner Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Cumberland County compliant document last validated/updated 5/10/2024

When using these Notice to Owner forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Cumberland County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Registry of Deeds

25 Pearl St / PO Box 7230, Portland, Maine 04101/ 04112

Hours: 8:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday / arrive early for recording

Phone: 207-871-8389

Local jurisdictions located in Cumberland County include:

  • Bailey Island
  • Bridgton
  • Brunswick
  • Bustins Island
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Casco
  • Chebeague Island
  • Cliff Island
  • Cumberland Center
  • Cumberland Foreside
  • East Baldwin
  • Falmouth
  • Freeport
  • Gorham
  • Gray
  • Harpswell
  • Harrison
  • Long Island
  • Naples
  • New Gloucester
  • North Bridgton
  • North Yarmouth
  • Orrs Island
  • Peaks Island
  • Portland
  • Pownal
  • Raymond
  • Scarborough
  • Sebago
  • South Casco
  • South Freeport
  • South Portland
  • South Windham
  • Standish
  • Steep Falls
  • West Baldwin
  • Westbrook
  • Windham
  • Yarmouth

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Cumberland County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Cumberland County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Cumberland County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Cumberland County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Notice to Owner forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Cumberland County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Cumberland County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maine or Cumberland County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Cumberland County Notice to Owner forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Mechanic's liens are governed under Title 10, Chapter 603 of the Maine Code. In Maine, persons furnishing labor, equipment, materials or services without a direct contract with the owner should to send a Notice to Owner document to preserve lien rights. The notice to owner informs the owner of a subordinate contractor's potential lien claim, and reminds them to ensure that, before paying any other party, they should confirm the claimant sending the notice is paid or the owner could end up paying twice for the same labor and materials. Basically, this document protects the property owner and the subcontractor sending the notice, from any unscrupulous actions by the prime contractor.

If the labor, materials or services were not performed or furnished by a contract with the owner of the property affected, a lien may only be enforced against the property affected to the extent of the balance due to the person with whom the owner has directly contracted to perform or furnish the labor, materials and services on which that lien claim is based. 10 M.R.S. section 3255(3). The defense shall only be available with respect to sums paid by the owner to the prime contractor, where payment was made prior to commencement of an action to enforce such lien by the person performing or furnishing labor, materials or services without a contract with the owner or a written notice from the person performing or furnishing labor, materials or services without a contract with the owner. Id.

The Notice must set forth a description of the property sufficiently accurate to identify it; include the names of the owners; a statement that the person giving notice is going to perform or furnish, is performing or furnishing or has performed or furnished labor, materials or services; and notice that the person giving the notice may claim a lien. Id.

Submit the completed, signed, and notarized notice to the local office responsible for maintaining land records, and deliver a certified copy of the recorded document to the property owner and the prime contractor.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as substitute for the advice from an attorney. For any questions regarding sending notice to the owner, or any other issues related to liens in Maine, please speak with a licensed attorney.

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