Kennebec County Trustee Deed Form (Maine)

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

Trustee Deed Form

Kennebec County Trustee Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Kennebec County compliant document last validated/updated 11/30/2023

Trustee Deed Guide

Kennebec County Trustee Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Kennebec County compliant document last validated/updated 5/9/2024

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Kennebec County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Kennebec County compliant document last validated/updated 4/3/2024

When using these Trustee Deed forms, the subject real estate should be physically located in Kennebec County, and the executed documents recorded in one of the following offices:

Kennebec County Registry of Deeds

77 Winthrop St #3, Augusta, Maine 04330-5543

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 M-F

Phone: (207) 622-0431

Local jurisdictions located in Kennebec County include:

  • Albion
  • Augusta
  • Belgrade
  • Belgrade Lakes
  • China Village
  • Clinton
  • East Vassalboro
  • East Winthrop
  • Farmingdale
  • Gardiner
  • Hallowell
  • Kents Hill
  • Litchfield
  • Manchester
  • Monmouth
  • Mount Vernon
  • North Monmouth
  • North Vassalboro
  • Oakland
  • Randolph
  • Readfield
  • South China
  • South Gardiner
  • Vassalboro
  • Vienna
  • Waterville
  • Wayne
  • Windsor
  • Winthrop

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 Kennebec 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 Kennebec County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Kennebec County?

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

Can the Trustee Deed 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 Kennebec County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Kennebec County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maine or Kennebec 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 Kennebec County Trustee Deed 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.

The trustee's deed in Maine is a statutory short form codified at 33 M.R.S. 775(3).

Under the Maine Uniform Trust Code, a trust is created by a "[t]ransfer to another person as trustee during the settlor's lifetime or by will ... taking effect upon the settlor's death" (18-B M.R.S. 401(1)). A settlor is defined as "a person, including a testator, who creates or contributes property to a trust" (18-B M.R.S. 103(14)).

According to Black's Law Dictionary, 8th ed., a trust is "a property interest held by one person (the trustee) at the request of another (the settlor) for the benefit of a third party (the beneficiary)." A beneficiary) is a person who holds "a present or future beneficial interest in a trust, vested or contingent" (18-B M.R.S. 103(2)).

A trust created during the settlor's lifetime is a living trust, and a trust taking effect upon the settlor's death is a testamentary trust. Conveying trust property after a settlor has died requires a different type of deed called a deed of distribution by personal representative. To transfer real estate held in a living trust, however, a trustee's deed is used.

The trustee's deed is named for the person executing the deed. A trustee is the person designated by the trust instrument to administer the trust and "includes an original, additional and successor trustee, and a co-trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court" (18-B MR.S. 103(19)).

In Maine, trustees have the specific power to sell property under 33 M.R.S. 816(2). In the trustee's deed, the trustee serves as the grantor to convey real property to a grantee. The trustee's deed includes the name and date of the trust on behalf of which the trustee is acting, in addition to the name and address of each acting trustee.

An effective trustee's deed requires a description of the real property conveyed, as well as a reference to the prior instrument conveying title to the acting trustee. Where appropriate, 33 M.R.S. 772-A requires a release of spousal interest in real property. All acting trustees, and spouses joining as grantor, if applicable, must sign the deed in the presence of a notary public.

Consult a lawyer for guidance using a trustee's deed. Trust law can quickly become complicated, and each situation is unique.

(Maine Trustee Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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