Penobscot County Warranty Deed Form (Maine)

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

Warranty Deed Form

Penobscot County Warranty Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Penobscot County compliant document last validated/updated 5/14/2024

Warranty Deed Guide

Penobscot County Warranty Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Penobscot County compliant document last validated/updated 3/28/2024

Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Penobscot County Completed Example of the Warranty Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Penobscot County compliant document last validated/updated 2/22/2024

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

Penobscot Registry of Deeds

97 Hammond St / PO Box 2070, Bangor, Maine 04401 / 04402-2070

Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: (207) 942-8797

Local jurisdictions located in Penobscot County include:

  • Bangor
  • Bradford
  • Bradley
  • Brewer
  • Burlington
  • Carmel
  • Charleston
  • Corinna
  • Corinth
  • Dexter
  • Dixmont
  • East Millinocket
  • East Newport
  • Eddington
  • Etna
  • Exeter
  • Garland
  • Greenbush
  • Hampden
  • Holden
  • Howland
  • Hudson
  • Kenduskeag
  • Kingman
  • Lagrange
  • Lee
  • Levant
  • Lincoln
  • Mattawamkeag
  • Medway
  • Milford
  • Millinocket
  • Newport
  • Old Town
  • Orono
  • Orrington
  • Passadumkeag
  • Patten
  • Plymouth
  • Springfield
  • Stacyville
  • Stetson
  • Stillwater
  • West Enfield
  • Winn

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maine or Penobscot 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 Penobscot County Warranty 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.

Real property transfers are governed by Title 33 of the Maine Revised Statutes.

A warranty deed under 33 M.R.S. 763 transfers real property from the seller (grantor) to the buyer (grantee). Using the statutory phrase "with warranty covenants" in the deed implies that the grantor warrants that they are the true owner of the property and have the legal right to convey it, and that the property is free of liens or encumbrances unless otherwise listed in the deed.

A lawful warranty deed identifies the names and addresses of each grantor and grantee, For Maine residential property, the primary methods for holding title are tenancy in common and joint tenancy. An estate conveyed to two or more persons is considered a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy is clearly expressed (33 M.R.S. 159).

Include the source of title, and a complete legal description of the property; without these two things, the document does not constitute notice to third parties (33 M.R.S. 201-A(2)). The deed must be signed by each grantor, if there are more than one. Additional witnesses are not required to sign the deed, but it must be notarized and acknowledged by the grantor in the presence of an official listed in 33 M.R.S. 203. If applicable, the grantor's spouse must also sign the deed to release his or her interest in the property (33 M.R.S. 772-A-1).

A Transfer Tax Form (or Declaration of Value) must be filed at the County Register of Deeds' office at the same time as the recording of the deed (36 M.R.S 4641-4641N). If the sale is exempt from the transfer tax, state the exemption clearly on the form. The transfer tax is collected based on the consideration paid for each conveyance of property. Find the list of exemptions from this tax at 36 M.R.S. 4641-C.

Record the deed at the Register of Deeds' office in which the county is located. If the property is located in more than one county, record the deed in both counties (33 M.R.S. 201). All recorded real estate deeds, leases, or other written instruments pertaining to real estate in Maine will take precedence over unrecorded documents (33 M.R.S. 201). The instrument will not be effectual unless the deed is acknowledged and recorded in the registry of deeds.

In addition to the content requirements set forth by statute, the form must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents. These may vary from county to county, so contact the local recording office with questions.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. Contact a lawyer with questions about warranty deeds or transfers of real property in Maine.

(Maine WD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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