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York County, Maine

Recorder Offices


York County Registry of Deeds

45 Kennebunk Rd, Alfred, Maine 04002

8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday / Recording until 4:15

Phone: (207) 324-1576


Register of Deeds

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Maine - York County Recorder Information

The Registry of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in York County.

Recording Fees

First page - $19.00 plus $3.00 surcharge (state government and municipalities are exempt from surcharge)

Each additional page - $2.00 per page.

Names in excess of four to be indexed - $1.00 per name (please count all grantors, grantees, aka's, trustees, dba's, partners, nominees)

Marginal references to prior documents - $13.00 each after the first one.

Transfer tax - based on the value of the property as set forth in the declaration of value, $2.20 for each $500 or fraction thereof and imposed in equal parts on the grantor and grantee, unless transfer is exempt.

Payment methods: personal checks accepted only if in state and below $50.00

Document Formatting Requirements

* All real property documents must be signed by the grantor and the acknowledger.

* Documents need the proper acknowledgment language. At the least, the acknowledgment statement must include the state of acknowledgment, the date of acknowledgment, and the phrase 'personally appeared before me.'

* Documents must contain the name of a grantor and grantee.

* Print or type the names under the grantor(s) and acknowledger's signatures.

* Deeds must be accompanied by a completed and correct transfer tax form.

* Conveyances not in mortgages and devises of land to two or more persons create estates in common, unless otherwise expressed.

* Deeds must be acknowledged by the grantor(s), or by the person executing the instrument before a notary public in the state of Maine.

* In order to reproduce digitally, deeds need to be of sufficient quality. The document should be typed or printed in black ink, on either letter (8.5" x 11") or legal (8.5" x 14") size, white paper. Use 1.5" top margin on the first page, 1.5" bottom margin last page, 1" top margin all other pages, .75" side margins for all pages.

* All documents of conveyance must be accompanied by a Real Estate Transfer Tax Form. The transfer tax, which is $4.40 per $1000, is determined by the amount at which the property is sold. The transfer tax is equally divided between buyer and seller, unless exempt pursuant to Title 36, 4641-C. An exemption from the transfer tax must be clearly stated on the transfer tax form. The Real Estate Transfer Tax Form and instructions can be found on the websites of the Registry of Deeds or the Maine Department of Revenue.

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