Filing a mechanics lien in Cumberland County

If you’re trying to record a mechanics lien or construction notice in Cumberland County, Maine, you’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll find contact information for the Cumberland County Register of Deeds, document rules, delivery requirements, fees, payment methods, and more.

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Before you file a lien in Cumberland County, read How to File a Lien in Maine for a step-by-step guide to the process and requirements.

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Download Cumberland County Register of Deeds Forms:

Lien FAQs for Cumberland County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Cumberland County, Maine?

You can file your Register of Deeds in person at the Registry of Deeds, located at:
25 Pearl St.
Portland, Maine, 04101

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Hours of Recording:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (207) 871-8389 (207) 871-8399.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Cumberland County, Maine?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in Maine. If the project property was located in Cumberland County, then the lien must be filed with the Cumberland County Register of Deeds, regardless of where you or your company are located. But whether or not you have the right to file a lien will depend on a number of factors, including your position on the payment chain, whether you sent the required notices, and whether the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the requirements and deadlines, visit the Maine Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

When is the deadline to file a lien in Cumberland County?

In Cumberland County, Maine, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. General contractors have 120 days to file a lien after the date of last furnishing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 90 days to file.

How much does it cost to file a lien in Cumberland County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Cumberland County Register of Deeds is as follows:
$22 for the first page. $2 for each additional page

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Cumberland County Register of Deeds fees page for the latest information.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Cumberland County Register of Deeds?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Cumberland County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $22.

A mechanics lien is typically canceled after the claim has been paid, or when the lien expires.

How can I get a copy of a lien or other document recorded in Cumberland County?

The Cumberland County Register of Deeds maintains a record of all property documents, including mechanics liens and certain construction notices. You can obtain either a certified or conformed copy of a document. Related: What type of document copy do you need?

In person

25 Pearl St, Portland, ME 04101

By mail

P.O. Box 7230 Portland, ME 04112

Electronically

The Cumberland County Register of Deeds does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies.

Fees

Certified copy: $1 per page for plus $2 for the certification of the document

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Cumberland County?

The Cumberland County Register of Deeds accepts preliminary notices for recording. The fee is $22 for the first page. $2 for each additional page. However, while you can file a preliminary notice, it’s not necessarily required.

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