Guide to filing construction documents in Penobscot County, Maine

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Penobscot County should get familiar with the Penobscot County Register of Deeds. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Penobscot County Register of Deeds, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in Maine can be complex. Before recording a lien in Penobscot County, read Filing a Lien in Maine: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Penobscot County Register of Deeds Forms:

Lien FAQs for Penobscot County

What types of documents can I file at the Penobscot County Register of Deeds?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Penobscot County, Maine?

Filing in person

You can file your Register of Deeds in person at the Registry of Deeds, located at:
97 Hammond Street
Bangor, Maine, ME, 04402

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (207) 942-8797.

E-Filing

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Who can file a lien in Penobscot County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Penobscot County, Maine, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the Maine Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Penobscot County, Maine?

In Maine, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. In general:
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 after date of last furnishing labor or materials.

What are the Penobscot County Register of Deeds fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Penobscot County, Maine:
$22 for the first page. $2 for each additional page

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Penobscot County Register of Deeds to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

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

How do I release a lien in Penobscot County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Penobscot County Register of Deeds, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:
$22.

How do I get copies of documents from the Penobscot County Register of Deeds?

In Penobscot County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Penobscot County Register of Deeds.

In person

97 Hammond Street #105, Bangor, ME 04402

By mail

97 Hammond Street, PO Box 2070, Bangor, ME 04402

Electronically

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

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