In Maine, there are non-jury trial courts, jury trial courts, a probate court, and an appellate court. The appellate court is the Maine Supreme Court.
The District Court is responsible for non-jury civil and criminal matters. It includes six focus courts: the Family Division; Small Claims of $6,000 or less; the Violations Bureau to handle traffic infractions; Drug Court for drug testing, supervision, treatment, and sanctions; the Business & Consumer Court for certain business and consumer disputes; and the Unified Criminal Docket in Cumberland County and Penobscot County.
The Superior Court handles all criminal & civil jury trials, as well as appeals regarding decisions of state and local administrative agencies. Maine also has county Probate Courts to deal with estates, wills, and guardianship issues.
Maine does not provide civil and criminal court records available online. Contact the clerk of the court for case information. Below we have listed resources for other types of records.
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|Bankruptcies Pay Site|
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|Court - Probate |
Search the Maine Probate records by name or case number and county. No charge for search, but a fee is charged for document copies.
|Court Records - U.S. District PACER Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Maine PACER Federal civil & criminal court records. Search by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents.
|Court Records - U.S. District PACER Maine Bankruptcy Pay Site|
Search U.S. District Court of Maine PACER system Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents.
|Hancock County Divorces |
Search the Hancock County, Maine Registry of Deeds for recorded divorces by indexed name, reverse party, date, document type, location, and/or book & page. Access requires registration.
|Hancock County Probate |
Search the Hancock County, Maine Registry of Deeds for recorded documents (including probate records) by indexed name, reverse party, date, document type, location, and/or book & page. Access requires registration.
|Judgments Pay Site|
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|Kennebec County Probate Court Records |
Select Kennebec County and search this Maine Probate Court database by name or docket number.
|Portland Parking Tickets |
Use this City of Portland, Maine service to search for parking tickets by license plate number or parking ticket number and pay your ticket online.
|Supreme Court Opinions & Administrative Orders |
Search for Maine state Supreme Court Opinions or Administrative Orders by keyword. Provides docket number, decision date, and full text of the opinion.
|Traffic Tickets |
Search for Traffic Tickets in Maine by ticket number and pay your ticket online.
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