Maine Public Records

Exceptions to free public access include legislative drafts, bargaining proposals, medical records, juvenile records, security plans that could compromise public safety, Social Security numbers, and other records deemed confidential by law.

Here on this page you’ll find resources for statewide records in Maine.  We feel these are among the most common and useful databases found online at the state level.  Click on the drop-down menu items in the left-hand margin to access more resources.

  • Court System - The Maine court system has three levels. The first is the District Court, which handles non-jury civil & criminal matters, and includes six focus courts: the Family Division; Small Claims of $6K or less; the Violations Bureau to handle all traffic infractions; Drug Court for drug testing, supervision, treatment & sanctions; the Business & Consumer Court for certain business & consumer disputes; and the Unified Criminal Docket in Cumberland & Penobscot Counties. At the second level is the Superior Court, which handles all criminal & civil trials, as well as appeals regarding decisions of state and local administrative agencies. At the top level is the Supreme Court, which reviews decisions of the lower courts. Maine also has county Probate Courts that stand apart from the state system.  Maine Court Records
  • Criminal Records - District Courts handle non-jury felony, misdemeanor, DWI/DUI, and juvenile matters. Jury trials for felonies, misdemeanors, and DWI/DUI cases are handled by the Superior Courts.  For database access and more information, go to our Maine Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Certificates for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces are provided by: Office of Vital Records, 244 Water Street, State House Station #11, Augusta, ME 04333, (207) 287-1919.  Visit our Vital Records page for historical birth indexes; the Social Security Death Index for Maine, statewide historical death records, probate records, and available city & county databases for deaths, burials, cemeteries, and obituaries; statewide historical and current marriages, and available city marriage databases; Hancock County divorces, and information about ordering divorce certificates statewide.


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Accident Reports  Pay Site

Use this Maine State Police fee-based service to search and request accident reports from the Maine State Police Crash Database.


Search the Maine State Archives for photographs, maps, legislation, executive council, court cases from York, Washington, and Kennebec counties, municipal records, town & city microfilm, moving images, and Maine town records.

Births and Christenings 1739-1900

Index of almost 1 million Maine birth and christening records filed between 1739 and 1900.

Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Contributions and Expenditures in Maine for candidates, party committees, political action committees, and ballot question committees.

Campaign Finance | Contributions

Maine Campaign Finance Contribution search.

Campaign Finance | Expenditures

Maine Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices search for campaign expenditures.

Campaign Finance | Lobbying

Maine Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices search for Maine lobbyists, lobbyist associates, lobbyist employer, clients, and lobbyist activities.

Campaign Finance | Registrations

Maine Ethics Commission search for candidate, party committee, political action committee, ballot question committee, and lobbyist regitrations.

Churches - Local Independent

Search the Maine Department of the Secretary of State for registered Local Independent Churches by keyword or charter number.

Cold Cases

Provided by the Main State Police. View this listing of cold cases with information including photo, crime date, crime location and available details.

Company Search - Businesses

Search the Maine Business register by keyword or name. Provides description and address.


Search the Constitution of the State of Maine by Article, Part, and Section.

Counties, Cities & Towns

Use this Maine Local Government service to search for information on Maine counties, cities, and towns.

Court Opinions & Orders | Supreme Court

Search for Maine state Supreme Court Opinions or Administrative Orders by keyword. Provides docket number, decision date, and full text of the opinion.

Crash Reports

Maine accident report database. Free search, fee for reports.

Criminal Histories  Pay Site

Maine State Police Bureau of Identification criminal history and juvenile crime information records.

Death Index 1960-1997

Search by name, place, and/or year for Maine death records filed between 1960 and 1997.

Deaths and Burials 1841-1910

Index of approximately 170,000 Maine deaths and burials records filed between 1841 and 1910.


Browse the Maine State Government register for state agencies, departments, and services.

Environmental Protection GIS Maps

Maine Geographical Information System (GIS) interactive environmental maps of oil spills, solid waste, sewage pumpouts, healthy beaches, bird habitats, riversheds, closed landfills, and much more. Most require Google Earth.

Government Yellow Pages

Search the Maine State Government Yellow Pages by word or phrase.

Historic Sites

Search for Historic Sites in Maine by name, region, or activity.

Inmates and Probationers

Search the Maine Department of Corrections for current inmates or offenders on probation.


Search the Maine Revisor of Statutes for the Laws of Maine by year and keyword or phrase.

Legislation and Legislators

Search the Maine State Legislature for Senate and House membership and Legislative Session Information. Includes a Bill Status Search, Bill Text Search, Past Sessions Bill Text, as well as Committee Information and legislative journals and calendars.


Search for Maine libraries by town, name, type, and/or county.

Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business

Find professional and business licenses in the State of Maine, including those for attorneys, accountants, dentists, physicians, realtors, credit service organizations, and more.

Marriages 1771-1907

Index of 600,000 Maine marriage records filed between 1771 and 1907.

Missing Children

Maine missing children search.

Most Wanted

Browse this Maine Most Wanted database by name and photo for Maine most wanted, or search by keyword/case number, type of crime, description, and/or city.

Posted Roads

Use this interactive map service to search for Maine posted roads by town or route.

Public Notices

Search for public notices published in participating Maine newspapers. Notices include (but not limited to) foreclosures, government contracts, auctions and sales, court proceedings, unclaimed property, business and corporate notices, and community information.

Reserved Lands

Search for Reserved Lands in Maine by name, region, or activity.

Road Conditions

Use this Maine Department of Transportation interactive map service to search for Maine posted road conditions.

State Parks

Search for State Parks in Maine by name, region, or activity.


Search the Maine Office of the Revisor of Statutes by title number, section number, keyword, or phrase. Gives full text of statute as well as the section history.

Tax Refund Status - Income

Use this Maine Revenue Services database to search for the refund status of your personal income tax (1040) filing in Maine.

Tax Refund Status - Property Tax & Rent Income

Use this Maine Revenue Services database to search for the refund status of your Property Tax & Rent Income filing in Maine.

Maine is located in the northern New England region of the United States. The Capital is Augusta and the largest city is Portland.  The Official Web Site is located at  Maine is the 41st most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 1,330,089 and the 2010 census population was 1,328,361.  The land area is 30,842.92 square miles and there are 43.1 persons per square mile.

95.2% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% are two or more races. 91.1% are a high school graduate or higher, and 27.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $174,500. There are on average 2.33 persons per household, the per capita income is $26,824, the median household income is $48,453, and 13.6% of the persons in Maine are considered below poverty level.

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