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DOCUMENT NOTARIZATION FEE - Effective January 1, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, out of town residents will be charged $5.00 per notarized document.

Notary services will remain free for all Portland residents and businesses.

LAND RECORD RECORDINGS - Effective December 1, 2017

The fee to record a document on the land records is $60.00 for the first page.

The $5.00 for each additional page and the $2.00 fee for conveyances for $2,000 remain the same.

The fee for filing a Foreclosed Property Registrations if $60.00

Nominee (MERS) fees have not changed and will remain at the flat fee of $159.00 for Releases and Assignments (when Nominee is the Releasor/Grantor) and $159.00 plus $5.00 for each additional page for other Nominee (MERS) recordings.

Any document received for recording on December 1, 2017 is charged the new fee even if it was mailed and postmarked earlier. The statutes do not allow for an exception to the recording fee and all documents in the month of December will be subject to the new fee and the revised allocations of funds.

Office of the Town Clerk

The office of the Town Clerk has been serving the residents of Portland since 1841. While the clerk’s duties have varied over the years, municipal record keeping has remained the foundation of the office.

Today the Town Clerk's Office serves as the hub for hunting/fishing licenses, notarizing, trade name certificates, dog licenses, the issuing of absentee ballots, and also serves as the registrar of vital statistics.

Our office is continually striving to provide the most efficient services to our residents and taxpayers while maintaining the high level of customer service that has always distinguished this office. Our land records are now accessible online from September 1995 – present. Please visit us on our web site or in person – we look forward to assisting you!

Ryan J. Curley
Town Clerk

Ryan Curley
Town Clerk
33 East Main St.
Phone: 860-342-6743
Paula Lee, CCTC
Assistant Town Clerk
33 East Main St.
Phone: 860-342-6742