The Town Clerk's office accepts instruments regarding property in Portland. These are legal documents for recording on land records. They should be prepared by an attorney and then either sent or brought to our office for filing. The Town Clerk's office cannot provide blank forms.
Land recordings must be processed 15 minutes prior to our closing time. Documents received after this time will be held for recording on the next business day.
Recording fees are $60.00 for a single page document or for the first page of a document, and $5.00 for each subsequent page within the same document. When recording a deed with conveyance consideration, an additional $2.00 is required to cover processing the forms for the State Revenue Department.
Copies of land records or property descriptions are available for a fee of $1.00 for each page. If you need a certified copy, the cost is an additional $2.00.
Land records of the Town of Portland are available ONLINE. The Grantor-Grantee Index and images are available from 1923 to the present. There is no cost to view a document but there is a $2 fee per page to print.
To access Portland's Land Records:
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE LAND RECORDS SEARCH