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Registry of Deeds

Knox County Registry of Deeds
62 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-0422


As stated on the main page of this website, the Knox County Courthouse is open to the public.  In the Registry of Deeds office, the following is effective April 1, 2022:

  • Visitors will once again have access to the research computers, but we still ask you to please maintain a social distance of six feet from other people whenever possible. 
  • Visitors will no longer be required to wear masks, but you are certainly welcome to.

At the Registry of Deeds, documents that relate to real estate (property) ownership are recorded and searched. The purpose of the Registry of Deeds is to record and preserve all land records in Knox County.  Documents are accepted for recording based on Maine State Law, most generally found in Title 33 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated.  The Registry is administered by the Registrar of Deeds and is responsible for recording documents as prescribed by these statutes.

Our major purpose is to make available, for all time, the information that proves ownership and interest in every piece of property in Knox County.  Our records date back to 1760, which include the records of Lincoln, Waldo and Hancock Counties before Knox County was incorporated on April 1, 1860.

Documents such as deeds, mortgages, liens, discharges, assignments and certain court documents, just to name a few, are entered into public record in the order they are received.  They are made available to the public through a paper and electronic index.  The Registry is used every day by many individuals; banks, credit bureaus, lawyers, title companies, genealogists and independent researchers.

Documents can be searched in person at the Registry from 1760 to present.  Our online web search  has document records from 1760 to present and survey plans from 1800 to present.   You will need to create an account if you wish to print documents.  A link to our website, Maine Registry of Deeds, is on the left sidebar for your convenience.

(207) 594-0422


The Registry is located on the first floor of the Knox County Courthouse at 62 Union Street, Rockland.

Our mailing address is:

Knox County Registry of Deeds
62 Union Street Rockland, ME 04841

Property Fraud Alert:  If you would like to sign up and receive alerts when documents are recorded with your name, you can do so by clicking on the following fraud alert link. You will receive an alert whenever a document is recorded under your name.  You will then be able to search on our public website to view the recorded document.   Property Fraud Alert

Madelene Cole, Registrar     
Jacquelyn Macauley, Deputy Registrar
Shelby Thompson, Office Assistant