Maine Public Records

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About Maine Open Public Record

The Maine Freedom of Access Act, FOAA was enacted in 1959 and grants the people of this state a broad right of access to public records. There are over 300 statutory exceptions to the Freedom of Access Act's definition of a public record. Many of which specifically designate certain types of records, or classifies information within a record as confidential or otherwise not subject to the Freedom of Access laws. Maine's counties are divided into political jurisdictions. There are 16 counties in the state of Maine and collectively 488 organized municipalities consisting of cities, towns and plantations. Maine also has three reservations. Criminal history records and juvenile crime information are maintained by the Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification. Criminal history record information includes summary information concerning the passage of an adult through the criminal justice system. Inspect an abundance of Maine public records online using the most current research sources. Request criminal history records and reports from the Maine State Police. Research current court cases through the Maine Judicial Branch. Look up information on the education and background of Maine's residents. Inspect records of births, deaths and marriages in the state. See what it's like to live in Maine by researching the current housing and real estate data. Link to the county databases to learn about individual county governments and resources. Gather an abundance of data on community services and local attractions by searching the city websites. Find statistics about the firms and companies doing business in the state. Read about up to date current events and breaking crime stories in any Maine. New Maine sources are added on a regular basis for the best and most current services.
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Maine Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Maine Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Maine

  • How to find unclaimed life insurance policy?
    Do you know the name of the insurance company? If they are out of business, contact the insurance commissioner for the state where the policy was purchased. Also check with the unclaimed property office of the state where the policy was purchased. (Staff)
  • How can I obtain all public records relating to a specific traffic accident?
    If you're trying to request an official incident report from the police, you can check the area's police website. Which ever department responded and took the report, probably has a website stating how to request their reports. (Staff)
  • Can I get free online access to the name of the owner of a vehicle if I knew the plate number? How?
    I wouldn't want people looking up my information based on my plate number unless I've been in an accident with that party. Probably not considered open public information because of that reason and other privacy issues. (Staff)
  • Can I request arrest records from the Maine State Police in order to cover all counties?
    Arrest reports are created from the department and officer which made the arrest. The department in which the officer files his report maintains and provides copies from their records' departments. If you are not sure of the location of the arrest or which department, a criminal record check might help. Although all arrests do not necessarily end up in convictions and appear in background checks, many do. The state police maintains a website which offers a public background check of criminal history. This would be a good place to start the search but may not find all the arrests. (Staff)
  • If a criminal check is requested from the Main’s department of public safety, state police, would it also show arrests since it’s from official law enforcement searches?
    Arrest records are not part of most criminal or background checks regardless of whether the police provides it or not, even if the state police maintains the central depository for criminal records. An arrest report pertains to an official report and documentation written by the police similar to a field report. An arrest report is a type of police report amongst others such as incidents which do not include arrests, crash reports involving accidents, vandalism, theft and more. These reports are available to the public, but are subject to the department’s policy and process. These arrest reports are generally requested individually by the defendant, their attorney or others involved to the incident. The purpose is not aimed to see if a person is arrested, a background check or search of criminal records will reveal not only arrests, but convictions also and is probably a better choice. (Staff)

Maine Arrest Records


Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • Arrests 7/9 at 8:52 p.m. Robert E. Jerome, 39, of Sumner, was arrested by Officer Holly Thompson on a warrant.  7/11 at 10:32 a.m. Timothy R. Broad, 47, of Gorham, was arrested on County Road by Officer Scott Vaughn on three warrants.  7/11 at 10:32 a.m. Brian L. Broad, 44, of Gorham, was arrested on
    July 18, 2018
  • Arrests 7/9 at 4:56 p.m. Peter M. Wildes, 49, of Haven Road, Windham, was arrested on East Main Street by Officer Amie Rapa on an outstanding warrant from another agency.  7/9 at 5:29 p.m. Justin G. Lynds, 31, no address listed, of Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Roger Moore on a charge of theft
    July 18, 2018
  • Arrests 7/11 at 4:25 p.m. Tod M. Thibeault, 61, of Turner Street, was arrested at McDonald’s on Pleasant Street by Garrett Decker on an outstanding warrant from another agency, criminal trespassing, and violating condition of release.  7/13 at 10:08 p.m. Christopher J. Taylor, 29, of Bath Road, was arrested on Bath Road by Officer Christopher Wolongevicz on
    July 18, 2018
  • Arrests Summonses 7/12 at 1:18 p.m. Virginia Moler, 28, of Main Street, Lisbon Falls, was issued a summons by Officer Gabrielle Mathieu on Pleasant Street on a charge of operating with a suspended registration. 7/12 at 7:28 p.m. Dakota Rumery, 20, of Parliament Circle, was issued a summons by Officer Kerry Libby on Bridge Street
    July 18, 2018
  • Arrests 7/14 at 6:20 p.m. Rachel A. Bernstein, 32, of Trundy Road, was arrested on Trundy Road by Officer Jefferey Gaudette on a charge of domestic violence assault. Summonses 7/11 at 10:30 a.m. Matthew Bayliss, 42, no address listed, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Shore Road by Sgt. Kevin Kennedy on a charge of
    July 18, 2018
  • Arrests  7/6 at 1:50 a.m. Dubon Jose Ramos, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Casco Bay Bridge by Officer Kaitlyn Thurlow on a charge of operating under the influence.  7/7 at 12:57 a.m. Kevin Dana Brown, 26, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Eric Young on a charge of operating under the influence.  7/7
    July 18, 2018

Maine Missing Children


Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Kohl Roberts
    Kohl Roberts, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/29/2020. Missing From Dover Foxcroft, Me. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Piscataquis County Sheriff's Office (maine) 1-207-564-3304.
    September 03, 2020
  • Missing: Kimberly Moreau
    Kimberly Moreau, Age Now: 50, Missing: 05/11/1986. Missing From Jay, Me. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Maine State Police - Missing Persons Unit (maine) 1-207-743-8282.
    November 04, 2019
  • Missing: Cheyenne Keaton
    Cheyenne Keaton, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/03/2019. Missing From Lewiston, Me. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Auburn Police Department (maine) 1-207-784-7331.
    August 08, 2019
  • Missing: Kayla Skula
    Kayla Skula, Age Now: 15, Missing: 03/22/2019. Missing From Saco, Me. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Saco Police Department (maine) 1-207-284-4535.
    June 12, 2019
  • Missing: Katana Plourde
    Katana Plourde, Age Now: 16, Missing: 02/08/2019. Missing From Saco, Me. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Saco Police Department (maine) 1-207-284-4535.
    February 15, 2019
  • Missing: Ellie Thompson
    Ellie Thompson, Age Now: 16, Missing: 02/14/2019. Missing From Sanford, Me. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Sanford Police Department (maine) 1-207-324-3644.
    February 15, 2019

Maine Recent Criminal Activity Reports


Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Maine Missing People


Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person By Request • Teresa Allen • Norridgewock, Maine • 56 Years Old
    October 11, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person By Request • Teresa Allen • Norridgewock, Maine • 56 Years Old
    October 11, 2017
  • Missing Person • Sebastian Kelley • Westbrook, Maine • 30 Years Old
    August 09, 2017
  • Missing Person • Richard Salman • Prospect, Maine • 66 Years Old
    August 09, 2017
  • Missing Person • Megan Nichole Gregory • Augusta, Maine • 27 Years Old
    August 09, 2017
  • Missing Person • Stephen Anthony Wines • Cumberland County, Maine • 27 Years Old
    August 08, 2017

Maine Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/28/2020)

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Maine American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/28/2020)

  • Maine's demographic and housing ACS survey of 1,328,535 being 0.42 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.9% males and 51.1% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Maine social characteristics data of 553,086 households, which make up 0.48 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 347,972 families with and without children. There are 303,115 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Maine American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 1,095,219 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.44 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 698,369 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Maine housing characteristics are collected from 724,685 dwellings making up 0.55 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 553,086 or uninhabited 171,599 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 553,086 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Maine Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Maine
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Maine Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Maine
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    23 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • Maine Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
  • Statewide income of median households in Maine
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Maine
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Maine territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile