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Cumberland County, ME Public Records

Cumberland County public records are all written, audio, video, or software materials that are created, transacted, and stored by local government agencies. Residents are granted access to public records following local open records laws. Vital records such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces are only accessible to certain record seekers. These are spouses, close relations, legal representatives, and the person on the record. Marriage, birth, and death are sourced from the county's vital records office, while divorces are obtained from the clerk of courts where the divorce was granted. The Office of vital records charges $15 for the first certified copy of records and $6 for any copies afterward. Property records are also available to all interested parties in the county, provided they do not fall under legal restrictions.

Courts in Cumberland County

Court Records in Cumberland County, Maine

Cumberland County court records are accessible to all requesters, provided no legal restrictions are involved. The county has a Superior, one probate, and two County District courts. Interested parties may access the records by visiting the courthouses where the case was heard and viewing them at the public terminals or contacting the clerk of the court. There is an alternative: the Maine eCourts platform that holds digital court records. However, not all requesters can access these records, especially if they contain ongoing criminal investigations, child custody, abuse, or juvenile-related incidents. These are only accessed by law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, and the parties to the case. The state police also provide a centralized repository for sex offender information. Requesters can search for these offenders by name, city, and zip code.

Court Name:
3 Chase Street Suite 2
205 Newbury Street, Ground Floor
205 Newbury Street Room 139

Jails and Prisons in Cumberland County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Cumberland County, Maine

Cumberland County inmate records are available to all interested parties following open records statutes. These records are maintained by the County Sheriff’s office, which provides an online roster of individuals that are held. The roster also provides the booking date, projected release date, and facility location. Inmates are also allowed visitors weekly, though these have to be scheduled in advance. Visitors must also adhere to all facility regulations, such as wearing the right clothes and arriving on time. Well-wishers may contact the inmate's facility if they wish to fund their account. Maine County has five jails and prisons, serving 305,231 residents. It is ranked 11th out of 16 counties in terms of jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
17 Mallison Falls Road
675 Westbrook Street
South Portland
17 Mallison Falls Road

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Cumberland County

Arrest Records in Cumberland County, Maine

All interested parties can access Cumberland County arrest records, provided there are no legal restrictions. These records are maintained by law enforcement agencies like the sheriff’s office or state police. Aside from the physical description, and criminal charges, it is also possible to access the arresting officer's identity, witness statements, and incident context. Considering the nature of these records, not all are accessible to the requesters. That includes details on child custody, ongoing criminal investigations, abuse, or financial crimes. Eligible record seekers can also put in requests for criminal records to the State Bureau of Identification, which provides fingerprint and name-based checks. The fees depend on the record type request. Cumberland County has 23 police departments, and the crime rate is 27.64 per 1,000 residents.

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Popular Cities in Cumberland

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