Maine Probate Court
Probate Courts handle the estates of deceased and missing persons, guardianship of incapacitated adults and minor children, trusts, legal name changes of adults and minors, adoption matters as well as other family matters.
Effective January 1, 2023, the public's access to court records concerning adult guardianship, adult and minor conservatorships and protective arrangements instead of guardianship or conservatorship for adults and minors, will be restricted pursuant to M.R.S. 18-C § 5-308, 5-409 and 5-511. The existence of a proceeding is public record, but the public’s access to court records will be restricted. Filings shall be available for viewing only by interested parties and their counsel.
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Efile with the probate court
eFile allows you to file electronically with Maine Probate Courts.
Effective Sept 1, 2021, the fee to electronically file is $7
Get the forms you need
If you are unable to locate the forms you need, all forms are available at your local Probate Court. Forms may also be available on individual Probate Court websites located on the County Info page.
Search Probate Records
Search Probate Court dockets by county using various search criteria. Images are available on cases filed since 2008 in all counties. Some courts have scanned additional documents prior to 2008.
In need of probate court?
Electronic filing simplifies the process.
Frequently Asked questions
You can contact the Probate Court for general and procedural information. We are not permitted by law to offer any legal advice. Please contact an attorney if you have legal questions.
Please check the website for the Maine Bar Association at http://www.mainebar.org
The first step is to file the appropriate forms where the decedent or protected was a resident. In guardianship and conservatorship matters, a petition may be filed in the county where the alleged incapacitated person or minor resides or is currently located (if it is different from the county or residence). You may check with your county for general information and confirm what each filing will require.
Filing fees, surcharge, notice, certificate, forms, publication, postage for certified mail are some of the costs you may be required to pay. Upon completion of your e-Filing, you will be provided a receipt of the costs associated with your filing.