Due to the spread of COVID-19, our office will be closed to the public at this time. Documents will still be accepted by mail, erecording or in person via a lockbox located in the vestibule by the front door. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Julie Curtis, Register

Searching Public Records

We offer two search options for the Hancock County Registry of deeds; the details are below. There are multiple public computers available for use at the Registry Office. If you have questions or concerns regarding searching, please contact us at (207) 667-8353.


AVA is a web-based search option. This option requires Internet Explorer 11 or higher OR Google Chrome for searching. Direct Search is a limited field option search which allows the user to search indexed data and print images. You are able to search AVA with a name or book and page number. Any images printed through AVA are free and will print with a watermark.

Search Using AVA


Laredo is designed for users who spend a significant amount of time searching data. Laredo is a downloadable program allowing 24-hour access to the most current information available. Laredo has a customizable results screen and users have the ability to view and print images. Laredo is a subscription-based product and does require a contract to obtain a username and password. A Laredo Agreement will need to be submitted and you must have a positive escrow account to acquire access.

* Laredo is not compatible with Apple products.

Search Using Laredo
Laredo Agreement

If you are experiencing technical issues using AVA or Laredo; please contact Fidlar Support by phone at 1-800-747-4600 or via email support@fidlar.com.

50 State Street Suite 9
Ellsworth ME 04605
Mailing Address
PO BOX 1059
Ellsworth ME 04605
Phone Number
(207) 667-8353
(207) 667-1410
Office Hours
Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Recording Hours
8:30am - 3:50pm
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