What You Can Do:
References needed when conducting Maine Background Checks are usually those that are coming from public records. In the State of Maine, the Office of Vital Records is the right location for obtaining information on birth, death, or marriage record from 1923 up to present. Divorce records from 1892 through the present may also be obtained at in this office. On the other hand, the mentioned documents, except for divorce records, from years 1892 – 1922 can be found at the Maine State Archives. You may visit the respective offices from Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 5pm. Payment for a certified copy costs $15.00 and $6.00 each for additional duplicate of the same record. Moreover, uncertified copies are also available for $10.00 each. Checks can be addressed to the Treasurer – State of Maine.
For criminal records, the State Bureau of Identification which is managed by the Maine State Police is responsible for storing the said files including Main arrest records. The State has also developed an online system for a convenient access of their database. To obtain Maine criminal records, by means of a name check or a fingerprint check, the cost is $31 unless you are an inforME subscriber, in which case the cost is $21. A notification of results will be sent through email within 2 hours. However, for traditional mail method, results could take up to 15 days.