Quick Reference Filing Guide to Maine

Maine

You can take an armchair tour of the beautiful sites in Maine by taken a trip through their picture gallery (and sending someone you know a postcard). After you are finished there, jump on over to the link from the Pine Tree State’s main page labeled “Business,” at the top of the page, for an informative set of pages on creating, and running a business in Maine.
Secretary of State

The Secretary of State in Maine wears many hats. Not only is he responsible for regulating the business formation process in Maine, but he also oversees motor vehicle regulations, elections, archives, and U.C.C. filings. The Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, another office he oversees, is more fully covered in our link below.

Business Registration

Information regarding annual reports is available through the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions as well as a list of fees due with each corporate form filing. Many forms to form or register a corporation or limited liability company are now available online. There are also many other documents which can be viewed and downloaded at the Bureau’s site, including administrative rules, and information regarding trademarks, liens, and U.C.C. filings.

Courts

Visit the Maine Judicial Branch for information about how Maine's courts work. You can also peruse the Maine Supreme Court opinions published since January, 1997.

Taxes

Taxation information can be located on the Maine Revenue Services pages. You can also find information about sales and withholding taxes on the Revenue Services pages. Electronic filing can be done from their site.

Legislature

At the Maine Legislature site, the Maine Constitution is online, as are the Maine Statutes. Some really interesting information regarding the functions performed by the legislature, and the offices that support them, are presented on the legislative pages.