Courthouse Access Limited

Effective 6/1/2020

 

Court Clerk's Office hours:

Monday 8am-4pm

Tuesday 8am-4pm

Wednesday  8am-4pm

Thursday 8am-4pm

Friday 8am-4pm

Drop box for other offices available

Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

PUBLIC ACCESS by appointment only:

District Attorney             882-7312

Registry of Probate         882-7392

Registry of Deeds            882-7431

Commissioners Office      882-6311

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Lincoln County is the thirteenth largest in population of the sixteen counties located in mid-coast Maine. Its early history is well described as follows:

Lincoln County was the most easterly of the two counties established, June 21, 1760, when York County was first divided. Its western boundary started at the eastern extremity of Casco Bay to New Meadows River, across the Carrying Place to Merrymeeting Bay and then up the Androscoggin River 30 miles and from thence north 2 degrees west to the northern limits of the province.  Its eastern boundary was the Province of Nova Scotia and extended from the sea to the unbounded northern limits of the province of Maine.

The southwest part of this new county had once been Cornwall County of the Colony of New York.  All of the towns in Cornwall County had been destroyed by the Indians before 1700.  The new towns of Georgetown and Pownalborough, and the districts of Newcastle and Woolwich were existent when Lincoln County was established. 

The County, which once comprised more than 90% of Maine, was later divided giving portions to Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, and Washington counties.  Its final boundary was established on April 1, 1860.

 

The County currently consists of the towns of Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport Island, Whitefield, Wiscasset; and the plantation of Monhegan.

Wiscasset is the County Seat, hosting the county government, courthouse, and the county jail.

In 2010, Lincoln County’s population represented 2.6% of the state’s total, with a census count of 34,457, a 2.5% increase over 2000.

Source: http://maineanencyclopedia.com/lincoln-county/ (accessed March 24, 2018)

Contact the County

​​​Emergencies                                         9-1-1

Sheriff's Office (non-emergency)              Phone: (207) 882-7332

Clerk of Courts                                      Phone: (207)882-6363

District Attorney                                     Phone: (207) 882-7312

Emergency Management                        Phone: (207) 882-7559

Recycling                                              Phone: (207) 882-5276

Regional Planning                                  Phone: (207) 882-4271

Registry of Deeds                                   Phone: (207) 882-7431

Registry of Probate                                 Phone: (207) 882-7392

Two Bridges Regional Jail                       Phone: (207) 882-4268

County Commissioners                           Phone: (207) 882-6311

                                                           Fax: (207) 882-4320

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​​Lincoln County Courthouse

32 High Street

P.O. Box 249

Wiscasset, Maine  04578

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

 

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