Do it yourself

In the State of Maine, apostilles are issued by the office of Matthew Dunlap, the Maine Secretary of State, through the Division of Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions in Augusta.

Documents submitted for apostille must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Documents must be issued in Maine and must have the signature of the State Registrars, Notaries Public, Dedimus Justices and county or constitutional officers. The signature and qualification of officers and notaries are kept on file at the office of the Secretary of State in Augusta.
  • Notarized documents must include the signature and stamp of the notary public and the date of notarization. For any document certified by notaries public there can be issued special acknowledgements.
  • Birth, marriage, death certificates and other vital records must be issued in Maine by the state, court or municipal officials. The same guidelines apply for divorce decrees. Make sure you have a recent copy issued by the appropriate court.
  • For academic records, diplomas and transcripts issued by universities in Maine such as University of New England, University of Maine, Colby College and others, you need notarized copies of your school records issued by the school registrar.

Copies of documents can be obtained from the County Clerk of any of Maine’s sixteen counties: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington and York.

Apostille Maine contacts:

Visit in person:
Maine Secretary of State
Division of Corporations and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
Phone: (207) 624-7752

Courier Delivery
Maine Secretary of State
111 Sewall Street 4th Floor
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 624-7736


Price and processing time:

Price is $10 per apostille with payment to the “Maine Secretary of State”.
Processing time is same-day counter service or 2 days for mailed orders.