Evictions (Forcible Entry Detainer (FED))
A Forcible Entry and Detainer Action (FED) is the formal name for the eviction hearing that takes place in District court.
Mediation is also available in eviction actions, which are called Forcible Entry and Detainer cases. A mediator may be at the courthouse when parties come to court on the day of the hearing, or mediation can be requested in advance. If you would like to request mediation, please contact the Clerk of Court to determine if a mediator will be present or can be arranged on the hearing date. Mediation will take place at the courthouse.
To find out more about mediation in eviction actions, see the brochure, Forcible Entry and Detainer (Eviction) Mediation (PDF) . Note: This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.
- Maine Laws 14 MRS §§6001 through 6017
- Maine Bar Association Landlord/Tenant Information brief information on the rights of landlords and tenants as well as referral services for landlords or tenants who need attorneys. http://www.mainebar.org/images/LRIS/landlordtenant.html
- Pine Tree Legal – Renting/Tenants' Rights: Information on evictions, court procedures, and other landlord-tenant matters. http://www.ptla.org/library/588?page=1
- "Model Landlord-Tenant Lease." This publication, created by the Maine Attorney General's office, includes both a model lease and an attached guide with information about each section of the lease. http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=AGOffice_Consumer_Law_Guide&id=27935&v=article