Rights of Maine Renters: How to get your security deposit back - and what to do if you don't

Content Type for Facets

This classroom will walk you through the basics of security deposits in Maine, from what you should do before you move in, to what you can do if you don't get your deposit back when you move out. It explains what security deposits are, and steps you can take to make sure you get your deposit back when you move out.

Is this classroom for you?

You may use this classroom if:

  • You are renting
  • You plan on renting in the future
  • You have moved out, and want to know how to get your security deposit back

If you have other questions about rental housing, you should visit our other guides in the Rights of Maine Renters series of articles.

How this classroom works:

We've created this classroom so you can walk through a process step-by-step. The general topics are numbered on the left side of your screen.

  • Click on the name of the step you want to visit OR use the “next” and “previous” buttons at the bottom of each page to go between sections of the classroom.


Updated: January 2024

PTLA #633