(TITLE 30-A: MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES; HEADING: PL 1987, c. 737, PART 1; SUBPART 6: REGULATION, LICENSES AND PERMITS; CHAPTER 183: ECONOMIC REGULATION; SUBCHAPTER III: INNKEEPERS, VICTUALERS AND LODGING HOUSES; ARTICLE 3: REGISTRATION OF GUESTS SECTION 3821)
Every person conducting any hotel or lodging house shall have a register kept and maintained in the hotel or lodging house at all times. The name of every guest or person renting a room or rooms in the hotel or lodging house shall be written in the register. The person renting the room or rooms, or someone under that person's direction, shall sign the register. The proprietor of the hotel or lodging house, or the proprietor's agent, shall then write the number of each room assigned to and occupied by the guest, together with the date that room is rented, opposite the names so registered.(9/2005)
FULL TEXT OF LAW
The proprietor or the proprietor's agent shall keep and maintain a record showing the date when the occupant of each room surrenders the room. This record may be part of the register.
Both the register and the record shall be kept for two years and be available at all reasonable times to the inspection of any lawful agent of the licensing authority or any full-time law enforcement officers. The guest register may be "kept," within the meaning of this section, when reproduced on any photographic, microfilm or other process that reproduces the original record.