AUGUSTA  — Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that seeks to increase filing fees at county registrar of deeds offices.

In his veto message Tuesday, the governor called the bill a tax increase that he cannot support. He said if counties want tax increases, they should justify them on their merits.

The bill he rejected seeks to increase the current $13 fees by $6.

The bill will be returned to the Legislature when it returns on May 15 to see if there are sufficient votes to override it. The Legislature in early April overrode his veto of a Medicaid-related bill, but sustained his veto of a bill addressing mortage foreclosures.