Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

Photos by Bob Runes

Thank you to the Sumner Fire Auxiliary

and to everyone who purchased raffle tickets

for the two trees filled with gifts and gift certificates.

All proceeds from the Christmas Tree raffles have been given to the family

who lost their home to fire, Dennis and Michelle Gould.







A house fire on Thursday, November 22 destroyed the

home of Dennis & Michelle Gould on Gammon Road. 

Anyone wanting to contribute to the benefit fund

can drop off cash or gift cards at the Town Office.






Rabies Vaccination Clinic to be held at the Sumner Fire Station Saturday, January 12 from 10:00-12:00.  $10 fee for each vaccine.  Bring current or former Rabies certification.


2019 Dog Licenses NOW AVAILABLE

Licenses must be renewed by 12-31-18




We are still looking for volunteers to join the Planning Board.

Contact us at the Town Office if you are interested.





Building Notification and Check List

The Sumner Planning Board meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm 



Scholarship Committee Fundraising

Ari Silverman and Maureen Searles are pictured here on Bottle Drive Day.


Increase Robinson Library and Neighborhood House

The Increase Robinson Library and Neighborhood House has closed for the 2018 season. The Trustees and volunteers extend a sincere thank you to all who visited, toured and borrowed books. A great deal of cleaning and organizing took place this summer, and there are big plans for 2019. Anyone in need of information can send a request to: Diana <>, Kathryn <>, or <>.  Also, when there is a vehicle in the yard, knock on the door and you will be welcomed inside. The Library will open again in June 2019 (there is no heat source).


Registration Information:

You may now re-register your Motor vehicle on-line through the State  of Maine website at:

Hunting & Fishing License & Re-register ATV, Boats, and Snow Machines:

You may re-register ATV’s, Boats, and Snow Machines as well as purchase Hunting and Fishing Licenses Sumner is in Wildlife Management Districts 12 and 15.

For more detailed information click on the Hunting or Recreational Vehicle tabs at:


Road Information: 

Chandler Bridge on River Rd will be closed to all traffic as of June 1st, 2017- Based on a bridge inspection and recommendation from MaineDOT, the Chandler Bridge that carries River Road will be closed to all traffic in the next few weeks. Replacing the bridge would be costly and not appropriate for a public road at this time.

If you have any road questions or concerns, please contact Road Commissioner Andy Wickson at: 207-515-1124




Transfer Station permits – We have stickers available.  When registering a new-to-you vehicle, we will be happy to issue you a new sticker!

Burn permits are available on-line.  See  There is a $7 fee for an on-line permit.  You can still contact our local firemen and receive a permit at no cost.


Sumner Post Office Information

 Phone: 388-2066

The Post Office window hours are:

Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

General Information:

Property Record Cards are in the Planning Board Room in Map Order folders.  Tax maps and the Commitment Book are also in the Planning Board Room.  For copies or to see the working property cards, please ask in the Office.

The Animal Welfare Society and the Cleo Fund are offering services with participating local veterinary clinics to spay/neuter, health exams and rabies shots at a reduced rate for income-qualified cat owners with a $20.00 contribution requested but not required.  Feral and community cats will be spayed or neutered at the clinics for no charge. To obtain vouchers, please call the Cleo Fund at (207)773-6221.

Select Board 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Planning Board 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Fire Department 2nd and 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Sumner Volunteer Firefighter Training: 2nd Thursday in the Fire Barn at 6:30 p.m.

Comprehensive Plan View Here: Comprehensive Plan Update


Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station, tel. 336-2700

Wednesdays and Saturdays Year Round Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.




Swap Shop:

Wednesday 10 am to 1 pm  

Saturday 9 am to 3 pm

weather permitting


Oxford County Sheriff’s Department 1-800-733-1421

Animal Control Officer Ozzie Hart 357-2818

Kozy Kennelz Animal Shelter 212-6677

Maine’s Job Bank free service