Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

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Have a Safe and Happy Holiday week!

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that whenever you burn anything please be sure to get a burn permit from your Local Fireman at no cost or online with a $7.00 fee through the Sumner Town Website link : See  

The Town of Sumner is seeking a part time deputy town clerk, deputy treasurer and deputy tax collector to work 6 hours/month and to cover vacation time and Saturdays.  During training, the successful applicant will work 15 hour weeks and travel for mandatory State training.

Applicant must have knowledge of/experience in records management, cash collection and reconciliation, and public interaction.

FMI contact the Sumner Town Office, 388-2866

Nomination papers for Selectmen, Road Commissioner and School Board will be available on Friday, May 13th.

Upcoming RSU No. 10 Budget Process Dates:

MAY 25: RSU No. 10 Annual Budget Meeting at Mountain Valley High School at 6:30 pm.

JUNE 14: Budget Validation Referendum Vote at Municipal Voting Stations


The Town Office will be closed on Saturday, May 28th, 2016.

The Women’s Auxiliary of Sumner will be having a Plant and Yard sale on Saturday, June 4th from 9-2. Located at the Sumner Fire Department at 633 Main Street. Donations are welcomed. 

– The following Board and Committee positions are open:

1 Planning  and School Board Members and Alternates

2 Scholarship Committee Members

3 Appeals Board

4 Road Committee Members

5 CEO/LPI Alternates

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please submit a letter or send an email of interest to the attention of the Select Board. Thank You.


The upcoming bottle drive will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  Volunteers are needed to drive a short route to pick up bottles.  Bottles may be dropped off at the Town Office.

The BBQ is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2016.   

For more information, you can call Arlene @ 388-2276.

Sumner is in Wildlife Management Districts 12 and 15. For more detailed information go to the Hunting tab at


You may now re-register your vehicle on-line through the State  of Maine website.  Please click on this link:

Building Notifications – please come into the town office and file your building notification prior to work being done, thank you!

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

Sumner Post Office, tel. 388-2066; the window hours are as follows:

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

Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

Zumba classes are being held at the Hartford-Sumner Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.  The first class is free and $4.00 after that.

The Comprehensive Plan Update can be viewed by clicking the link below. ONLY THE CHANGES are posted for view. If you would like to review the whole document, please stop in to the Town Office during regular business hours.

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.

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.

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Program                                 

Runs from June 11th till October 22nd, 2016.

Information is posted in the Sumner Town Office.


Phone number: (207)783-9186. 


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

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

Road Committee 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 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

Planning Board Agenda: PB Agenda

Select Board Agenda: SB AGENDA

2015 Warrant for Annual Town Meeting: Town Warrant

Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station, tel. 336-2700

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

Recycling List for Transfer Station

Swap Shop: Wednesday 9 a.m. to Noon; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; during winter, 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