Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

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Have a safe and Happy Winter!

ROAD ISSUES:  If you have any issues in regards to the Road conditions in Town, please call Road Commissioner Andrew Wickson directly at phone #515-1124.

Sumner – Part Time Office Staff-30 hours/week

The Town of Sumner is accepting resumes for the position of Secretary to the Select Board/Planning Board and Deputy to the Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Collector and Registrar of Voters.

The successful candidate will possess proven written and oral communication skills, be familiar with office procedures and equipment, have some prior financial experience, be highly organized, exhibit superb customer service skills, have prior experience working with the public, be detail oriented, possess computer skills, and have the ability to handle multiple priorities.

Requirements include administrative experience and graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by post-graduate training, or any combination of experience and training that provides the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform the duties of the position. Notary Public appointment and previous municipal experience is highly desirable.

Successful candidate may be considered for transition to full time Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Collector, and Registrar of Voters.

Send resume, cover letter, salary history and a minimum of three professional references to

Select Board, Town of Sumner, 633 Main St., Sumner, ME  04292.

Telephone (207) 388-2866 Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.


License Fee: $11.00 per dog or $6.00 per dog if neutered.


You may license your dog at the clinic, at the Office, or by mail with the current rabies certificate.

MT. Tom Snowmobile Club will be selling calendars for $10.00 each to be drawn daily during the month of February.  Calendars will also be available for purchase at the Town Office. For additional calendar purchases please Contact Carol Hadley at phone #388-2500. Good Luck All!

FYI- Property Taxes are due on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Interest on unpaid taxes start on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

– The following Board and Committee positions are open:

1 Code Enforcement Officer/Licensed Plumbing Inspector & Alternates

2 Planning Board Members and Alternates

3 Scholarship Committee Members

4 Appeals Board

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.


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.

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

Planning Board Agenda: PB Agenda

Select Board Agenda: sb-agenda

2017 Warrant for Special Town Meeting: 2017specialtownmeetingwarrant

2017 Special Town Meeting Ballot: 2017specialtownmeetingballot

2017 Return: 2017specialtownmeetingreturn

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