Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292


Photos by Bob Runes


 2017 Annual Town Meeting Warrant & Ordinances

The Town of Sumner now has a Facebook page! click this LINK and come see what’s happening.

Information from the Oxford County Emergency Management Agency regarding storm damage:

If you have damage to your primary residence or a private road, please do the following:
1. Contact your insurance company.
2. Take photographs and document any repairs. Keep any receipts for purchases related to storm repairs.
3. Report the damage to your town office or you can call 2-1-1 to report. Give them your name, address, contact number and a cost estimate of damages. ***If you live in an Unorganized Territory or Township, please send us(Oxford County EMA) a message with the information.***
We are collecting this data to understand the extent of damage in our county to see if we can pursue a request for federal individual assistance. PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE. We will only contact you if federal individual assistance is received.”

OCEMA email:

OCEMA Facebook Page:

Road Information: 

There will be roadside cutting and chipping of trees throughout the Town to prepare for ditching and snow removal.  The trees will be left for the property owner

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

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:


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.

Open Positions:

*  Planning Board and Alternates

*  Scholarship Committee Members

*  Appeals Board

*  Budget Committee

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 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.

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