Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

Photos by Bob Runes


The Sumner Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM at the Sumner Town Office to review a proposed Food Sovereignty Ordinance.



Hunting & Fishing Licenses


Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, ATVs, Boats, and Snowmobiles

Re-register ATVs, Boats, and Snow Machines

Sumner is in Management Districts 12 and 15


Vehicle Registration Information:

You may now re-register your Motor Vehicle on-line through the State  of Maine website.


The Sumner Scholarship Committee is selling calendars for daily drawings during the month of October.  Calendars are $10 each and may be purchased through committee members or at the Sumner Town Office.  Watch for the winners to be announced here.


The Sumner Scholarship Committee accepts bottles for redemption all year.   Drop off your bag of bottles on the back porch of the Town Office anytime.  Last year the Scholarship Committee raised over $1500 from bottle donations.  Thanks to all of you who support this effort.

Ari Silverman and Maureen Searles on Bottle Drive Day last year.





Ask for more information at

 the Sumner Town Office





Tree Cutting will be done on the following roads:

Varney Road, Labrador Pond Road, Valley Road and Tuell Hill Road


Please be advised, Heald Bridge #0673 on Redding Rd. over West Branch Nezinscot River approximately 0.45 miles westerly of Black Mountain Rd. will be closed to vehicular & pedestrian traffic starting July 15, 2019. It will reopen on September 28, 2019.

A detour around the project utilizing Tuell Hill Rd., Main St. (Rt. 219), Greenwoods Rd. and Black Mountain Rd. will be clearly marked with signage.





The Sumner Select Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.


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

Building Notification

Sample map

Understanding the Building Notification

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.


Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station          (207) 336-2700

Wednesdays and Saturdays Year Round         8 am to 5 pm


Swap Shop: 

Wednesday 9 am to 3 pm  

Saturday 9 am to 12 pm


Transfer Station permits – We have stickers available. 

Also, ask for a new sticker when registering a new-to-you vehicle.




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).


Road Information: 

Chandler Bridge on River Rd is CLOSED to all traffic. 

This decision was based on inspection and recommendation from MDOT.     

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


Volunteer Fire Department

Sumner Volunteer Firefighter Training: Fire Barn / 2nd Thursdays / 6:30 pm

Burn Permits are available on-line.  See  There is a $7 fee for an on-line permit OR you can still contact our local fire fighters and receive a permit at no cost.

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







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:

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.


Comprehensive Plan View Here: Comprehensive Plan Update


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

Sumner Road Commissioner  (202) 515-1124

Sumner Code Enforcement Officer  (202) 240-8564

Animal Control Officer Roni-Sue Vachon   (207) 461-0232

Kozy Kennelz Animal Shelter (207) 212-6677

Maine’s Job Bank free service