Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

Photos by Bob Runes







A SWAP SHOP Volunteer Informational Meeting

will be held at the Sumner Town Office

Saturday, August 17th, at 10 am

The Buckfield-Sumner Transfer Station hosts a Swap Shop where town residents can drop off usable items (clothes and most anything else) for reuse.  This diverts about 50 tons of material away from trash disposal each year and provides to users a great free source of good used clothes, household articles, books and more. 

Operating the shop requires a pool of about 18-20 volunteers in order to allow each to work a three hour shift (Wednesday 9am-Noon and Saturday 9am-Noon and Noon -3pm) once or twice a month.  The current volunteer pool has dropped well below that due to illnesses, moving and personal commitments, causing the shop to curtail operating hours.  Potential volunteers can obtain an information form at the Swap Shop or the Buckfield or Sumner town offices.





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.


Vehicle Registration Information:

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



Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Re-registrations forATVs, 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:




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.


Scholarship Committee Fundraising

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

The Scholarship Committee accepts bottle donations all year.  Drop off your bag or box on the back porch of the town office.  Last year the Scholarship Committee raised over $1500 from bottle donations.  Thanks to all of you who support this effort.


Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station          (207) 336-2700

Wednesdays and Saturdays Year Round Hours: 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