Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

Photos by Bob Runes



Tuesday, August 11 at 6 pm

Hartford-Sumner Elementary School

The Sumner Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 11 at 6 pm in the Hartford-Sumner Elementary School gym.  Social distancing will be required with six feet between chairs and/or families.  Every resident is strongly encouraged to a wear a mask.  All residents who are registered voters in Sumner can vote on the warrant articles.  The Warrant sets the Town’s budget for the next year, which in turn impacts the tax rate and property taxes.  The Warrant may be read on our website  or in the Town Report which you should receive in the mail later this week.

Town Meeting Warrant

At the Town Meeting, a Select Board member will be elected and  there will be voting on  the 37 articles in the Town Warrant.  The Registrar of Voters will be on site from 5:30-6:00 pm for any Sumner resident who needs to register to vote.  Identification and proof of Sumner residency is required for registering to vote.

There will be NO snacks or drinks for sharing at this Town Meeting.  Feel free to bring your own water.  Call between 9 and 3 Tuesday-Friday with your questions.


We can do it!

Call us to find out how we are getting all town business completed with the phone, drop box and mail. The Town Office will remain closed to walk in business at this time.

The Town Office service hours are 9:00-3:00 Tuesday-Friday. If you have town business that you cannot complete online, call during our service hours. We appreciate your patience while we work together.

*If you have questions, call us at 388-2866 between 9-3 Tuesday-Friday or email us at for more details.


FYI: Bridge on Gammon Rd between Hartford and Sumner CLOSED from June 9 – November 9





With the Town Office closed, you have a few options for vehicle registration. If you have a re-registration with no changes (such as address), you may use RAPID RENEWAL on the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.

The link to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website is:

Here is a link to a WORKSHEET FOR RE-REGISTRATION through the mail.
If you have trouble with the re-registration process, call us and we can help you through the steps or we can re-register your vehicle with us through the mail.

Here is a link to the WORKSHEET FOR REGISTRATION OF A “NEW TO YOU” VEHICLE through the mail. First time registrations of vehicles “new to you” cannot be registered online. If you have a temporary registration from a dealer, you have until 30 days after the end of the declared emergency to register and get plates for the vehicle. To register your vehicle through the Town Office, there are several steps that will need to be completed through the mail.



The Select Board meeting scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday, at 7:00 pm These meetings will be conducted remotely (online) with the use of the application ZOOM. The Planning Board meetings are also held by ZOOM on the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30. If you are interested in joining the meetings, please email the Town Office with your request, your name, address and email address. You will receive an invitation email on the Tuesday of the meeting which you will use as your link to the meeting. Email requests should be sent before 12:00 noon on the day of the meeting.


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Fishing/Hunting Licenses

The link to Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is:

Buy your hunting and fishing licences online! Be sure to review Maine’s current fishing laws and rules or use the Fishing Laws Online Angling Tool (FLOAT). Register your boat!

Boat Registrations

Register your BOAT!


Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station   

IS OPEN Wednesdays and Saturdays

8 am to 5 pm (207) 336-2700

Transfer Station stickers available at the Town Office. Ask for a new sticker when registering a new-to-you vehicle!

A new Brush Policy limits you to one truck load of residential a day. Learn more here: BRUSH POLICY

The Buckfield Sumner Transfer Station is temporarily not separating RECYCLED materials.  Everything dropped off is going into the one big hopper (trash and recycling materials) .   This is in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 24. The hours of the transfer station stay the same:  8-5 Wednesday and Saturday.


May 25, 2020

The Swap Shop will remain closed until it is considered safe to operate.  We regret the inconvenience and will announce on the websites of the towns of Buckfield and Sumner when the shop will be reopened.

We are not accepting ANY donations. Clothing may be placed in the Apparel Impact bin next to the shop or the bin at the Sumner Town Office. Please do not leave anything outside Swap Shop.

Thank you for your cooperation!





From left to right: Lee Holman (Hartford Selectperson), Jaylene Gonyea
(Hartford resident), Kerem Durdag (GWI President), Mary Ann Haxton (Sumner Selectperson), Mike Wilson (Northern Forest Center Senior Director), Governor Janet Mills, and Elizabeth Olsen (Hebron selectperson)

Our community representatives were present in Arrowsic on January 31st, 2020 to hear the announcement that Sumner, Hartford and Hebron communities have been awarded one of the ReConnect projects (for high speed internet services) being funded by the USDA and Rural Development.

Local Food Bank

THE FOOD BANK is located at the East Sumner Congregation Church. The Food Banks is open every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 9AM – NOON. Food Bank service is also available 10:30-11AM Sundays. For EMERGENCIES contact the Food Bank via email:



All dogs over six months should be licensed.

To license your dog, a current rabies certificate is needed.  All altered dogs (neutered / spayed) have a $6 license fee.  The fee for unaltered dogs is $11.  A late fee of $25 will be added to each license starting February 1st.


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.

Fire Dept. | Town of Sumner

Fire Chief:Bob Stewart, tel. 357-5453

Fire Warden:Wally Litchfield, tel. 388-2402

Meetings: The 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Volunteer Firefighter Training: 2nd Thursday in the Fire Barn at 6:30 p.m.

New members are always welcome!

Burn Permits available from Wally Litchfield or Bob Stewart or at www.