Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292


Town of Sumner Information

Phone: (207) 388-2866

Fax: (207) 388-2862



Daily interest will be added to unpaid 2020 real estate and property taxes beginning February 1st.


Code Enforcement Officer     Fred Collins   (207) 890-6256

Road Commissioner  Andy Wickson  (207) 515-1124       




To our residents and property owners:

Thank you for your patience as we work through pandemic logistics.

At this time, we are making appointments for residents who have transactions to complete.  Please call the Town Office before you come in.  We are currently allowing one person in the Town Office at a time.  If the door is locked at the time of your appointment, please ring the doorbell or call us.  If you prefer, you may still use the drop box for this process

The Town of Sumner is following State of Maine directives. You must wear a mask and maintain 6 foot distancing. We will continue to monitor the State recommendations.




After January 31st, a late fee of $25.00 is added to each registratiion.

It is time to license your dog. Call us to update your dogs license. Unfortunately there will be no rabies clinic at the Town Office this winter. If the rabies vaccination needs to be updated, you can call your vet or call Tractor Supply in Oxford for the hours they offer vaccinations.

Fees for licenses are $6 per dog that have been spayed or neutered. The fee is $11 for an unaltered dog. All dogs must have a current rabies vaccine to register. After January 31st, a late fee of $25.00 is added to each registratiion. Call if you have any questions.

If you would like to read the State Statutes governing dogs in Maine, check out: Title 7: Agriculture and Animals, Part 9: Animal Welfare, Chapter 721: Dog Licenses and Chapter 725: Municipal Duties.



Broadband Committee

How Will Our Community Benefit From Broadband Internet?

Click here: BROADBAND

Speed Test

GWI, a Maine-based Internet Service Provider has received grant money to help build out broadband internet in several rural Maine communities. However, in order to better pinpoint areas that are most in need, it would be helpful to complete a speed test through the Maine Broadband Coalition. Data from your speed test can also potentially help to secure more funding for the fiber buildout. You can take the speed test here. You can also track the progress of speed tests throughout the state by visiting MBC’s interactive map. In addition to viewing statewide results, the map breaks down speed tests by Internet Service Provider if you hover over that ISP in the list. It also includes a handy legend to help you decipher what the speeds are in each region.

If you would like more information about the speed test itself you can visit:

the Maine Broadband Coalition’s information page.


Broadband Committee Contacts

FacebookSumner Residents for Broadband



Worksheets have been created to help you know what papers and other documents you will need.


If you need to re-register a vehicle that has been registered in Sumner before, you will use the RE-REGISTRATION WORKSHEET.

If you need to register a vehicle that is new to you, whether it was purchased from a dealer or an individual, you will use the NEW REGISTRATION WORKSHEET.

For all new registrations, you will also need to fill out a USE TAX FORM unless you have already paid sales tax with a dealer.

The Title Application form is a multi-page form, so you will need to acquire that form at the TOWN OFFICE.  Look on the new registration worksheet to verify that you have all the documents that are needed.

And, of course, you may call the Town Office to answer your questions.


Town Office Hours

Call us during our regular hours:

Tuesday: 11:00 – 7:00

Wednesday – Friday: 8:30 – 4:30

Saturday: 9:00 – NOON


Some business can be completed online directly with, IF&W and BMV. See the links below:

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Bureau of Motor Vehicles


Burn Permits for Sumner

may be obtained from:

Fire Warden Walter Litchfield, Jr. at 207-388-2402

Fire Chief Robert Stewart at 207-388-2222

or online with a $7 fee through


Transfer Station

Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station (336-2700)

Open year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stickers for the Transfer Station are available at the Town Office.          

The Swap Shop is  CLOSED  until further notice.  Please do not drop off items.