Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

Photos by Bob Runes


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.



Ordinance Updates

A Special Town Meeting and Vote on a Commercial Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance was held on December 10, 2019.  The Ordinance was not accepted by a vote of 36 NO votes and 24 YES votes.

The Sumner Food Sovereignty Ordinance was adopted October 8, 2019.  

The Food Sovereignty Ordinance allows the people of Sumner to produce, process, sell, purchase and consume local foods, thus promoting self-reliance, the preservation of family farms, and local food traditions.  Use the link below to see the full ordinance.






Proof of residency may be a valid Driver’s License or state ID

Re-register ATVs, Boats, and Snow Machines at

What are the fees?

  • ATV Registration Fees

    • $46 (Resident)

    • $76 (Non Resident 7 Day Registration)

    • $91 (Non Resident Full Season)

  • Snowmobile Registration Fees

    • $46 (Resident)

    • $50 (Non Resident 3 Day Registration)

    • $76 (Non Resident 10 Day Registration)

    • $100 (Non Resident Full Season)

AVAILABLE ONLINE: Law books for Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, ATVs, Boats, and Snowmobiles.  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 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


Ask for more information at

 the Sumner Town Office

Winter Swap Shop hours are

Wednesday 10 am to 1 pm

Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Transfer Station permits – We have stickers available. 

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 2019 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 2020 (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   Andy Wickson  (207) 515-1124

Sumner Code Enforcement Officer  Fred Collins

Animal Control Officer Roni-Sue Vachon   (207) 743-9554   #2

Kozy Kennelz Animal Shelter (207) 212-6677

Maine’s Job Bank free service