Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

Photos by Bob Runes


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



The July 14th Primary and Referendum Election will be held with social distancing. In order to follow the 6 foot rule of the Executive Order, only 3 voters will be allowed in the building at a time.  This may result in a long line and wait time to vote.

We suggest that you vote with an absentee ballot.  You may request a ballot by calling the Town office at 388-2866 or by going to
We will mail you the State ballots and the school budget ballot.  

Sample ballots may be viewed here:

Special Referendum
Democratic Primary Election
Republic Primary Election

RSU10 School Budget Referendum

In-person voting will take place on July 14 at the Bisbee–Dyer Municipal Center (Town office building), 633 Main St., Sumner. This location will be open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.

The Town office will remain closed for transactions during the polling hours. There will be no public bathroom available. The staff and poll workers would appreciate your wearing a mask when entering the building.-Thanks!

Job Posting : REPOSTED

Clerk/Treasurer/Tax Collector

RESPONSIBILITES : Payroll, AP, maintenance of the Town’s financial records, preparation of the annual budget and monthly/quarterly/annual financial reports. Daily duties include tax collection and reconciliation as well as registering motor vehicles, recreational vehicles and selling hunting & fishing licenses.

REQUIREMENTS: Excellent Word and Excel skills required, plus a proven ability to work with and understand numbers and financial statements.  Excellent customer service skills and positive attitude are required. Must be a self-starter with precise attention to detail.  Accounting training and/or experience required.  Prior municipal experience and knowledge of TRIO is helpful but not required.

APPLICATION: Please review the complete job description prior to applying.  Send cover letter and resume along with 3 references to or to Treasurer Search, Town of Sumner, 633 Main Street, Sumner, ME  04292.



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.


Good news Swimmers!  Jennifer Randolph, with her assistants Olivia and Kayden, will be offering swim lessons again this summer. The format will be different, and the swimmers will be in smaller groups getting more intensive, individualized teaching.

When? 10am to 1pm, in 20 minute slots. There will be 2 weeks of lessons, but different swimmers each week: July 6-10 for Session 1 and July 13-17 for Session 2

Lesson groups will be structured by Jennifer to respect the distancing requirements and lessons will be divided into a maximum of 8 swimmers at a time.

Please contact Jennifer Randolph directly at (207)376-6096 or by messenger on the Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner, Canton Community  Facebook page.  

And yes, swim lesson participating families from Buckfield, Sumner, Canton will again receive beach passes for the summer.



The Select Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm with the Transfer Station meeting with the Buckfield at 6:00 pm. These meetings will be conducted remotely (online) with the use of the application ZOOM. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email the Town Office with your request, your name, address and email address. You will receive an invitation email on Tuesday which you will use as your link to the meeting. Email requests should be sent before 12:00 noon on Tuesday to and please put Meeting in your subject line.

The next Planning Board meeting is Tuesday, July 7th at 7:00 pm


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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.