Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292

Photos by Bob Runes


The Sumner Planning board will complete the business for the April 7th meeting via email. If you have any questions / comments for the Planning Board, please email the Town Office before noon on Tuesday or call the Town Office between 9 and noon on Tuesday, April 7th.

Email may be sent to and please put  Planning Board in your subject line.


Invitation to Bid Town of Sumner Plowing & Sanding at Town Office 3 year bid: July 2020-June 2023 Includes shoveling walkways & paths. Call or email for complete description and deadlines.



Exemption Application deadline has been extended

Homestead and Veteran (62+) Applications can be found here: EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS

Other exemptions, such as Farmland, Open Space and Tree Growth can be accessed here: EXEMPTIONS


The Sumner Town Office is CLOSED until further notice

Please contact us only by phone 388-2866 or email

There will be no service hours on Saturdays including March 21st.

Starting next week, the Town Office service hours will be 9:00-3:00 Tuesday-Friday by phone or email. We have figured out ways to handle some transactions with only phone and email but not all. If you have town business that you cannot complete online, call during our service hours and we will try to work out what you need. We appreciate your patience while we work together.




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:

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 a WORKSHEET FOR RE-REGISTRATION 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. Here is a link to the WORKSHEET FOR REGISTRATION OF A “NEW TO YOU” VEHICLE through the mail.

Fishing/Hunting Licenses and Boat Registrations

Anglers are permitted to fish inland waters without the required recreational fishing license through April 30, 2020 (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked).

This does not apply to activities which require a commercial freshwater fishing license or permit. 

All other season, tackle, bag, and length limits apply! Be sure to review Maine’s current fishing laws and rules or use the Fishing Laws Online Angling Tool (FLOAT)

The link to Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is:


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!


The Solid Waste Committee wants your feedback regarding hours of operation at the Transfer Station. Click the link to take a brief survey. SURVEY




The Swap Shop is closed until further notice. Do not drop off donations at the Swap Shop. You may take them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

*Click here for Swap Shop details.



***Job Opening***




This position is a great opportunity for the right person who seeks challenging employment in a friendly work environment.  This is a full-time position (40 hours/week). Start date is 7/1/2020.

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.

Application Deadline is Friday, April 17, 2020.

For full job description click here.



Sumner Scholarship

Applications Available

Sumner residents of all ages may apply. Go for your dreams, hopes, and goals. Become a better worker, student, citizen or family member.

Apply by April 30th. Decisions will be made by June 15th.

We welcome gifts and donations (tax exempt) to the Scholarship Fund. Bottle redemption money becomes part of the Scholarship Fund. You may leave bottles at any time on the back porch of the Town Office.



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

Town Warden:Wally Litchfield, tel. 388-2402

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

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

New members are always welcome!