Town of Sumner

633 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292


Photos by Bob Runes




Scholarship applications, for Town of Sumner residents, are now available at the Sumner town office or on our site,

All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018

 Please be advised that Sumner roads are now posted for a weight limit of 23,000 pounds.  We anticipate the posting to be until May 15, 2018

The Town of Sumner is seeking an office assistant to work 30 hours per week.

Sumner – Part Time Office Staff

The Town of Sumner is accepting resumes for the position of Secretary to the Select Board/Planning Board and Deputy to the Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Collector and Registrar of Voters.

This is a challenging and highly responsible 30 hours per week, part time, administrative position involving numerous actions associated with the operation of the Town Office, including but not limited to the preparation and maintenance of official documents, correspondence, issuance of various licenses and registrations, oversight of elections, cash management and reconciliation and the preparation of reports. The successful candidate will possess proven written and oral communication skills, be familiar with office procedures and equipment, have some prior financial experience, be highly organized, exhibit superb customer service skills, have prior experience working with the public, be detail oriented, possess computer skills, and have the ability to handle multiple priorities.

Requirements include administrative experience and graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by post-graduate training, or any combination of experience and training that provides the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform the duties of the position. Previous municipal experience is highly desirable.

Notary Public appointment after hire is mandatory

Work hours are Tuesday, 10:30-7:00 with a meeting at 7:00; Wednesday 8:30-4:30, Thursday, 8:30-3:00; Friday 9:00.-1:00; Saturday 9:00-12:00

Send resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references.     Also attach a short sample of your writing as you will be responsible for correspondence and the writing of the annual town report.

Select Board, Town of Sumner, 633 Main St., Sumner, ME  04292. Telephone (207) 388-2866                                                 Resumes will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 2017 Annual Town Meeting Warrant & Ordinances


The Town of Sumner now has a Facebook page! click this LINK and come see what’s happening.


Road Information: 

There will be roadside cutting and chipping of trees throughout the Town to prepare for ditching and snow removal.  The trees will be left for the property owner

Chandler Bridge on River Rd will be closed to all traffic as of June 1st, 2017- Based on a bridge inspection and recommendation from MaineDOT, the Chandler Bridge that carries River Road will be closed to all traffic in the next few weeks. Replacing the bridge would be costly and not appropriate for a public road at this time.

If you have any road questions or concerns, please contact Road Commissioner Andy Wickson at: 207-515-1124

Registration Information:

You may now re-register your Motor vehicle on-line through the State  of Maine website at:

Hunting & Fishing License & Re-register ATV, Boats, and Snow Machines:

You may re-register ATV’s, Boats, and Snow Machines as well as purchase Hunting and Fishing Licenses Sumner is in Wildlife Management Districts 12 and 15.

For more detailed information click on the Hunting or Recreational Vehicle tabs at:


Transfer Station permits – We have stickers available.  When registering a new-to-you vehicle, we will be happy to issue you a new sticker!

Burn permits are available on-line.  See  There is a $7 fee for an on-line permit.  You can still contact our local firemen and receive a permit at no cost.

Open Positions:

*  Planning Board and Alternates

*  Scholarship Committee Members

*  Appeals Board

*  Budget Committee

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please submit a letter or send an email of interest to the attention of the Select Board. Thank You.

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:

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.

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.

Select Board 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Planning Board 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Fire Department 2nd and 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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

Comprehensive Plan View Here: Comprehensive Plan Update

Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station, tel. 336-2700

Wednesdays and Saturdays Year Round Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recycling List for Transfer Station

Swap Shop: Wednesday 9 a.m. to Noon; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; during winter, weather permitting

Oxford County Sheriff’s Department 1-800-733-1421

Animal Control Officer Ozzie Hart 357-2818

Kozy Kennelz Animal Shelter 212-6677

Maine’s Job Bank free service