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Sewer Backup Notice

This notice serves to advise that the Town of Cumberland Sewer System has been experiencing numerous sewer backups. The backups have resulted from various inappropriate products that have been disposed of into the Town sewers. These products include but are not limited to baby wipes, diapers, disinfecting wipes, general hygiene wipes, hand towels, and other cloth/fibrous products.

The disposal of such products into the sewer system is clogging piping and pumping systems. This has resulted in costly and undesirable effects on individual homes and the environment.

The Sewer Department respectfully requests that you take all appropriate measures necessary to dispose of such items into the trash and not into the sewers.

If you have any questions regarding these issues, please contact David Carr, Wastewater Superintendent at 401-728-2400 Ext. 122. We appreciate your cooperation to help resolve this matter.

Applying for a Marriage License – Appointment Required


Please upload/email the below-required documents to start the marriage license application process.  The email address is vitalrecords@cumberlandri.org.  Once we receive the required documents, we will review and contact you to schedule an appointment for you both to come into Town Hall with all your original documents.

  • Complete the MARRIAGE WORKSHEET. Please do not sign until you are here, and we witness your signature.
  • Valid Driver’s License or valid passport. If the driver’s license shows an address other than your Cumberland address, you will be required to provide an alternative document showing your Cumberland address, such as a utility bill, bank statement, etc.
  • Long form Birth Certificate, original no copies. If the birth certificate is in another language, we require a translated copy translated by an accredited translation company.  (LIST OF ACCREDITED TRANSLATION COMPANIES).  If born in Rhode Island and a new birth certificate is required, please complete the BIRTH CERTIFICATE REQUEST FORM and include it in your email, and we will process and have it ready when you come in for your appointment.  $22 for a certified copy.
  • A certified Final Divorce decree from the Court is required if either party has been divorced.
  • The license is good for 90 days from the day you both sign here at Town Hall.
  • $24 for the marriage license (cash, check, or charge)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk’s office at 401-728-2400 x160

Dog & Business License Online Portal

Use the following link for your general business or liquor licenses!


Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds

On or about November 10, 2022, the Town of Cumberland will submit a request to the Rhode Island (RI) Office of Housing and Community Development for the release Housing Rehabilitation funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) to undertake a project known as Cumberland Housing Rehabilitation program for the purpose of providing financial assistance to low and moderate-income families and individuals for housing rehabilitation projects, including but not limited to: replacement of heating, hot water, plumbing, and electrical systems; replacement of roofs and other structural systems; and energy efficiency improvements and upgrades. Many of the projects remedy minimum housing code violations, abate nuisance or unsightly conditions, and eliminate health and safety concerns. Funding is available through the housing set aside program for housing rehabilitation projects for low to moderate-income families and individuals in Cumberland.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Town of Cumberland Department of Planning and Community Development, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864. The ERR is available for review and may be examined and copied on weekdays between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Cumberland, Department of Planning and Community Development, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864, or by email to Town Planner Glenn Modica at gmodica@cumberlandri.org. All comments received by November 9, 2022, will be considered by the Town prior to authorizing the submission of a request for the release of funds.

The Town of Cumberland certifies to the RI Office of Housing and Community Development that Jeffrey J. Mutter in his capacity as Mayor of the Town of Cumberland consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The RI Office of Housing and Community Development’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Cumberland to use Program funds.

The RI Office of Housing and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Cumberland’s certification for a period of fifteen (15) days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Cumberland; (b) the Town of Cumberland has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the RI Office of Housing and Community Development; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02908. Potential objectors should contact the RI Office of Housing and Community Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Jonathan Stevens, Director of Planning and Community Development
Town of Cumberland
45 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI 02864

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