Town Hall is Closed to the Public Until Further Notice
Beginning Monday, March 30, Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.
Residents still may reach their desired department by telephone, a full list of department extensions can be found by clicking here.
The Town also continues to encourage individuals to utilize online resources whenever possible. A dropbox located at the ADA ramp entrance on the side of Town Hall is also available to accept payments and to process requests for information. Please place your documents in an envelope labeled with the appropriate department and your contact information. The dropbox is monitored throughout the day, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Water Department Closed to the Public
The Cumberland Water Department Administrative Offices located at 98 Nate Whipple Highway in Cumberland, Rhode Island will be closed to the public until further notice. You may contact the office at 401-658-0666, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM for assistance.
We encourage our customers to use online services whenever possible. There is also a dropbox located outside of the Administrative Offices that can be used for payments. The dropbox is located near the front door and is checked multiple times each day.
All Athletic Fields are Closed
All athletic fields in Cumberland are closed to the public until further notice. Both the basketball and tennis courts at Tucker Field are closed until further notice. Our parks and open spaces will be monitored by Cumberland Police to ensure compliance with limiting the size of gatherings.
Yard Waste Update
Dumpsters are now available for Cumberland residents to discard their yard waste during the month of April. Two dumpsters have been placed in the parking lot near the entrance to Tucker Field off of Mendon Road, and another has been placed in the rear of the Cumberland Monastery between the Senior Center and the Highway Garage. These large dumpster containers are exclusively for residential “Yard Waste” only. No household refuse, trash, junk, construction debris, or other waste shall be placed in these dumpsters. If you are not able to place your lawn or yard waste bags over the top of the dumpster, please leave them neatly along the side of the dumpster, and the Public Works Department will place them in the dumpster for you at the end of the day. Yard waste may be brought to these sites Monday through Saturday between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Similar to curbside pick-up, all yard waste shall be placed in brown biodegradable lawn bags, and cannot be placed in plastic bags. Also, no loose grass, leaves or other yard waste vegetation shall be placed in these dumpsters. Small bundles of branches that are less than 2” in diameter and no longer than 3-feet in length are acceptable. These sites will be periodically monitored by the Public Works Department, on a daily basis, and these dumpsters will be replaced as the they become full.
State of Municipal Emergency
A State of Municipal Emergency has been declared for the Town of Cumberland effective March 16, 2020, and will remain in full force and effect until April 14, 2020, unless renewed modified or terminated by subsequent Declaration. A supplemental State of Municipal Emergency was issued on March 25 relative to the budget process. This supplement can be found here.
During this time, the Town will not issue any entertainment licenses until at least April 14, 2020, and has revoked any current entertainment licenses for this same period of time to enforce social distancing. Town parks and open spaces will also be monitored by police to ensure compliance with limiting social gatherings.
To protect the health and wellbeing of both Town employees and residents, Town Hall will be operating at a reduced staff level and there is no public access to Town Hall.
The Department of Tax Collections would like to remind residents that they can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid coming into Town Hall. The following information can be provided via email: online log-in information for bill payments, copies of tax summaries, request for DMV clearance, verbal tax info for title examiners/law offices, etc.
The Cumberland Municipal Court has canceled all court sessions through May 19th. We will be sending out a notice to motorists with the new court date. Motorists may make payments by mail or on-line. There is also a dropbox outside Town Hall that is checked periodically during the day; access into Town Hall is restricted, and if absolutely necessary, by appointment only. We are able to fax Operator Control with Reinstatement Requests as well as notifying them of payments received for those under suspension. The clerk can be reached at 728-2400, ext 154, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, or by email at email@example.com.
The Cumberland Probate Court only meets once a month; the April 9th session has been postponed until at least May 16th. We will be contacting involved parties. Filings will need to be done by mail or dropbox. If you need assistance, call the clerk at 728-2400, ext 154, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote by Mail
During this health crisis, we encourage you to vote by mail. Click here to obtain a mail-in ballot.