Town Hall is Closed to the Public Until Further Notice
Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Residents may reach their desired department by telephone, a full list of department extensions can be found by clicking here.
The Town continues to encourage individuals to utilize online resources whenever possible. A drop box located at the ADA ramp entrance on the side of Town Hall is 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 drop box is monitored throughout the day, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Land Evidence Records Available Online
Land Evidence Records can now be searched on-line. The link is available on the Home Page under How Do I? and through the Town Clerk’s department page under You May Be Interested In.
This service is offered free-of-charge UNTIL June 1, 2020.
At that time, a charge will be incurred for printing and/or downloading images. Access to the records may be provided by a subscription fee and/or a per page fee.
Water Department Closed to the Public
The Cumberland Water Department Administrative Offices located at 98 Nate Whipple Highway in Cumberland, Rhode Island are 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 drop box 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.
Executive Order Relating to Parks and Recreational Spaces
On April 15th, Mayor Mutter issued Executive Order 20-03 which mandates that all patrons of outdoor parks and recreational areas in Cumberland shall wear cloth face coverings at all times while on park properties and recreational areas.
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 following information can be provided by Tax Collections 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 Department of Tax Collections can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 drop box 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.