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Annual Administrative and Financial Report

In accordance with Section 306(H) of the Cumberland Home Rule Charter, attached is Mayor Mutter’s annual report of the financial transactions and administrative activities of the Town within 90 days of the close of each fiscal year. CLICK HERE FOR REPORT. 

Full Revaluation has begun

The Town of Cumberland is conducting a full revaluation for 2022 in accordance with RI General Laws. Representative(s) from Vision Government Solutions Inc., who has been contracted by the Town to perform exterior measures of all buildings and structures, will begin making their way through the community. Each representative is registered with the Cumberland Police Department and will carry company identification. Please click here for an introduction letter and a listing of representatives.

If you have any questions regarding the full revaluation, please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at 401-728-2400 extension 165.

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


October 9, 2022 is the deadline to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in the General Election.      [RIGL 17-1-3, 17-1-7, 17-9.1-3]

 You can now register to vote and update your voter information, such as your party affiliation, on the Secretary of State’s website at https://vote.sos.ri.gov/.   

 Alternatively, the Cumberland Police Department at 1379 Diamond Hill Road will be also receiving final voter registrations on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 October 18, 2022 at 4:00p.m. is the deadline for voters to apply for a mail ballot. [RIGL 17-20-2.1]

October 21, 2022The Board of Canvassers will meet for the purpose of final canvassing and correcting the voting list. [RIGL 17-10-5]

October 19 – November 7, 2022 – Early voting period begins at Cumberland Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Town Council Chambers, 2nd Floor. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Hours on November 7, 2022 are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   [RIGL 17-20-2.2(g)]

Per Order of the Board of Canvassers

Sandra M. Giovanelli, Town Clerk

Yard Waste

Yard waste collection will resume on a weekly basis beginning on October 3, 2022, for the fall collection season.  Residents are reminded that October 10th is a trash holiday week during which all trash, recycling, and yard waste will be collected from Tuesday, October 11, 2022, through Saturday, October 15, 2022. The townwide weekly collection of yard waste during the fall season will continue until December 9, 2022.

Residents will also be able to drop off yard waste at the Town’s Pascale Highway Facility located at 17 Old Mendon Road.  Yard waste will be accepted Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Yard waste cannot be delivered to this facility on Mondays or other days that are scheduled for town holidays.

Full Press Release Here. 

Dog & Business License Online Portal

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


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