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Coronavirus Updates

Town Hall is Open by Appointment ONLY

In response to COVID-19, access to Town Hall will be by appointment only effective Monday, November 23rd. Visitors will be limited to one individual per department.

Hours: M-F from 9-12 and 1-4

Make an appointment by either clicking one of the links below OR call Town Hall at 728-2400.

Board of Canvassers x131,   Building/Inspections x141,   Collections x170,    Mayor’s Office x132,   Planning x140,  Public Works x125,   Solicitor’s x130,  Tax Assessors x 165,   Town Clerk’s Office x 164,   Trash/Recycling x155,  and  Vital Records x137.

Residents will continue to enter the Town Hall through the ramp entrance on the side of the building. Please wear a mask/face covering and sign in upon entry. Once signed in, you will go to the department you wish to see.

Make an appointment with the Board of Canvassers .

Make an appointment with Building/Inspections.

Make an appointment with Collections.

Make an appointment with the Mayor’s Office.

Make an appointment with the Planning Department. 

Make an appointment with the Public Works Department. 

Make an appointment with the Solicitor’s Office.

Make an appointment with the Tax Assessors Office. 

Make an appointment with the Town Clerk’s Office. 

Make an appointment with Vital Records.

Make an appointment to go into the Vault.

Openings on Boards/Commissions

Cumberland Parks and Recreation Commission has two vacancies due to resignations.  The commission consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council for a 2-year term; term to expire December 31, 2022.  They meet the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30p.m.

Cumberland Library of Trustees has one vacancy due to a resignation.  Members are appointed for a three-year term by Town Council; term to expire December 31, 2023.  The board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Cumberland Historic District Commission has an opening due to the resignation of John Robinson; person appointed will serve out the remainder of the term of December 31, 2021.  The Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Interested individuals should send letters and resumes to the Town Clerk’s Office, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 or sgiovanelli@cumberlandri.org no later than December 7, 2020.

Weekly Yard Waste Collection Resumes 9/28.

Weekly yard waste pickup will resume on 9/28 and continue until December 4th. Yard waste is collected on your regularly scheduled trash day.

Thank you.

State of Rhode Island Vital Records Online Request Form

Click here  to access the State of Rhode Island’s Vital Records Online Request Service.

This service is managed and fulfilled by participating Rhode Island municipalities at this time.

You will need a credit card and a copy of a valid government issued ID.

Vital Records are birth, death, marriage, and civil union documents.

They are legal documents that contain information about the vital events of people in our society.

Certified copies of vital records are used for many purposes, such as:

  • To establish proof of age
  • Receive social security benefits
  • Receive death benefits from life insurance policies


Bulky Item Pickup – Update

In  the Town of Cumberland, bulky item pickup is going from every other Saturday to an every Tuesday pick up.  Residents are still required to call the Cumberland Trash and Recycling Department at 401-728-2400 x155 to schedule their pickup. All scheduling needs to be completed by noon on the Thursday prior to the pickup. The schedule can be found here.

Thank you.

Small Business Grants

The Town of Cumberland is offering $5,000 grants to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. The grant program has been updated to include businesses with one owner/employee only, that received EIDL and/or PPP funds, or that opened in 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.cumberlandri.org/covid-19-microenterprise-stabilization-grant-microe-program-3/

Message to the Town of Cumberland

Upon the advice of Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health, I have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to reduce the spread of the Covid-19.

At this time, Town Hall is opened to the public by appointment ONLY. Hours will be from 9 to 12 and 1 to 4.  Anyone entering the building will be asked to sign in and wear a mask/face-covering. 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.

If there is anything our office can do to be of service to you, please contact my Community Outreach Coordinator, Sarah King at 401-728-2400 x132.

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. I firmly believe that we are better together. Our collective strengths as individuals and as a town will see us through this crisis.

Be well.

Thank you,

Mayor Jeff Mutter

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