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CGI Banner Program

As you know, Cumberland is dedicated to making our community a great place to live, work, shop, and conduct business. Because of this, we have agreed to participate in a promotional street-scape banner campaign conduced by Community Showcase Banners.

This program will reinforce our Cumberland brand, and will brighten and invigorate our downtown. These banners, designed exclusively for Cumberland, will showcase our community’s economic vitality and the support of our local businesses.

A representative from Community Showcase Banners will be contacting you to discuss the street-scape banner campaign. We encourage you to consider participating in this program as it provides an exciting new opportunity to showcase community pride and gives business owners the opportunity to market themselves unlike ever before.

To learn more visit the website here, or reach out to the program manager directly.

Hydrant Flushing Schedule

2023 Hydrant Flushing Notice

Click the above link for the 2023 Hydrant Flushing Schedule, which will begin on 4/10 in the area of Berkeley and Ashton.

CDBG – Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development, notice is hereby given that the Cumberland Planning Board will hold a an In-Person and Virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the filing of a Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant and to obtain the views of the public on community development and housing needs and program performance. Statewide, approximately $5.4 million is available to undertake a range of activities including the following:

  1. Improved housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
  2. Provision of employment opportunities for low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
  3. Provisions of community infrastructure, facilities and services principally benefiting low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

The Public Comment period begins May 11, 2023 and ends June 2, 2023. Comments, suggestions or questions can be sent to: Glenn Modica, Town Planner, at (401) 728-2400 ext. 146, or the Planning Department, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864.

The public may remotely access the meeting on an electronic device by going to this link:

Or go to the Zoom website at and enter the Meeting ID: 852 6838 8468. Members of the public who wish to join by phone can call 1-646 931 3860. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 852 6838 8468.

This virtual meeting is accessible by computer, phone and email to the physically-challenged.  Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing impaired should notify the Town Clerk’s Office at (401) 728-2400 ext. 138 no less than 48 hours before the meeting.

Spring Yard Waste

The Cumberland Public Works Department is pleased to announce the start of the weekly curbside collection of yard waste beginning on Monday, April 3, 2023.  The collection of yard waste during the spring will continue until Friday, June 9, 2023.  Yard waste collection during the summer months will resume on a bi-weekly basis starting on June 19, 2023 throughout September 29, 2023.  Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, hedge or shrub clippings, and small branches.  No trash, stones, or sand can be mixed in.

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

Full Press Release Here. 

Online Permitting
Effective April 1st, the Town of Cumberland Building Department will no longer accept in-person or hard-copy permit applications for all projects requiring permits.
All applications shall be conducted through the Town’s “OpenGov” computer system, which can be accessed through the online portal found at;
The town maintains a workstation, available to the general public during regular business hours, located within the Building Department’s office.
For questions regarding this notification, please contact the Building Department at (401) 728-2400 X-141.
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  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!

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