Town of Cumberland

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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. 

Boards and Commissions – Vacancies

Conservation Commission

Cumberland Conservation Commission has two vacancies due to resignations.  Members are appointed for a three-year term by the Town Council.  The Board makes recommendations to the Town Council for the preservation of the natural resources of the Town with respect to future development.  They meet the second Thursday of each month at 7p.m.

Interested individuals should send letters and resumes to the Town Clerk’s Office, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 or

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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