Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when are Municipal Court sessions held?

Court sessions are held in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of the Cumberland Town Hall on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  Court begins at 6:00 p.m.; doors opens at 5:30 p.m.


What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept cash, checks, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express); please note that a convenience fee is charged for credit cards on a sliding scale based on the balance due.  The fee for balances of $25-$50 is $5; for $51-$150, it is $7.50. 

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Do I qualify to use my good driving record?

In order to qualify to use your good driving record, you cannot have a moving violation on your driving record for the past three years.  If you have an out-of-state license, you must provide a certified copy of your driving history from that state.  If you would like to use your good driving history to have the ticket dismissed, you must appear in court on the date noted on your summons.  The court fee for this is $60. 


What happens if I miss my scheduled court date?

If you miss your scheduled court date without notifying the Municipal Court Clerk, a $35 court fee is added to the balance due.  Additionally, your license information will be sent over to the DMV to begin the suspension process of your license.  You may file a Motion to Vacate with the Municipal Court if you have an acceptable reason for missing your court date; please contact the Municipal Court Clerk at 401/728-2400, extension 154, to obtain that form.