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Statewide Special Election Deadlines

Seven statewide referenda questions were certified for the special referenda election on March 2, 2021.  The bond issues total $400 million for projects ranging from higher education, state beaches, recreational facilities, transportation, early childhood care, and industrial infrastructure.

Voters will have three options to cast their ballot: by mail, early in-person (up to 20 days before the Election), or at the polls on Election Day.  Town Hall will be the assigned location for early voting and in person voting on Election Day.  The Secretary of State’s Office will once again send all active voters a mail ballot application.  Below is a list of key dates for the March 2nd Statewide Special Election.

Sunday, January 31, 2021Deadline to register to vote. Register to vote by mail, on the Secretary of State’s website at https://vote.sos.ri.gov/, or at the Cumberland Police Department at 1379 Diamond Hill Road on Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – Deadline to apply for a mail ballot.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021Early in-person voting period begins.

Monday, March 1, 2021Early in-person voting period ends at 4:00pm.

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 Collections.

Make an appointment with Building and Zoning

Make an appointment with the Planning Department. 

Make an appointment with the Tax Assessors Office. 

Make an appointment with the Town Clerk’s Office. 

Make an appointment to go into the Vault.

Christmas Tree Drop Off

Cumberland residents are able to drop off their Christmas Trees at Tucker Field (back of the parking lot), the Kent Street Highway Garage, or the Northern Highway Garage on Nate Whipple Hwy.

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.

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