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Welcome to the Town of Rumford, Maine

The present town of Rumford was settled as New Pennacook in 1774 as a farming community and became incorporated as Rumford in 1800. Since that time it has become the business center of the region with the Catalyst Paper Company as its largest employer. Rumford is a...

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2018 Tax Club Applications are now available

The Rumford Tax Club provides taxpayers an alternative way to pay their Real Estate Property Taxes.  Residential property owners who enroll before September 30, 2017 will have the opportunity to make 8 monthly, interest free, tax payments, for the 2018 fiscal tax year.   A copy of the Tax Club Rules and Regulations and Application and Agreement are available below. The completed Agreement must be returned to the Tax Office by September 30, 2017 to be eligible for enrollment. Certain terms and conditions apply.

Tax Club Rules and Regulations

Tax Club Application and Agreement


Adopt a Spot

The Town of Rumford is fortunate to have many areas that have been adopted by residents to add some color and beauty.  This Adopt a Spot is at the top of Falls Hill and has been lovingly cared for by the Mitchell family.  We thank them and all others who have volunteered their time, money and patience in providing these little corners of beauty in our town.  They bring a smile every time!

Broad Band Survey

The Town of Rumford, in collaboration with Community Concepts Finance Corporation, is working in the interest of improving broadband service for our Rumford citizens and businesses.  Please click here for further information and access to the survey. 

Working Together for a Better Community

We would like to remind citizens that they can call the Town Manager’s Office at 364-4576 Ext #212 with any concerns.  If you have heard something that concerns you or that you need verified, please call us.  We would be glad to respond to any questions.  In social media, we encourage positive comment as a courtesy and sign of respect for others; such as we would want for ourselves.  Comments about people or issues can contribute to mistaken assumptions and it is very important that our community is represented fairly and accurately.  We thank you all for the interest in our community and mutual desire to have the area be a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Historic Tax Credits

Community Concepts Finance Corporation and Envision Rumford recently hosted a workshop in the Municipal Building to explain the historic tax credits that are available to business property owners on The Island’s Downtown Business District and to Strathglass Park business property owners.  Please click on the following links to see the power point presentation and handouts.

Rumford HTC Presentation FINAL
Revised Tax Credit PreAssessment Check List
Rumford, ME – Is Your Project Viable
Black White Brochure
46 Lisbon Street

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Click here for a list of sites and dates for Household Hazardous Waste disposal.  Our area has already held the local area disposal on June 10, 2017 at the Northern Oxford Regional Solid Waste Facility.

Recycling Bin not Emptied?

Curbside recycling pickup is the same day as trash pickup, however, all recycled materials must be sorted by type.  If you find your recycling bin has not been emptied, it may be because your items are all mixed together.  The Town of Rumford recycles all plastics, glass, cans, cardboard, paper, newspaper and magazines and receives money for these materials that reduces the cost of waste removal.  The Town contracts with Archie’s, Inc., for recycling and trash collection.  Their employees have been helping residents over the years by taking time to sort through items to place in the recycling truck.  Although this has been helpful, the Town has not contracted for that service and the recycling collection route takes much longer.  Although it will take us a little more time to sort, it is a worthwhile effort to cut costs and keep materials out of landfills.  We can all make a difference and our future generations will appreciate our efforts.  Please contact the Transfer Station with any questions on trash and recycling at 364-3645, Archie’s at 364-2425 or the Town Manager’s Office at 364-4576.  Recycling helps our planet and cuts costs.  Please think about this every time you throw something into the trash.  FMI click on the Community tab on this website.

List of Proposed Charter and Ordinance Changes

Please click on any of the following links to see proposed changes to the Town Ordinances and
Charter.  These changes are all on the Annual Town Warrant; however, due to the length of some changes, the full text is available below.  The Annual Town Meeting will be held on June 5, 2017 at Mountain Valley High School where comments and questions are welcomed.  Voting for the proposed changes below will take place at the American Legion on June 13, 2017.


















Annual Town Warrant June 2017

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on June 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School and the Annual Town Elections will be held on June 13, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.  The Annual Town Warrant is available by clicking here.