Bruce Tarbox

Bruce Tarbox, Director

Facilities Dept.
142 Federal St.
Portland, ME 04101




Mission Statement: The Facilities Department of Cumberland County is dedicated to providing a useable, quality environment to the public and occupants of all County buildings, by maintaining the structures, systems, and grounds to the highest possible standards.


The Facilities Department is responsible for the physical operations of County buildings including the:

County Courthouse Complex - Portland, ME

    • Courthouses
    • County Garage

County Jail Campus - Portland, ME

    • County Jail
    • Law Enforcement Center
    • Community Corrections Center

Windham Campus - Windham, ME

    • Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency
    • Cumberland County Regional Communications Center

The County buildings consist of almost 500,000 square feet with a variety of maintenance needs for literally hundreds of bathroom fixtures, thousands of doors and windows. This includes a multitude of specialized needs such as security cameras, Jail equipment, unique door controls, judge and prisoner needs, libraries, courtrooms, kitchens, and traditional office space. All design space renovations, new construction, and demolition are included in the scope of the normal work week.

Hours of Operation:

The Facilities Department is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with staff available in the Courthouse building until 12:00 a.m. and in the Jail Complex until 3:00 p.m.

Electrical Division

The Cumberland County Electrical Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of many critical systems throughout all of the County facilities.  These include two 24 hour, 7 day operations; the Cumberland County Jail in Portland and the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center in Windham.  The systems the electrical division maintains and oversees include power distribution, lighting, building access control, data, telephone, video surveillance, fire alarm, energy conservation, lightning protection, and backup power.  The electrical staff consists of two state-licensed electricians and one electronics technician.


Maintenance Division

The Maintenance Department at the Cumberland County Courthouse complex has a Maintenance Supervisor,a Maintenance Tech,and two Assistant Maintenance Tech. We are responsible for all maintenance, HVAC repair, plumbing, painting and carpentry in the buildings. We are also responsible for snow removal in the winter and grounds beautifcation in the summer with the help of the custodial staff.


Fleet Maintenance Division

The Cumberland County Fleet maintenance facility is responsible for the care and maintenance of all county vehicles and equipment. We are also responsible for the preparation of all vehicle bids. We currently maintain about 100 vehicles. This includes marked patrol cars, detective cars, prisoner transport and 4 wheel drive trucks for snow removal. The vehicles travel over 1.25 million miles annually.

We take great pride in our preventive maintenance program. Vehicle safety is our first concern. In an effort to help control pollution in our environment, we have an extensive recycling program for all the waste that is generated from the maintenance of the fleet.