General Information

Peter Crichton

Peter Crichton, County Manager

207-871-8380

Cumberland County Government
142 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04101

Office Hours: Mon-Fri
8:00am-4:30PM


Cumberland County Government adheres to the following values that the county holds regarding regional relationships.

1. Citizens are the customers
2. Broad-based deliberative process
3. Build trust
4. Outreach initiatives
5. Distribution of key information
6. Identify needs & available resources
7. Identify and analyze “best practices”
8. Set attainable goals
9. Periodic monitoring
10. Continual two-way communications

General Information

The County of Cumberland was incorporated in 1760, named after William, Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II.

The county is comprised of three cities: Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook and twenty-five towns: Baldwin, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Frye Island, Gorham, Gray, Harpswell, Harrison, Long Island, Naples, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Raymond, Scarborough, Sebago, Standish, Windham, and Yarmouth. The city of Portland is the county seat.

The area of the County is 853 square miles. The population as of December 2010 is 281,674.