Comptroller Says New Downtown Location for Cumberland Branch Office is More Convenient

– Current Office to be Closed Monday, June 30, Re-Opened Tuesday, July 1 –

Annapolis, Md. (June 23, 2014– Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that the Cumberland Branch Office will be closed Monday, June 30, to allow the agency branch to move to its new location at the Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street,  in downtown Cumberland. The office will be open on July 1 at its new location.

In April, the Board of Public Works approved a new lease to make the move possible. The Comptroller’s Office worked closely with the Secretary of the Department of General Services Alvin C. Collins and his staff to find a location that was accessible, convenient and offered plenty of parking.

“Our Cumberland office is very important to the city, Allegany County and the entire Western Maryland region,” the Comptroller said in describing why the process was important to him personally. “I wanted a space that was visibly prominent, offered easy and convenient parking and most importantly, continued to be a part of the downtown Cumberland business and retail community. We provide a broad range of services for taxpayers in an area so that they do not have to travel hours and many miles away from home to our primary offices in Baltimore and Annapolis.”

The current office is located on Baltimore Street. Under the lease agreement, the new branch office on Pershing Street will be at that site for 10 years.