The Town of Provincetown was incorporated on June 14, 1727 but had been self-governing since the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor in 1620. The ordinances and by-laws of the Town are enacted by an Annual Town Meeting in the spring and Special Town Meeting in the fall. In between a five-member Board of Selectmen oversees the administration of the Town’s business by the Town Manager and her staff.
The Town must provide all the services of a small city in the summer (30-40,000) based on a local population of 3,300 people year-round. Quite a challenge but the Town takes good care of its visitors and residents alike!
The Provincetown Town has just been completely gutted and renovated to provide modern office space for many of the administrative staff. The exterior of Town Hall was restored to replicate closely its original appearance when it was built in 1885, right down to the paint scheme. Valuable pieces of the Town’s extensive art collection are displayed in Town Hall, which is well worth a visit.
The Provincetown Schools provide good public education from pre-school through 8th grade. Provincetown Schools formally joins the IB community as an IB World School – Middle Years Programme (MYP program) and is now the only school in Massachusetts to offer the IB continuum, grades PK-8th , an incredible accomplishment. Our district is unique because it is situated within a rich cultural, scientific, and technological environment.
TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN
Town Hall 508 487-7000 – Website
Provincetown Airport 508 487-0241 Website
Provincetown Harbor and Pier 508 487-0241 Website
Council on Aging 508 487-7080 – Website
Community Recreation Center 508 487-7097 – Website
Dept. of Public Works 508 487-7060 – Website
Harbormaster & MacMillan Pier 508-487-7030 – Website
Library 508 487-7094 – Website
Licensing 508 487-7020 – Website
Parking Department 508 487-7050 – Website
Pets/Animal Control 508 487-1213 – Website
Provincetown Police Dept. 508-487-1212 – Website
Provincetown Schools 508 487-5000 – Website
Provincetown PTA – Website
Shellfish Regulations – Website
Tourism Office 508 487-3298 – Website
Town Administrators 508-487-7002 – Website
Town Clerk 508 487-7013 – Website