Residential Tax Information

If you call the Town of Barnstable your primary residence you may qualify for the 20% Residential Tax Exemption. Find application form HERE Submit application prior to November 1, 2017  and if you qualify the exemption will be taken off your January 2018 Tax bill.  Call the Assessor’s office 8:30-4:30 M-F with any questions (508) 862-4022

 The ‘Pinta’, the ‘Nina’ and the ‘Santa Maria’ sailing towards the West Indies in 1492, from The Discovery of America, 1878, Spanish School; Private Collection


Road Construction



The Town of Barnstable would like to inform its residents that the Town of Mashpee will be replacing a culvert on Quinaquisset Avenue at Quaker Run. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, October 9, 2017 and continue through Friday, October 27, 2017.

Between Monday, October 9 and Friday, October 13, Quinaquisset Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions between the West Gate to Willowbend and WIllowbend Drive. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Orchard Road to Route 28. Westbound traffic on Quinaquisset Avenue will be detoured onto Willowbend Drive to Sampson’s Mill Road to Cape Drive to Route 28. Motorists travelling from Cotuit on School Street are suggested to detour at High Street to Route 28.

Quinaquisset Avenue is expected to reopen to thru traffic at the end of the day on October 13th. Construction will continue until October 27th and motorists should expect traffic delays during the work hours of 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Questions on the project can be directed to the Mashpee DPW at 508-539-1420 or

Please drive safely during construction.