Short Term Rental Information

Effective July 1, 2019 a new law applies a 5.7% tax to shortterm housing rentals — the same lodging tax hotels already have. There also is a Town of Barnstable excise tax of 6% and the Cape Cod & Islands Water Protection Fund excise tax of 2.75% for a total of 14.45% tax that needs to be applied. View the law, local registration application and more information HERE

Owners of short-term rentals, called “operators” under the Massachusetts short-term rental law, need to register their property. The operator will receive a certificate number they will need to provide to every intermediary who is collecting rent on their behalf, so the intermediary can remit the taxes.

Operators do have a grace period during the transition. Operators have until November 1, 2019 however if an operator has not received a certificate number and an intermediary has to file taxes, the intermediary can use the Operator’s Social Security Number or their Federal Tax ID number up until November 1st. As of November 1, all returns must include the certificate number.

Learn and watch how to Register your Property HERE

 

 

Tune in to Cotuit

Cotuit’s Own to be Aired on TV
Recently the team from WCVB, Channel 5 Chronicle was in the village interviewing and filming at many of our wonderful venues. The show airs Monday July 29, 2019, 7:30 on TV Channel 5.

View Chronicle’s Main Streets and Back Roads of Cotuit four segments below

1.   History                 

2.  Community         

3.  Creativity

4.  Kettleers              

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings August 2019

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

 

Cotuit Water Commission Meeting – Monday August 5, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire Commission Meeting – Tuesday August 13, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday August 13, 6pm, Town Hall Cancelled

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday August 14, 3pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Water Commission Meeting – Wednesday August 14, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday August 15, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday August 15, 7pm, Town Hall

Town Council Homelessness Committee – Tuesday August 20, 6pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting – Monday August 26, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association Annual Meeting – Tuesday August 20, 7:30, Freedom Hall


Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – TBD

Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive

 

Road Work & Closure Notice

ATTENTION Drivers using the Santuit River Bridge on Old King’s Road.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 12, 2019, and will continue through Friday, November 15, 2019.

Sampson’s Mill Road/Old Kings Road will be closed to traffic in both directions for the duration of the project.  The road closure will be between Willowbend Drive in Mashpee and at Abbey Gate Road in Barnstable.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured in Mashpee onto Cape Drive to Route 28.  Westbound traffic in Barnstable will be alerted via message boards to utilize Route 28 via Main Street.
Questions on the project can be directed to Mashpee DPW at 508-539-1420 dpw@mashpeema.gov or Barnstable DPW at 508-790-6400 or dale.saad@town.barnstable.ma.us