Attention Scam Alert

Please be aware of a new telephone fraud scam in which the scam caller identifies themselves as a Town of Barnstable employee.

The caller asks if you would like a map of your property and asks for your bank account information to make the $1 payment. They then use that information to steal funds from your account.

No employees from the Town of Barnstable are calling people to provide this service, nor would they ask for bank account information.

Oystering Season Opens Today

Recreational Oystering Season Begins


Water quality test taken by the MA Division of Marine Fisheries on Tuesday, November 5th show North Bay is suitable for shellfishing. Bay street will be open to shellfishing at sunrise on Saturday, November 9th. Any questions please call Natural Resources, 508-790-6272.

Oysters will open in the Town of Barnstable for both the southside (Cotuit Town Dock and Handy Point) and the northside (Scudder Lane, Barnstable). Please remember the limit is 1/2 peck per week. For more information, visit Natural Resources HERE or call 508-790-6272.

Saturday November 2, 2019

LEGAL SIZE OYSTER: Minimum legal harvest size is three (3) inches longest length.
RECREATIONAL HARVEST LIMIT: Not more than 1/2 peck (5 quarts dry measure) per calendar week
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT: The Natural Resources Office reserves the right to prohibit the harvest of shellfish at any time in any area of the Town for management purposes.

View Notice HERE

Shellfish Area Maps HERE

Shellfishing Regulations HERE

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings November 2019

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

VOTE in TOWN ELECTIONS – Tuesday November 5, 7am-8pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire District Union Negotiating Committee – Wednesday November 6, 6pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday November 7, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday November 7, 7pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Fire District Space Needs Info Meeting-  Tuesday November 12, 7pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire Commission – Wednesday November 13, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday November 13, 3pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday November 18, 5:30pm, Cotuit Fire Station

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday November 19, 5:30pm, Town HallCancelled

Town Council Homelessness Committee – Tuesday November 19, 6pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Fire District SPECIAL MEETING – Tuesday November 19, 7:30pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Wednesday November 20, 5:30pm, Cotuit Fire Station

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday November 20, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday November 21, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday November 21, 7pm, Town Hall 

Cotuit Fire District Union Negotiating Committee – Friday November 22, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall



Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – TBD

Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive