Short Term Rental Information

Town of Barnstable Updated Information HERE

View February 27, 2020 Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review SubCommittee Report and Staff Presentation for Town Council Discussion HERE

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

Exit Renumbering Project Public Meeting


Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:30 PM

Cape Cod Transportation Authority – Hyannis Transportation Center Conference Room

215 Iyannough Road Hyannis, MA 02601


MassDOT is converting all exit numbers on freeways to a milepost-based numbering system, per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirement. MassDOT has committed to implementation, with construction scheduled to begin late in the Summer of 2020.  MassDOT representatives will provide information and answer questions on the project.  Project information is available HERE and Route 6 Information HERE


cropped-unknown-2.jpegTown Clerk Ann Quirk would like you to know that Early Voting for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primaries will be starting on Monday, February 24 and end on Friday, February 28, 2020. Hours each day are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM in the Town Clerk’s Office. Also, Absentee Ballots are available in the Town Clerk’s Office. You can update and check your voter registration very easily on-line. More information HERE