Barnstable Introduces On-line Rental Registration & STR Complaint Hotline

Registration and Short-Term Rental Complaint Hotline

Town of Barnstable Introduces On-line Rental Property    


Brian Florence, Inspectional Services Director and Building Commissioner,

Thomas McKean, Director of Public Health,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Hyannis, MA – June 15, 2021) As we enter our summer season the Town of Barnstable would like to remind owners of rental properties that they are required to register rental units with the Town of Barnstable Health Division; this includes ALL rentals from annual to summer to short-term. The requirement to register rental properties has been in place in Barnstable since 2006.

Please register and pay using the online registration link below

Or, if mailing in, obtain registration form(s) from Town of Barnstable website below: 

Submissions by mail:  Use one form for each unit to be registered and return to the Public Health Division, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.   

There is a fee of $90 and $25 for each additional unit on the same parcel.   The check should be payable to: Town of Barnstable.

Failure to comply with this Ordinance may result in the issuance of a non-criminal ticket citation in the amount of $100. 

We are also pleased to announce that we now have a short term rental complaint hotline available for the public to submit any complaints concerning short-term rental properties.

Short Term Rental Complaint Hotline (available 24 hours a day/7 days a week): 508-504-9779 

For general rental questions, you may reach us by email at or call 508-862-4072.