Public Hearing to Allow or Ban Retail/Cultivation Marijuana TONIGHT!

View Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission HERE

View Information Received 3/22/18 from Barnstable Town Attorney HERE

View Information Received 3/22/18 from Barnstable Finance Director HERE

Update: The Barnstable Town Council has referred two Agenda items to the Planning Board for public hearings on Monday June 25, 2018.

Item 2018-159, proposing to prohibit non-medical marijuana establishments town-wide, sponsored by Council President Steinhilber.

Item 2018-163, proposing to create a Cannabis Overlay District and regulations for establishing and operating marijuana establishments, sponsored by Councilors Beedenbender, Cullum, and Schnepp.

View Agenda Items and Maps HERE

Overview of the process may be found HERE

Free Clamming Classes for Kids

For the 16th straight year, kids on Cape Cod will have an opportunity to learn how to shellfish. Barnstable’s Natural Resources Department is offering three free shellfishing classes for young people in June at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville.

Natural Resources staff and town shellfish volunteers will assist participants who want to learn how to dig. Participants should be prepared to get wet and waders, hip boots or knee boots would be helpful, along with protective gloves.

Shellfish may be taken by hand or rake and small garden hand rakes and trowels will be allowed.

Shellfish regulations apply as always and those legally harvested with a valid permit may be taken home.

The classes are Saturday, June 16 at 8 a.m., Sunday, June 17 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees will receive a “Clammer Kid” badge and an activity booklet, along with certificates of completion.

All ages shellfishing classes will be held June 30 @ 7:30 a.m. and August 19 at 1 p.m. at the Bridge Street Landing.


For more information, call Natural Resources during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm at 508-790-6272 or direct your questions via email to


Transfer Station Stickers $250 yr




It is that time of year to head to Town of Barnstable Transfer Station to purchase your annual Residential Transfer Station Sticker. Last year’s transfer station sticker allows you entry until June 30, 2018.  Residents must also renew their Free Recycle Only Sticker. The fiscal year 2019 transfer station sticker will be valid July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  The fiscal year 2019 sticker costs $250 for one vehicle and $25 for second vehicle per household.

Transfer Station office located at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills during normal business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. seven days a week. To obtain a sticker, you must bring a copy of your valid vehicle registration showing a Barnstable street address, additional documents may be required. Stickers may be obtained through the mail using this form HERE . Recycling only stickers may also be obtained through the mail using this form HERE.

For questions about Transfer Station Stickers, call P.J. Kelliher at 508-420-2258