Notice of Lottery Drawing for Town Mooring Waitlists!

Barnstable Harbormaster’s Office to Hold Lottery Drawing for Some Currently Closed Mooring Waitlists

The Town of Barnstable Harbormaster’s Office announces that a lottery drawing will be held for some of the currently closed mooring waitlists. This opportunity will allow individuals, if chosen, to add their name to a mooring field waitlist that is currently closed. Individuals will be able to go online through a link provided on the Town’s Website and purchase a ticket for their chance to be added to the waitlist they select.

The five mooring fields chosen for this Lottery are: East Bay, West Bay, Cotuit Bay Shores, Tim’s Cove and Fish Hills. Moorings are highly coveted in the Town of Barnstable and this opportunity will allow 115 lucky winners the chance to be added to the waitlist of their choice.

The Lottery will open April 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM and close April 23, 2023 at midnight. The winners will be chosen at random on April 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM.


An individual can only purchase one lottery ticket per mooring field; multiple entries will automatically be removed by the Harbormaster’s Office. Winners will be chosen completely at random through an online computer system. The Town of Barnstable will not facilitate in anyway the individuals who are selected.

For more information please contact the Harbormaster’s Office at 508-790-6273.


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2023 Beach Parking Permits

The Recreation Division is currently processing 2023 beach parking permits. You are encouraged to apply now and have your beach sticker in hand before Memorial Day. After which it will take significantly longer due to the increased volume of permit applications. Parking permits may be obtained by accessing the online system HERE or by USPS mail or drop box located at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Permits are no longer being issued in person. Applications can be picked up at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center and the Barnstable Adult Community Center. The online system has a user guide to help those who are new to the process. For anyone with specific questions or in need of additional assistance with the online system, please call the beach permit hotline at 508-790-6345 X145 and a Recreation Division staff member will follow up with you to ensure you are able to secure your permit in time for summer.

ATTENTION Cotuit Residents!


The Cotuit Water Department will be flushing water mains (weather permitting) from: March 15 – June 16, 2023

9 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday

Water main flushing is part of a preventive maintenance program being undertaken by the Water Department to ensure that water quality is not being compromised.

Discoloration of the water may occur. This is an unavoidable effect of flushing, with an aesthetic value only, and is not considered a health hazard. The water should clear after a short period of time.

Signs will be visible in flushing areas. Residents in these areas are advised to refrain from laundering between 9 am and 4 pm and to set water aside for drinking and cooking purposes.

All village residents are advised to check water clarity before use, while this program is in operation, as water lines outside the flushing area could be affected.

Flushing locations will be posted daily on and on Facebook at Please call Cotuit Water at 508-428-2687 with any questions.