Town of Provincetown SealThe Town of Provincetown has an Open Town Meeting - Board of Selectmen - Town Manager form of government, which was first established on March 30, 1953. The 1990 Charter Revisions continued that form of government.

The elected five-member Select Board appoints a Town Manager to be responsible for the administration of all town functions. The Town Manager hires all Town employees, except the secretary to the board of selectmen.