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1. What is the Fiscal 2014 tax rate?
2. How do I change the mailing address on my tax bill(s)?
3. Why is the former owner's name still on my tax bill?
4. Why doesn't my tax bill show a value for my property?
5. How often do assessments change?
6. How do the Assessors determine value?
7. There has been a change in ownership. How do I correct the names on my tax bill(s)?
8. What is personal property tax?
9. I sold my property last year. Why am I still getting a personal property tax bill?
10. As a resident of Provincetown do I qualify for any tax relief?
11. I am a senior citizen who does not qualify for the elderly exemption. Do I qualify for any other assistance?
12. I no longer own this motor vehicle or have moved out of state. Do I still have to pay this bill?
13. I sold my boat. What should I do about my boat excise bill?

Conservation Questions

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1. Where do I get a beach sticker?

Harbor and Beaches

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1. Where can I reserve a mooring or slip for a night or a weekend?
2. Where can I tie up my boat for a few hours?
3. Where can I drop anchor in the Harbor?
4. Where can I tie up my dinghy?
5. Can I anchor or hook up to a mooring behind the breakwater?
6. Can I get a pump-out?
7. Where can I get gas for my boat?
8. What can I do if my boat is disabled or out of gas in the Harbor?
9. Can you jump-start a battery? Do you have a compressor to pump up my inflatable?
10. Is there a U.S. Customs Office in Town?
11. Where can I rent a boat?
12. Where can I launch my boat?
13. Where can I launch a jet ski?
14. Where can I buy charts of the area?
15. Where can I buy equipment for my boat?
16. Where can I buy ice?
17. Where can I buy bait?
18. Where can I charter a fishing boat?
19. Is there a car ferry to Boston?
20. Where do the Boston ferries dock?
21. Where can I buy a ticket for the ferry?
22. Can I park to pick up a passenger at the ferry dock?
23. Where can I park for a few hours?
24. Where are the Town beaches?
25. Are there public restrooms on MacMillan Wharf?
26. Where can I buy fresh seafood?
27. Who are the women pictured on the building at the end of Fisherman's Wharf?
28. How do I get a mooring? Is there a waiting list?
29. What can you do about a boat that may be abandoned on the beach?

Licensing

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1. Do I Have To License My Business?
2. When does my license expire?
3. How do I pay for my license?
4. What happens if I open without licensing my business?
5. Where can I find a copy of the current Licensing Rules & Regulations?
6. What forms do I need to fill out to renew my business license?
7. What forms do I need to fill out to license my new business?
8. Do I need a Transient Vendor License from the State?
9. How do I apply for a Food Service Permit
10. How can I turn in my forms?
11. I have turned in my forms and paid the licensing fees, what is the next step?
12. What do I need for my retail licensing inspection?
13. What is a Fire Inspection Report? Do I need one for my business?
14. I have moved my business do I have to notify the Town?
15. When can I renew my business licenses?
16. I don’t have any employees. Do I need to fill out the worker’s compensation affidavit?
17. As a new business why do I fill out the W-9 form?
18. I already have a Federal Identification (FID) number. Do I need to fill out a W-9?
19. Where do I apply for a marriage license?
20. When does my Renter’s Certificate expire?
21. How do I apply for a Renter’s Certificate? What are the fees?
22. What do I need for a rental certificate inspection?
23. I bought a house with a rental certificate, have new contact information or have changed my property manager, what do I need to do?
24. How do I apply for a one-day entertainment license?
25. How do I apply for a one-day alcohol license?
26. Do I need a Special Food Permit for my event?
27. What are the taxi fares in Provincetown?
28. What are the pedicab fares in Provincetown?
29. How do I apply for/obtain a taxi operator’s license? What are the fees?
30. If I'm renewing my taxi license do I need a CORI report?
31. Who can I speak to about a noise problem/complaint?
32. Are food trucks allowed in Provincetown?
33. How do I obtain a busker (street performer) license?
34. How do I get permission to have a fire on the beach in Provincetown?

Licensing - Alcohol

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1. When does an individual need a license?
2. How many classifications of retail licenses exist?
3. What are the four categories of retail liquor licenses?
4. How many different types of pouring licenses are there?
5. Can a patron bring their own alcohol into my establishment?
6. How long does a licensee have to appeal to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) a decision made by the local licensing authority?
7. How long does a licensee have to appeal a decision made by the ABCC?
8. Can a retailer use his/her license to secure a loan?
9. What are the different kinds of liquor assets/property that can be pledged?
10. Do LLAs set the hours during which restaurants can serve alcoholic beverages on weekdays?
11. Can everyone bring their own beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages into an establishment (so-called “BYOB”)?
12. What forms of identification are acceptable to prove that someone is twenty one years of age or older, so that person may be served, delivered, or allowed to possess or purchase alcoholic beverage
13. Do restaurants, hotels, function halls and package stores need to meet certain requirements while conducting a wine tasting, malt beverages and spirit tastings?
14. Can Section 12 (on-premises) establishments with wine and malt licenses serve cordials and liqueurs?
15. Is the ABCC required to accept from a licensee a fine as an offer in compromise in lieu of suspension?
16. Can a retail package store use a coupon to advertise or give a discount in the price of alcoholic beverages?
17. Can a bar, restaurant, or hotel offer a free drink?
18. Can a restaurant allow a patron to go home with a bottle of wine purchased with dinner?
19. Can a bar, restaurant, or hotel increase the price for alcoholic beverages during the evenings when they have entertainment?
20. Can a licensee change a manager, stockholder, officer, director, the holder of an interest in the license or take on a new partner or investor at any time?
21. When can I start selling and allowing my customers to drink alcoholic beverages on my newly added patio area?
22. I’m holding an event and applying for a special one-day license. Can I get alcohol from my local package store to serve at the event?
23. Where can I find the forms I need to apply for a new liquor license or modify my existing liquor license?
24. The answer to my question was not in this FAQ. Where can I go to get answers?

Parking

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1. Can I pay a Parking Violation over the phone?

Police/Highway Building Project

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1. Why was the Highway Garage Site chosen?
2. How will traffic be managed?
3. Will the building be LEED Certified or include renewable energy features?
4. What is the “right” size needed for both the Police and Highway Garage Buildings?

Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ph: (508) 487-7000
Fx: (508) 487-9560