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Department of Community Development
Anne Howard
Building Commissioner

David Rowell
Local Building Inspector

Gloria McPherson
Town Planner

260 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA  02657

Ph: (508) 487-7020
Fx: (508) 487-0032

Public Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am -11:45 am

The mission of the Department of Community Development is to help guide the Town's planning, community development, land use and regulatory management efforts.

Community Development staff work directly with applicants and their representatives to review development proposals, offer professional guidance and technical advice, and ensure that applicants understand the regulatory process to get their projects approved.  It is the goal of Community Development to help ensure that development and building permit applications are complete when submitted; to review applications in a timely fashion; to share information with the public about the status of all applications; to help ensure predictability of outcome with our regulatory processes, so that similar applications with similar circumstances produce similar results; and to provide for fair and equitable enforcement of regulatory decisions.

Depending on the type and scope of the project, a number of different Town Department and/or Board reviews may be required.  Every project is unique and we are happy to work with applicants so that they understand the necessary review steps and the time and fees involved.

The first step for any project is to set up a pre-application meeting with the Planning Department.  The Town Planner and the Permit Coordinator will work with applicants to understand the proposed project, bring in other Community Development staff as necessary and appropriate, and lay out the regulatory pathway for the project.  The Permit Coordinator will review submitted applications for completeness and quality of information to help ensure the fairest possible outcome. 

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