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Licensing Department
Aaron Hobart
Licensing Agent

260 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA  02657

Ph: (508) 487-7000 x 535
Fx: (508) 487-0032

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 noon

The Provincetown Licensing Board forwards its mission to assist local businesses, while at the same time assuring they abide by the applicable rules and regulations, which leads to a peaceful and prosperous community. 

Rental Certificates:

The Provincetown Board of Health has adopted new public health and safety regulations pertaining to the renting of property for habitation. This new regulation applies to all forms of rental property including weekly, seasonal, and year round. If you are renting property, you are required to obtain the Renter’s Certificate and receive an inspection every 3 years. Applications are available here or may be picked up in the Licensing Development at Town Hall.


Don't forget that your retail and lodging licenses expire on December 31st each year.  It is highly recommended that you renew your license in the fall before closing down for the season.  We are happy to inspect your business in the months of October, November and December for next season.  Why worry about getting inspected when you are setting up shop and receiving orders for the coming season when you can get it out of the way this year?

Notice to Lodging License Holders...
There have been a number of public events held at lodging establishments in Provincetown that included liquor service.  Please note that if you would like to have an event that is open to the public and includes liquor service, and you do not have a liquor license, you MUST go before the licensing board to get a one-day license.  Please call or visit the licensing agent for more details or click here to see our recent mailing.

Increased Communication...
In an effort to increase communication between the Licensing Department and the licensees, two new FAQ's have been launched to answer common questions.

A Friendly Reminder to Potential Licensees...

Before you sign a lease, or even before you apply for a business license, make sure your type of business is allowed at the location and that you know what permits and fees might be required.  Please call the licensing agent at 508-487-7000 ext. 535 if you have any questions.

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