Boat Excise - MGL Chapter 60B
Boat Excise Contact
Assessor's Office Manager
Provincetown Town Hall
260 Commercial Street
Ph: (508) 487-7000 x511
Fx: (508) 487-9560
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Meaning all water craft, including documented boats and ships, used or capable of being used for transportation on water.
A boat excise is assessed by the community where the vessel is habitually moored, docked or principally situated for the summer season. July 1 is the assessing date for all vessels.
A tax rate of $10.00 per thousand $ of value, is assessed for the privilege of using the waterways.
All persons owning a boat on July 1st, shall on or before August 1st, file a declaration (Boat Return) with the Board of Assessors of the community in which the vessel is principaly moored, docked, or situated for the summer season as required by Massachusetees General Law, Chapter 60B, Section 2(b).
Boat Return Form: FY20 Boat Return
Abatements may be issued for:
Reasons of sale, trade or other disposition, together with the transfer of the
registration to another vessel or cancellation of the registration.
Re-registration of the vessel in another state and cancellation of the Mass. registration.
Abatement Form: Boat Abatement