There are 4 types of tickets issued by the Provincetown Police Dept:
A written traffic ticket, with "Massachusetts Uniform Citation" at the top. Charges can be civil or criminal in nature, you can pay online
. A citation may affect your insurance, as determined by the Merit Rating Board. Contact your insurance agent for more information about the effect of a ticket on your insurance
Like a citation, a warning is written on the Massachusetts Uniform Citation. If the box marked "WARNING" above the officer's signature is checked, then no action is required by the violator. Warnings do not affect your insurance or merit rating, but if you accumulate three within one year, the Registry has the option of suspending your license. There is no appeal procedure for warnings. Unlike written warnings, verbal warnings are not tracked, and no fine or other consequence is levied.
If you violate a Town of Provincetown parking regulation, you may receive a parking ticket issued by the Provincetown Parking Department. The fine(s) listed on the ticket is payable at the Parking Clerk's office in the police station at 26 Shankpainter Road Provincetown, MA 02657. Parking tickets may be appealed by filing a written Parking Ticket Appeal form with the Parking Clerk.
If you found a brightly colored slip under your windshield wiper with no fine listed, it is a Courtesy Notice given by a member of the Provincetown Police Department. No action is required; it is just a reminder that you should not violate a parking regulation again in the future to prevent being ticketed.