Most meetings in Provincetown are in-person, typically with an online-attendance option for both committee members and residents. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details. All meetings at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Aug. 10
- Board of Assessors, 9 a.m.
- Water and Sewer Board, 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 14
- Select Board, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 17
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Long-Term Rental Registration
The town posted a notice on its website on Aug. 4 urging landlords to “register your rental.”
The Independent had reported on Aug. 3 that the 26 bedrooms that the Lexvest Group owns in the center of town have no rental certificates.
“The town’s code compliance officer has been focused on robust short-term rental compliance efforts,” the notice states.
“With short-term rental efforts well underway and helping to bring many unregistered short-term rentals into compliance,” it continues, “the Town is now boosting its efforts at getting long-term rental units registered and into compliance as well.”
Landlords are required to certify that doors and windows are operable, egresses are unobstructed, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working, and plumbing fixtures are in good repair. The aim of the program is “to ensure property owners are educated about critical life safety and sanitation minimums necessary for providing suitable housing to renters.”
Applicants self-certify their compliance; a long-term rental certificate costs $300 and lasts three years. The notice also says that “a representative sample of properties with long-term rental certificates are subject to a routine inspection to ensure these life safety and sanitation codes are met.” —Paul Benson