Please note: The Regional Government, Barnstable County, is a separate entity from the Trial Court of Massachusetts. For more information on the Court system and other state agencies, please visit the The Massachusetts Trial Court System or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.
Tax Assessment/Property Tax Information
Marriage License/Birth Cerificates/Death Cetificates
Beach Stickers/Off-road Permits
Starting/Relocating a Business
Record a Deed/Transact Business on Real Property
Information on wills, estates, divorce decrees, etc.
Where can I get Tax Assessment/Property Tax information?
Each town in Barnstable County has its’ own tax assessor/tax collector, sets their own assessment rates for all real property within their town, and collects the assessed taxes. When assessing taxes, the properties will be identified by the physical address, which lists the village where the property is located (i.e. Hyannis is a village in the Town of Barnstable; Pocasset is a village in the Town of Bourne). If you do not see the town listed below, please go here for a comprehensive list of each town and its’ villages. Below is a telephone listing for each town assessor’s office:
|Mashpee||508-539-1400 xt 525|
|Orleans||508-240-3700 ext 420|
|Truro||508-349-7004 ext 14|
|Yarmouth||508-398-2231 xt 233|
Each town in Barnstable County has its’ own town clerk that records marriage licenses and birth/death certificates. Below is a telephone listing for each town clerk’s office:
Please contact the town hall in whichever town the beach/recreation area is located. For a list of each town website go here , then look for the Recreation Department.
If you are interested in off-road permits for Sandy Neck, you should visit either the town of Sandwich or Town of Barnstable website, as Sandy Neck encompasses both towns. Which town office you require is determined by the town in which you reside.
If you are requesting permits for the National Seashore, information is available by contacting Oversands Vehicle Information office at 508-487-3698.
Each town in Barnstable County maintains their own business licensing department. Please contact the town hall in which the property is located. For a list of each town website go here. You would want to contact the Town Clerk for permitting information.
You want the Registry of Deeds, a department of the Barnstable County Government.
You need to contact the Probate Court, part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts court system. The phone number for Probate Estates/Divorce is 508-375-6710 or visit the website at www.barnstablecountypfc.com.