Barnstable Town Seal

Barnstable is located in Eastern Massachusetts, located on the “bicep” of the Cape Cod arm. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Nantucket Sound on the south, Sandwich and Mashpee on the west, and Yarmouth on the east. Barnstable is 53 miles east of Fall River, 69 miles southeast of Boston, and 250 miles from New York City.  Barnstable’s population for 2012 was 44,824.  Barnstable is part of Barnstable County, which consists of 15 towns.  According to the Census Bureau, Barnstable has a total area of 76.26 acres with a land area of 60.05 square miles.

Form of Government

Mayor – Council

Year Incorporated

As a town: 1639

Understanding Tax and Town Hall Information

Each State, and often town have variations in how they handle taxes, records and town/county functions.
Tax Information – Massachusetts General Laws require towns and cities to assess all property at its full and fair cash value as of January 1 of each year (, Chapter 59, Section 38). The assessed value for the Fiscal Year 2013 tax bill represents the fair cash value of property as of January 1, 2012. Full and fair cash value is defined as the price an owner willing, but not under compulsion, to sell ought to receive from a buyer willing, but not under  compulsion, to purchase. Massachusetts statutes further requires that all cities and towns complete a revaluation and undergo certification by the Department of Revenue every three years.
Town Hall Information – The town hall is located at 367 Main Street, Hyannis , MA. 02601.


Barnstable Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential9.12
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial8.22
Last Revaluation2013
Next Revaluation2016

Barnstable highlighted in Barnstable County

Barnstable Town Hall Information

HomePhone Online
Barnstable Tax Assessor(508) 862-4022Barnstable property records online
Barnstable City Clerk(508) 862-4044Barnstable land records online
Barnstable Tax Collector(508) 862-4054Pay Barnstable Taxes Online
Barnstable Mapping / GISN/ABarnstable GIS viewer
Barnstable Planning & Zoning(508) 862-4785Barnstable Zoning Regulations
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