Brewster Town Seal

Brewster is located in Southeastern Massachusetts, at the inside bend of the elbow of Cape Cod. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Orleans on the east, Harwich on the south, and Dennis on the west. Brewster is 16 miles east of Hyannis; 83 miles southeast of Boston; 87 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 264 miles from New York City.  Brewster’s population for 2012 was 9,806.  Brewster is part of Barnstable County, which consists of 15 towns.  It has a total area of 25.48 acres with a land area of 23.01 square miles.

Form of Government

Board of Selectmen
Executive Secretary
Open Town Meeting

Year Incorporated

As a town: 1803

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. Brewster received a one year postponement of its revaluation to 2014.  Town Hall Information – The link to zoning regulations is to a page that list the zoning bylaws, maps and other things. When you click on the bylaws link it will download a PDF file to your computer that contains the zoning regulations. The town hall is located at 2198 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631.

Brewster Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential8.18
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial8.18
Last Revaluation2010
Next Revaluation2014
Brewster highlighted in Barnstable County

Brewster Town Hall Information

Brewster Tax Assessor(508) 896-3701 X1137Brewster property records online
Brewster City Clerk(508) 896-4506Brewster land records online
Brewster Tax Collector(508) 896-4502Pay Brewster Taxes Online
Brewster Mapping / GISN/ABrewster GIS viewer
Brewster Planning & Zoning(508) 896-3701 x1133Brewster Zoning Regulations
Brewster SchoolsN/ABrewster Schools
Brewster Crime RateN/ABrewster Crime Rate