Provincetown provides two different permit tiers for parking access; Limited Permits, and Expanded Permits.
The License Plate Recognition technology identifies whether the scanned vehicle has permit access to the lot. Only Expanded Permits will receive (unpaid) access to the MacMillan Pier Lot. The gate will not open automatically at the MacMillan Pier Lot if the system identifies a Limited Permit holder.
Limited Permit holders are required to take a ticket from the machine at the MacMillan Pier Lot entrance, and must pay the hourly charge at the exit gate.