Cemetery Commission

Mission & Authority:

To have sole care, superintendence and management of all public burial grounds in the Town. May lay out any existing public burial grounds or any land purchased and set apart for cemeteries with proper paths and avenues; may plant, embellish, ornament and fence the same and erect therein such suitable edifices and conveniences and make such improvements as it considers convenient; and, subject to the approval of the Town, may make such regulations, consistent with law, as it deems expedient.

Agendas & Minutes

View the Cemetery Commission Agendas and Minutes Archive.


  • Michael Chute - Term Ends 12/31/21
  • Dawn Walsh - Term Ends 12/31/21
  • Sharon Bunn - Term Ends 12/31/21
  • Michael Harpie, Chair - Term Ends 12/31/22
  • Lynne Martin - Term Ends 12/31/20
  • Vacant, Alt. - Term Ends 12/31/22
  • Christopher Brooke, Alt. - Term Ends 12/31/20

Contact: Town Clerk Darlene Van Alstyne

Cemetery Lot Sales

Cemetery lots shall be sold only to residents or former residents of Provincetown and are transferable only to members of their immediate family unless otherwise approved by the Cemetery Commission. A Resident is defined as any person who has maintained a principle residence or owned a property in Provincetown at any time for at least two years as evidenced by the Town’s records or otherwise to the satisfaction of the Cemetery Commission.

For information on purchasing a cemetery lot please contact Darlene Van Alstyne, Acting Town Clerk at 508-487-7013, or via e-mail to Darlene Van Alstyne

Cemetery Rules & Regulations (PDF)

Winthrop Street Cemetery - Provincetown’s Oldest Cemetery

Historical Chronology (PDF)

Winthrop Street Cemetery Schematic Design June 2015 (PDF)

Master Conservation Plan May 2012 (PDF)

Stone Conservation Treatments (PDF)

MCC Condition Assessment December 2011 (PDF)