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Residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to apply online for Parking Permits via the Town website. Permits can also be applied for in-person beginning March 1 in the Parking Permit Office located on the Lower Level of Town Hall. More information and the link to apply for a permit online can be found here.
Parking permits for residents and visitors are issued from the Collector’s Office at Town Hall, and grant parking access in zones and lots based on the terms of the specific permit. Please click here to see the different permit types available for purchase.
The window decal is placed on the lower driver’s side windshield and identifies you as a permitted operator.
Town has installed License Plate Recognition technology to identify permitted parkers at the MacMillan Pier and Grace Hall lots. Cameras at the entrance and exit lanes will scan your rear license plate, and trigger the gates to open. If you are a permit holder, you will not need to take a ticket form the machine at the entrance, or pay for parking at exit.
Provincetown is no longer using the windshield mounted cards to trigger the gates at the MacMillan Pier and Grace Hall lots. The License Plate Recognition technology will scan your rear license plate and open the gate if you are a registered permit holder.
If the system fails to read your plate, please notify a parking lot ambassador, or use the intercom on the ticket machine to receive assistance.
If you experience repeated failures, please contact the Collector’s Office (where you purchased your permit)- we have a solution for you. The phone number is 508-487-7015.
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.
Please contact the Treasurer's office at 508-487-7015 to obtain a replacement permit.
The Parking Department does not accept payments over the phone. Payments may be made in person at Town Hall in the Treasurer’s Office, or online here