General Information

Want to Serve on a Town Board?

Any registered voter in the Town of Provincetown is eligible to serve on a Town Board. See the list of board vacancies (PDF) to determine which board best matches your interest and abilities.  This list is updated every month so check back for new vacancies.  We will keep your application on file for 364 days.  You must now apply online by filling out a Town Board Application.  Click the yellow link "Online Services" and find the application under the Town Clerk.   Please contact the Town Clerk for more information or to discuss which board may be the best fit for you.

Much of the work of Town Hall could not be accomplished without the tremendous help of our volunteer board members. Please consider applying for a Town Board - we can really use your help!

Check out this guide for members of public boards and commissions! If you serve as a member on a local board, the Office of the Inspector General encourages you to use this guide to understand your obligations and help you perform your duties as a public board member to the best of your abilities!

Town Board Handbook

The Town Clerk's office publishes a Handbook For Members of Town Boards (PDF), to assist the members of appointed boards, committees, and commissions to easily understand the variety of laws, procedures and traditions in participating in municipal government. This handbook blends the directions and requirements that are found in state and local laws, town charter and administrative directives.

Open Meeting Law

The Massachusetts Division of Open Government has published a series of training videos on 6 aspects of the Open Meeting Law. See Open Meeting Law Videos. Visit the Massachusetts State website for additional resources, including frequently asked questions and additional information related to the Open Meeting Law.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Acknowledgement Receipt - Code of Conduct

State Ethics Training

By serving on a Town Board you are required to acknowledge receipt of the summary of the law and complete the online training program for municipal employees.  Access the online training program and instructions