The Provincetown Part-Time Resident Taxpayers Association is a 100% volunteer-run organization of concerned taxpayers whose economic and cultural contributions in Provincetown are vital to the preservation and sustainability of the Town, and yet they are denied a meaningful voice, participation in any local government decision-making, or the right to vote. This fundamental unfairness is completely at odds with the spirit and rich democratic history of Provincetown. It also violates the very tenets upon which our country was founded. It is the mission of the PPRTA to promote awareness and correct this fundamental inequality.
By the Numbers
According to the Cape Cod Commission's 2017 Report, 75 percent of part-time residents participate in Cape arts, culture, nonprofits and charitable organizations. 95 percent purchase groceries, garden and building supplies on Cape for their second home and 71 percent did not rent their home in the previous five years.
Part-time residents pay about 85 percent or more of all the Town’s residential real estate taxes.
In 2015, the Cape Cod Economic Development Council, a division of the Cape Cod Commission, said that part-time residents are fully one-third of Cape Cod's economy and we may be a larger share of the Provincetown economy.