Town of


732 Main St. Harwich, MA 02645

Phone: 508-430-7513

Town Administrator:

Joseph Powers

Select Board:

Jeffrey Handler
Donald Howell
Julie Kavanagh
Michael MacAskill
Peter Piekarski

Annual Town Meeting:

May 6, 2024
May, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

May 21, 2024
May, 3rd Tuesday


Population Density653
Registered Voters11,367
Income Per Capita$46,127
EQV Per Capita$524,103
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate85.6%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$494,000
Median Gross Rent$1,282
Total Households5,733
Average Household Size2.29

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$6.64
Commercial Tax Rate$6.64
Average Tax Bill$5,236
Total Expenditures$69,856,489
Total Tax Levy$54,988,268
State Aid$794,468
Local Receipts$15,738,213
CPA Year Enacted2005
CPA Surcharge3.0%
Town Hall of Harwich

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

As a quiet resort and agricultural community located along the south side of the Cape Cod peninsula, with an extensive shoreline on Nantucket Sound, Harwich is a popular vacation destination, with every form of aquatic activity.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1694
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area20.9 mi2
Public Roads171 mi
Regional Planning AgencyCape Cod Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

William Keating

Mass. Senate

Julian Cyr

Mass. House

Sarah Peake

Income Per Capita

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