Things just got a little easier for residents at the Cape's tip. Last week, Provincetown announced the addition of online bill paying capabilities on the town's website.
If you are a resident, you can now sign up to pay your municipal bills online. No more stamps or trips to the town hall.
The town is now using a service called Invoice Cloud that will allow users to view and pay their real estate, personal property, vehicle excise and boat excise taxes as well as their sewer and water bills. Only bills for FY 2014 and beyond will be available online. Bills from previous years will not be available online and must be handled through the collector's office.
Through Invoice Cloud, the town can now except debit and credit card payments in addition to ACH debits/electronic checks from checking and savings accounts.
There is no cost to sign up, but Invoice Cloud does charge a minimal convenience fee. See the town's website for details.
Residents who choose to use Invoice Cloud may opt to not receive paper bills, a choice the United Post Office may not like, but the environment does. In 2012, Provincetown was designated a Green Community by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.