The term "CPA Charge" refers to The Community Preservation Act surcharge approved by the voters of the Town of Dennis beginning in Fiscal Year 2006. This surcharge is 3% of the total property tax due for the parcel. This surcharge, approved by a majority of Town of Dennis voters, is for the acquisition and preservation of open space, recreational land, affordable housing, and historic properties. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will match the amount collected by the Town of Dennis up to but not to exceed 100% of the total surcharge money collected. There is a committee set up to review requests for the use of the Community Preservation Act money collected. The Committee's name is the Community Preservation Committee. This committee then makes recommendations to the Select Board. The Select Board has the final say as to how the Community Preservation Act funds are distributed and utilized. For more information on the Community Preservation Act, please visit Dennis's Community Preservation Program website here.