logo ×

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Marthas Vineyard Town Resources


Massachusetts Government

We are pleased to provide the following links to sites that you may find helpful. Contact us if you have any questions or can be of further assistance. View our Martha’s Vineyard information page to learn more about the island!


Massachusetts Government

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website – The official website for Massachusetts. Link to all State Agencies.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education Website – Elementary and Secondary Education Links

We are pleased to provide the following links to sites that you may find helpful. Contact us if you have any questions or can be of further assistance.


Real Estate Resources

Massachusetts Land Records – The best resource for public documents recorded at the local registry of deeds.  On this site, one can find any/all recorded documents relating to specific properties – deed, mortgages, etc.

Vision Appraisal – Resource on the web for information from town assessors.  Provides basic information on properties in many areas of New England, including Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury.  Shows town assessed values and basic property elements – house size, lot size, and more.

MV Landbank – The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank was established in 1986 to acquire land so as to protect open spaces, roadside vistas and sensitive ecological areas on the island. All Martha’s Vineyard property transfers are subject to a 2% Land Bank fee, which must be paid by the Buyer at closing. First time homebuyers are exempt from the first $400,000 of the purchase price as long as the 5 year residency requirement is met. Properties owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank are open daily to the general public from sunrise to sundown, except during hunting season. Trails are marked throughout the properties and boundary markers indicate where public land ends and private land begins. The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank posts map signs at many properties’ trailheads and is installing others as necessary. Handheld maps of each property, showing trail networks, are available on the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank website.

Dukes County Website – The official website for Dukes County.  All towns on-island are located within Dukes County.


Local Government

Each Town has a dedicated and knowledgeable staff that can help visitors and residents.

2017 Residential Property Tax Rates


Town Office Websites

AQUINNAH www.aquinnah-ma.gov
CHILMARK www.chilmarkma.gov/Pages/index
EDGARTOWN www.edgartown-ma.us
OAK BLUFFS www.oakbluffsma.gov
TISBURY www.tisburyma.gov
WEST TISBURY www.westtisbury-ma.gov

Town Office – Building Inspectors

AQUINNAH (508) 645-2307
CHILMARK (508) 645-2100
EDGARTOWN (508) 627-6115
OAK BLUFFS (508) 693-3554
TISBURY (508) 696-4280
WEST TISBURY (508) 693-0113

Town Office – Smoke and CO Inspection
– Town’s Fire Chief

AQUINNAH (508) 645-2311
CHILMARK (508) 645-2100
EDGARTOWN (508) 627-6100
OAK BLUFFS (508) 693-0077
TISBURY (508) 696-4200
WEST TISBURY (508) 693-9555

Town Office – Water Department

EDGARTOWN (508) 627-6100
OAK BLUFFS (508) 693-5527
TISBURY (508) 696-4200



Please follow the links below about the following information.

Town By-Laws  :  MV Land Bank  :  Government  :  Financial   :  Market Reports  :  Real Estate Links