Shellfish License Information (Updated for 2020)

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Please click here for detailed information for both residents and non-residents on obtaining a shellfish permit:


Please note: In person sales on Friday afternoons in the back lot of Town Hall (weather permitting) 1pm-4pm. Masks and exact change or check required.

North Bluff Stairs

Thursday, 28 May 2020

The stairs on the bluff leading to the beach at the gut at the Conservation Commission's North Neck property have been closed due to structural instability from erosion of the bluff this past fall and winter. The Town and the Land Bank, who maintains the property for the town, are working to repair/replace the stairs as soon as conditions allow.

Face Coverings in Public Places Order

Monday, 04 May 2020

On May 1, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public Places Where Social Distancing is Not Possible  - COVID-19 Order No. 31

Link to the Order here:


The Order is effective May 6, 2020 (click "continue reading" below for more details).

Shellfish License Update

Monday, 04 May 2020

The Board of Selectmen and Shellfish Department understand that all shellfish licenses are due to expire on April 1, 2020. Thus, the Board of Selectmen have voted on March 30, 2020 the following adjustments to the expiration of Shellfish Licenses due to Covid -19.

ALL SENIOR LICENSES from 2019, Commercial and Family, will be extended to expire on April 1, 2021. If you had an active Shellfish license and are a Senior, you are all set. Hold on to the one you have.

ALL NON-SENIOR FAMILY LICENSES from 2019 will be extended to expire JUNE 1, 2020.

ALL NON-SENIOR COMMERCIAL LICENSES from 2019 will be extended to expire JUNE 1, 2020.

If you did not have a license from 2019 or need a one-time use license, you will still need to acquire a new license to legally shellfish in Edgartown, please contact Kristy Rose in the Board of Selectmen’s Office for direction so we can work out how to get one to you. krose@edgartown-ma.us or 508-627-6180

Current Marriage License Information

Friday, 08 May 2020

The clerk’s office is currently available on an appointment only basis to obtain Marriage Intentions. 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10 am to 12 pm.
You are required to wear a mask and gloves as well as provide your own black ink pen to fill out the required paperwork.

As a reminder – there is a three (3) day waiting period to pick up your certificate and a sixty (60) day timeframe to get married once you file your paperwork. If you do not currently have a set wedding date, please consider waiting to file until you have a concrete date. 
Please call our office, (508) 627-6110, to make your appointment and for further instructions on the complete process


Monday, 27 April 2020



The Clerk’s office would like to invite registered voters of Edgartown to consider using their ability to Early Vote for this year’s Annual Town Election. In order to request an Early Voting ballot, please follow the instructions on the application via the link below:



Property Tax Bill deadline extension

Friday, 10 April 2020

As result of COVID-19, the Edgartown Board of Selectmen voted to extend the due date of property tax bills to not later than June 1, 2020, and the due date for exemption and deferral applications to not later than June 1, 2020.

Supplemental Medical Professional Capability Request

Saturday, 21 March 2020

In the event we need to supplement our emergency medical capabilities, the Town is putting together a list of retired, semi-retired, and/or seasonal public health professionals such as; physicians, nurses, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, dentists, veterinarians, and first responders.  If interested please send point of contact info to: selectmen@edgartown-ma.us

Federal Census for 2020

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Recently, you should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau,
inviting you to go online to respond to the 2020 federal Census.

The U.S. Census counts every person in the country every 10 years. The
information gathered through the census is used to decide how much our
communities get in state and federal money for things like public health,
transportation, and education.

The census is quick, easy, and important, and all of your answers are

Please visit www.my2020census.gov and be counted today.

Town of Edgartown

Thursday, 19 September 2013

One of New England's most elegant communities, Edgartown was Martha's Vineyard's first colonial settlement and it has been the county seat since 1642. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained. They make the town a museum-piece community, a seaport village preserved from the early 19th century.

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