Animal Control

Friday, 22 February 2019

Assessor's Office

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Click here for the FY2020 Edgartown Property Values List

Abatement Information

Please click the links below for Real Estate and Personal Property Tax abatement information and application.

FY2020 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Abatement Information

Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Abatement Application Form

Beautification Committee

Monday, 10 February 2020

Building Inspector

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Due to the shelter in place order that went into effect on March 24, 2020 no construction work will be allowed at this time. Residents of all towns are ordered to remain at their place of residence. To read the shelter in place order in full go to the Town’s website at,

All active construction sites shall be secured to prevent unauthorized entry, damage to equipment and/or work in progress, and to protect public safety. This order is in effect through April 7, 2020 at noon. No permits will be issued until this order is lifted.

No work of any kind is to be performed on any building site.

Any emergency work will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Building Inspector’s office at 508-627-6115 or email and we will discuss the situation with you, as well as authorize the procurement of lumber and supplies necessary for the repair.

This order is enforceable by the Edgartown Police Department and the Edgartown Board of Health, and any contractor who does not comply will be subject to fines.

We understand that this is an extremely difficult situation. We are heeding the advice of our public health officials and hospital. We appreciate your cooperation, and will inform you of any new information as it develops.

The Building Inspector's office encompasses all permits and inspections involving building construction and renovation. This includes all building permits, new construction, additions, alterations, renovations, minor alterations, porches, decks, garages, barns, sheds, swimming pools, tennis courts, fences over 6' in height, and any other structures, as well as demolition.

Cemetery Department

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All Christmas decorations will be removed February 1st. Please check to the left of the shed for pots and planters.


The Town of Edgartown maintains four cemeteries, each with its own individual style, charm, beauty and historical significance.

Old Town Cemetery, also known as Tower Hill or Green Hollow, is located on Tower Hill Road, off Katama Road, and sits nestled amongst the pines at the edge of the inner harbor. Graves marking pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary War heroes are found at this quiet resting place.

Collector' Office

Monday, 20 November 2017


The Tax Collector is responsible for the printing, mailing and collection of all tax bills issued by the Town of Edgartown. These include: Motor Vehicle Excise Tax, Boat Excise Tax, Real Estate Tax and Personal Property Tax. The Tax Collector's office issues and maintains a record of Municipal Lien Certificates to be filed at the Registry of Deeds in Edgartown.

Conservation Commission

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Edgartown Conservation Commission administers and enforces the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. C. 131 s. 40, and the Edgartown Wetlands Bylaw; acquires and manages property for the purpose of conserving and/or preserving rare or unique aspects of the environment.

Lambs at Katama Farm!



Finance Committee

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Financial Advisory Committee holds meetings monthly on the third Wednesday of the month.

Health Department

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

By nature of the powers and authority of boards of health in Massachusetts the goal of promoting public health is accomplished by protection of the environment and promotion of good health practices and sanitary living conditions. The Board of Health strives to protect and preserve the health of residents in our community and to promote health status improvement for all.

Please note the Martha's Vineyard Refuse District has new hours and a new policy as of March 23, 2020 - please click here to see these new hours and policy.

Highway Department

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Location: 165 Meetinghouse Way, Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508-627-4004
Fax: 508-627-3637

Historic District Commission

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Meetings - First and third Thursday of each month and information regarding these meetings is posted on the Town Hall bulletin board by the front desk on the first floor.

IT Department

Monday, 07 December 2015

Parks Dept

Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Please note: Alcohol is not allowed on the South Beach, Trustees locations, and Norton Point  This will be enforced this summer.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons will be available this summer for children ages 3 - 10 at bend in the road beach. There will be 2 sessions, session 1 from July 1 - 19 (sold out) and session 2 from July 22 - Aug 9. Please click the link below to select your desired days/times for one of our sessions. If you have any questions, please call Jess McGroarty at 508-627-6145.

Please click here to request registration for one of our swim lesson sessions.

The Park and Recreation Commissioners are responsible for the following sites: South Beach, Bend in the Road at State Beach, Robinson Road Recreation area, WIlson's Landing, and Cannonball Park.

Tennis Lessons

Tennis Fees:
$50 Summer Pass (Summer pass includes unlimited tennis and tennis lessons for kids ages 3 - 13) or $20/hour
Tennis Lesson Schedule:
Lessons will take place July 9, 2019 - August 23, 2019
5 - 6 year olds: Mon & Wed 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
7 - 8 year olds: Mon & Wed 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9 - 10 year olds: Tue & Thu 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10 - 11 year olds: Tue & Thu 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3 year olds: Fri 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
4 year olds: Fri 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
5 year olds: 13 year olds Fun Fridays 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adult Tennis Round Robin:
Fridays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Adult Bocce:
Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the baseball field

Personnel Board

Friday, 01 November 2019

Annual Retiree Benefits Fair

Wednesday November 6th Noon – 3:00 PM

American Legion Post in Vineyard Haven

(Located at 47 Martin Road, across from the Tisbury School main entrance – parking on site!)

“The open enrollment period for retirees on Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans such as BCBS Medex and Harvard Pilgrim Medicare Enhance is mid-October through early December, for an effective enrollment date of January 1st.  If you are interested in making any changes, just have general questions, are turning 65 within the next year, or thinking of retiring in the next year, this benefit fair is a great time for you to explore your options and get your questions answered.”


Click here for current job openings

Click here for the Dukes County Contributory Retirement System Website

The Personnel Board interprets the Personnel By-Law for the Town of Edgartown personnel.  Town of Edgartown is an equal employment opportunity provider.  

If you are a town employee, committee or board member, or if you are actively engaged in services to benefit the Town of Edgartown you are required to take the State of Massachusetts Conflict of Interest test. Click here to take that test online.

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