Chatham Town Seal

Chatham is located in Southeastern Massachusetts, at the “elbow” of Cape Cod. Bordered by Pleasant Bay and Orleans on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Nantucket Sound on the south, and Harwich on the west. Chatham is 17 miles east of Hyannis, 89 miles southeast of Boston, and 223 miles from New York City.  Chatham’s population for 2012 was 6,141.  Brewster is part of Barnstable County, which consists of 15 towns.  It has a total area of 24.33 acres with a land area of 16.43 square miles.

Form of Government

Board of Selectmen
Executive Secretary
Open Town Meeting

Year Incorporated

As a town: 1712

Understanding Tax and Town Hall Information

Each State, and often town have variations in how they handle taxes, records and town/county functions. Tax Information – Massachusetts General Laws require towns and cities to assess all property at its full and fair cash value as of January 1 of each year (, Chapter 59, Section 38). The assessed value for the Fiscal Year 2013 tax bill represents the fair cash value of property as of January 1, 2012. Full and fair cash value is defined as the price an owner willing, but not under compulsion, to sell ought to receive from a buyer willing, but not under  compulsion, to purchase. Massachusetts statutes further requires that all cities and towns complete a revaluation and undergo certification by the Department of Revenue every three years.   Town Hall Information – The link to tax payments online is to a PDF instruction page and registration page to sign up to pay taxes online. The town hall is located at 549 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633.

Chatham Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential$5.08
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial$5.08
Last Revaluation2013
Next Revaluation2016
Chatham highlighted in Barnstable County

Chatham Town Hall Information

Chatham Tax Assessor(508) 945-5103Chatham property records online
Chatham City Clerk(508) 945-5101Chatham land records online
Chatham Tax Collector(508) 945-5108ChathamDirector of Finance
Chatham Mapping / GISN/AChatham GIS viewer
Chatham Planning & Zoning(508) 945-5168Chatham Zoning Maps
Chatham SchoolsN/AChatham Schools
Chatham Crime RateN/AChatham Crime Rate