Aquinnah, Massachusetts is one of eight towns in Massachusetts that are located on islands. Aquinnah is located on Martha’s Vineyard and is approximately 72 miles southwest of Boston. Aquinnah is part of Dukes County, which consists of 7 towns. According to the Census Bureau, Aquinnah has a total area of 40.8 acres with a land area of only 5.4 square miles. It had an estimated population of 311 in 2010.
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 – Aquinnah provides property cards online through their GIS. The phone number listed under planning and zoning is for the Planning and Land Use Services Department.
Aquinnah Tax Information
|Current Grand List Year||2013|
|Mill Rate Residential||4.69|
|Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial||4.69|
Aquinnah Town Hall Information
|Aquinnah Tax Assessor||(508) 645-2306||Aquinnah property records online|
|Aquinnah City Clerk||(508) 645-2304||Aquinnah land records online|
|Aquinnah Tax Collector||(508) 645-2303||Pay Aquinnah taxes online|
|Aquinnah Mapping / GIS||N/A||Aquinnah GIS viewer|
|Aquinnah Planning & Zoning||(508) 645-2300 x0||Aquinnah Zoning Maps|
|Aquinnah Schools||N/A||Aquinnah Schools|
|Aquinnah Crime Rate||N/A||Aquinnah Crime Rate|