Chilmark, Massachusetts is one of eight towns in Massachusetts that are located on islands. Chilmark is located on Martha’s Vineyard and is approximately 72 miles southwest of Boston. Chilmark is part of Dukes County, which consists of 7 towns. According to the Census Bureau, Chilmark has a total area of 100.4 acres with a land area of 19.1 square miles. It had an estimated population of 866 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 – Chilmark provides very limited online information. It is the only town in Dukes County not to be part of http://www.caigisonline.com/ which provides GIS and property cards online. Due to the lack of online services for these areas, the link under Assessor is to their webpage, as is the one for the Tax Collector. The GIS link is to Oliver, which is the State of Massachusetts online GIS.
Chilmark Tax Information
|Current Grand List Year||2013|
|Mill Rate Residential||2.48|
|Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial||2.48|
Chilmark Town Hall Information
|Chilmark Tax Assessor||(508) 645-2102||Chilmark Assessor's office webpage|
|Chilmark City Clerk||(508) 645-2107||Chilmark land records online|
|Chilmark Tax Collector||(508) 645-2110||Chilmark Tax Collector|
|Chilmark Mapping / GIS||N/A||Oliver GIS viewer|
|Chilmark Planning & Zoning||(508) 645-2103||Chilmark Zoning Maps|
|Chilmark Schools||N/A||Chilmark Schools|
|Chilmark Crime Rate||N/A||Chilmark Crime Rate|