Chilmark Town SealChilmark, 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 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 Highlighted in Duke County in Mass.

Chilmark Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential2.48
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial2.48
Last Revaluation2012
Next Revaluation2015

Chimark Highlighted in Dukes County

Chilmark Town Hall Information

Chilmark Tax Assessor(508) 645-2102Chilmark Assessor's office webpage
Chilmark City Clerk(508) 645-2107Chilmark land records online
Chilmark Tax Collector(508) 645-2110Chilmark Tax Collector
Chilmark Mapping / GISN/AOliver GIS viewer
Chilmark Planning & Zoning(508) 645-2103Chilmark Zoning Maps
Chilmark SchoolsN/AChilmark Schools
Chilmark Crime RateN/AChilmark Crime Rate