Tisbury Town SealTisbury, Massachusetts is one of eight towns in Massachusetts that are located on islands. Tisbury is located on Martha’s Vineyard and is approximately 72 miles southwest of Boston.  Tisbury is part of Dukes County, which consists of 7 towns.  According to the Census Bureau, Tisbury has a total area of 19.2 acres with a land area of 6.6 square miles. It had an estimated population of 3,949 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.  Tisbury last went through the process in 2012 .

Town Hall Information –  Tisbury provides property cards online through their GIS. The link for zoning regulations is for the Building and Zoning Department webpage. On that page there will be a link to Zoning and Building Ordinances. When you click on that you will download their zoning regulations in the form of a Word Document. The town hall is located at 51 Spring St, Tisbury, MA 02568.

Tisbury Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential8.39
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial7.85
Last Revaluation2012
Next Revaluation2015
Tisbury highlighted in Dukes County

Tisbury Town Hall Information

Tisbury Tax Assessor(508) 696-4206Tisbury property records online
Tisbury City Clerk(508) 696-4215Tisbury land records online
Tisbury Tax Collector(508) 696-4250Pay Tisbury Taxes Online
Tisbury Mapping / GISN/ATisbury GIS viewer
Tisbury Planning & Zoning(508) 696-4280Tisbury Zoning Regulations
Tisbury SchoolsN/ATisbury Schools
Tisbury Crime RateN/ATisbury Crime Rate