West Tisbury

West Tisbury Town SealWest Tisbury, Massachusetts is one of eight towns in Massachusetts that are located on islands. West Tisbury is located on Martha’s Vineyard and is approximately 72 miles southwest of Boston.  West Tisbury is part of Dukes County, which consists of 7 towns.  According to the Census Bureau, West Tisbury has a total area of 41.7 acres with a land area of 25 square miles. It had an estimated population of 2,740 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. West Tisbury last went through the process in 2011 and although based upon a three year cycle the next revaluation would be in 2014. However, according to the West Tisbury Assessor’s office they have an extension and the next revaluation will not occur until 2015.
Town Hall Information – West Tisbury provides property cards online through their GIS. It does not appear that West Tisbury has an option for paying taxes online so the link listed under Tax Collector is for their webpage.

West Tisbury Highlighted in Dukes County in Mass

West Tisbury Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential5.41
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial5.41
Last Revaluation2011
Next Revaluation2015

West Tisbury Highlighted in Dukes County

West Tisbury Town Hall Information

West Tisbury Tax Assessor(508) 696-0101West Tisbury property records online
West Tisbury City Clerk(508) 696-0148West Tisbury land records online
West Tisbury Tax Collector(508) 696-0104West Tisbury Director of Finance
West Tisbury Mapping / GISN/AWest Tisbury GIS viewer
West Tisbury Planning & Zoning(508) 696-0107West Tisbury Zoning Maps
West Tisbury SchoolsN/AWest Tisbury Schools
West Tisbury Crime RateN/AWest Tisbury Crime Rate