West 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 Tax Information
|Current Grand List Year||2013|
|Mill Rate Residential||5.41|
|Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial||5.41|
West Tisbury Town Hall Information
|West Tisbury Tax Assessor||(508) 696-0101||West Tisbury property records online|
|West Tisbury City Clerk||(508) 696-0148||West Tisbury land records online|
|West Tisbury Tax Collector||(508) 696-0104||West Tisbury Director of Finance|
|West Tisbury Mapping / GIS||N/A||West Tisbury GIS viewer|
|West Tisbury Planning & Zoning||(508) 696-0107||West Tisbury Zoning Maps|
|West Tisbury Schools||N/A||West Tisbury Schools|
|West Tisbury Crime Rate||N/A||West Tisbury Crime Rate|