Filming on Martha's Vineyard

Television/Film Pre-Production Planner

Permitting is available in each of the six towns on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Filming in public places (beaches, streets, sidewalks, bike trails, etc.) may require permission from the appropriate town. We encourage you to make contact with the Town Administrator’s office prior to shooting.

Any film project that requires assistance with public safety, or may be disruptive to traffic, must submit requests in writing to the appropriate contact. Project proposals should include information about the production company requesting a permit, including contact information, a description of the project, dates(s), time(s) and location(s) of shoots, and the need, if any, for municipal services, such a police, fire, harbormaster, highway department, etc. Project proposals should be submitted in writing with as much advanced notice as possible.


Adam Wilson, Town Administrator 508.645.2300
Randhi P. Belain, Chief of Police 508.645.2313 
Board of Selectmen, 60 State Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535

Cheryl Maltais, Chairperson 508.645.9265                                       
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah,
20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535                                              

Chilmark  (includes Menemsha)

Tim Carroll, Executive Secretary 508.645.2100 x 0
Diana DeBlase, Assistant 508.645.2101
Jonathan Klaren,Chief of Police 508.645.3310
Board of Selectmen, PO Box 119, Chilmark, MA 02535

Edgartown (includes South Beach/Katama and Chappaquiddick)

Pam Dolby, Executive Secretary 508.627.6180

Antone Bettencourt, Chief of Police 508.627.4343
Board of Selectmen, PO Box 5158, Edgartown, MA 02539

Oak Bluffs

Robert Whritenour, Town Administrator  508.693.3554 x113
Erik Blake, Chief of Police 508.693.0750
Board of Selectmen, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02539

Tisbury (includes Vineyard Haven)

John Grande, Town Administrator 508.696.4202 
Hillary Conklin, Assistant    
Daniel Hanavan, Chief of Police 508.696.4240
Board of Selectmen, PO Box 1239, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

West Tisbury

Jennifer Rand, Town Administrator 508.696.0102 
Daniel Rossi, Chief of Police  508.693.0020
Board of Selectmen, PO Box 278 West Tisbury, MA 02575