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Local & State Government

Located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard makes up most of county of Dukes County, Massachusetts. The rest of the county consists of the small island of Gosnold, and the town of Cuttyhunk.

Martha's Vineyard is made up of six small, distinctive towns: Aquinnah, Chilmark and West Tisbury, and the more populous towns of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury (also known as Vineyard Haven). Each town is governed by a Board of Selectmen elected by town voters.  Each town is also a member of the Martha's Vineyard Commission which regulates Island-wide building, environmental and aesthetic concerns. Some government programs on the Island have been regionalized such as the public school system, emergency management and waste management.

State and Town Governments

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Dukes County

Martha's Vineyard Towns

Aquinnah
Physical and mailing address: 65 State Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535
Ph: (508) 645-2300


Chilmark
Physical address:  401 Middle Road, Chilmark, MA  
Mailing address: PO Box 119, Chilmark, MA 02535-0119
Ph: (508) 645-2100
 

Edgartown
Physical address: 70 Main Street, Edgartown, MA
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5158, Edgartown, MA 02539
Ph: (508) 627-6110
 

Oak Bluffs 
Physical address: 56 School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557  
Ph: (508) 693-3554
 

Tisbury /Vineyard Haven
Physical address: 51 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven, MA
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1239, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568  
Ph: (508) 696-4200


West Tisbury
Physical address: 1059 State Road, West Tisbury, MA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, West Tisbury, MA 02575
Information Ph: (508) 696-0100, ext. 114