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March to the Sea 2020

Friday, 22 May 2020

With collaboration amongst the Edgartown School and various Town departments, we present to you Edgartown's virtual Memorial Day March to the Sea. Below please find the YouTube link to watch this video. Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving to protect our country,

Edgartown Annual Town Meeting and Annual Town Election Update

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The Edgartown Annual Town Meeting and the Annual Town Election will now be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020, and Thursday, June 18, 2020, respectively,

Click here to view the official posting of this as well as the ballot for the Annual Town Election to be held on Thursday, June 18.

Face Coverings in Public Places Order

Monday, 04 May 2020

On May 1, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public Places Where Social Distancing is Not Possible  - COVID-19 Order No. 31

Link to the Order here:

The Order is effective May 6, 2020 (click "continue reading" below for more details).

Shellfish License Update

Monday, 04 May 2020

The Board of Selectmen and Shellfish Department understand that all shellfish licenses are due to expire on April 1, 2020. Thus, the Board of Selectmen have voted on March 30, 2020 the following adjustments to the expiration of Shellfish Licenses due to Covid -19.

ALL SENIOR LICENSES from 2019, Commercial and Family, will be extended to expire on April 1, 2021. If you had an active Shellfish license and are a Senior, you are all set. Hold on to the one you have.

ALL NON-SENIOR FAMILY LICENSES from 2019 will be extended to expire JUNE 1, 2020.

ALL NON-SENIOR COMMERCIAL LICENSES from 2019 will be extended to expire JUNE 1, 2020.

If you did not have a license from 2019 or need a one-time use license, you will still need to acquire a new license to legally shellfish in Edgartown, please contact Kristy Rose in the Board of Selectmen’s Office for direction so we can work out how to get one to you. or 508-627-6180

Current Marriage License Information

Friday, 08 May 2020

The clerk’s office is currently available on an appointment only basis to obtain Marriage Intentions. 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10 am to 12 pm.
You are required to wear a mask and gloves as well as provide your own black ink pen to fill out the required paperwork.

As a reminder – there is a three (3) day waiting period to pick up your certificate and a sixty (60) day timeframe to get married once you file your paperwork. If you do not currently have a set wedding date, please consider waiting to file until you have a concrete date. 
Please call our office, (508) 627-6110, to make your appointment and for further instructions on the complete process


Monday, 27 April 2020



The Clerk’s office would like to invite registered voters of Edgartown to consider using their ability to Early Vote for this year’s Annual Town Election. In order to request an Early Voting ballot, please follow the instructions on the application via the link below:


Property Tax Bill deadline extension

Friday, 10 April 2020

As result of COVID-19, the Edgartown Board of Selectmen voted to extend the due date of property tax bills to not later than June 1, 2020, and the due date for exemption and deferral applications to not later than June 1, 2020.

Supplemental Medical Professional Capability Request

Saturday, 21 March 2020

In the event we need to supplement our emergency medical capabilities, the Town is putting together a list of retired, semi-retired, and/or seasonal public health professionals such as; physicians, nurses, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, dentists, veterinarians, and first responders.  If interested please send point of contact info to:

Federal Census for 2020

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Recently, you should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau,
inviting you to go online to respond to the 2020 federal Census.

The U.S. Census counts every person in the country every 10 years. The
information gathered through the census is used to decide how much our
communities get in state and federal money for things like public health,
transportation, and education.

The census is quick, easy, and important, and all of your answers are

Please visit and be counted today.

Town of Edgartown

Thursday, 19 September 2013

One of New England's most elegant communities, Edgartown was Martha's Vineyard's first colonial settlement and it has been the county seat since 1642. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained. They make the town a museum-piece community, a seaport village preserved from the early 19th century.

Edgartown Master Plan Steering Committee

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The Planning Board extends an invitation to part- or full-time residents of Edgartown to consider serving on the Edgartown Master Plan Steering Committee.

What is a master plan?

Authorized and defined by Section 81D of Chapter 41 of the General Laws, A Master Plan is “a statement through text, maps, illustrations or other forms of communication that is designed to provide a basis for decision making regarding the long-term physical development of the municipality…” Put in other words, a Master Plan defines the Town's overarching Mission, establishes broad policy Goals, and proposes a Strategic Plan for implementing those goals on a timely basis. 

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