Martha's Vineyard Commission

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) is the regional planning agency for Martha’s Vineyard Island and the Elizabeth Islands (together, comprising the County of Dukes County).

The mission of the MVC is twofold: (1.) To assist our region’s 7 towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, & West Tisbury) with planning expertise; and (2.) Protect and enhance the islands’ environment, economy, character, and social fabric.

HEADLINES - What's New


The Martha's Vineyard Commission has been working with the Towns and other agencies to provide information regarding the newly adopted Short Term Rental Tax.  The Legislation was signed into law on December 28, 2019 by Governor Charlie Baker.  The Legislation subjects short term rentals of property to the room occupancy excise, G.L. c. 646.  The new law imposes state and local option excises on short term rentals of properties more than 14 days in a calenday year, starting July 1, 2019 for which a rental contract was entered into on or after January 1, 2019.  All short term rental operators will be required to register with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (MA DOR). 

For more information or frequently asked qestions please go to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue webpage:

Current Room Occupancy and Short Term Rental Tax Rates by Town as well as estimated revenues will be uploaded shortly.

Contact Christine Flynn, Economic Development & Affordable Housing Planner for more information.
















Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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