Welcome To the Building Department Page!

The Building Department is responsible for regulating all aspects of building and property use within Oak Bluffs. If you are considering any type of construction or land use, the Building Department should be the first stop.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Building Department Issues two certificates that govern how a building may be used:

  1.  Occupancy Certificate Application
  2.  Periodic Inspection Application
Some construction will require a:

If Laws, codes or bylaws are preventing you from achieving your building objectives or if you are aggrieved by the Building Inspector's decision, you have an avenue for Appeal to the appropriate body.

Building Department Documents and Forms

The value of all property (Real and Personal) of the Town, resulting property tax rates and impacts on the average Single Family Home (SFH) in Oak Bluffs, are below. The rank listed is where Oak Bluffs average SFH tax bill falls compared to the other 351 communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Year
Total Property Value
Tax Rate
Single Family Parcels
Avg. SFH Home Value
Avg. SFH Tax Bill
Rank

2018

3,038,298,360

7.83

3,357

678,268

5,311

144

2017

2,837,913,460

8.15

3,340

631,930

5,150

141

2016

2,671,835,130

8.11

3,331

596,786

4,840

149

2015

2,550,305,440

7.96

3,323

569,299

4,532

160

2014

2,522,434,290

7.81

3,310

566,947

4,428

154