Citizen's Library

Welcome to the Citizen's Library.  This section of our Website is devoted to statutes, ordinances, and by-laws that particularly affect the County of Dukes County.  The links below will take you to those specific items that you may wish to read or even download.
The Charter is the actual County Charter that the citizens of the County of Dukes County voted for overwhelmingly in 1992. This is the only county that has adopted the County Manager form of government authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the model for this form of government can be found in M.G.L. c.34A, Sections 15, 16, 18 & 20. For a quick link, click here.
The Administrative Code is the written document that spells out in great detail how the County shall be constituted and the authority and responsibilities of each department.  This was adopted in 2000.
The Personnel By-law sets forth how the County shall deal with the employees of the County, and was first adopted in 1996.