Welcome to the Town of Pawlet, Vermont

We are located in the beautiful Taconic Mountains 25 miles southwest of Rutland on Vermont’s western boundary. The closest urban concentration is the Village of Granville, just across the New York State line to the west. Adjacent towns to Pawlet are Wells on the north, Danby on the east, Rupert to the south and Granville and Hebron, New York, to the west. Our town is rural, with two major population centers in Pawlet Village, located at the junction of Routes 30 and 133, and West Pawlet, located at the junction of Route 153 with Railroad Street and Egg Street, close to the Town border with Granville, New York. In December 2019 the population of Pawlet was approximately 1,300. The Town offices are located in Pawlet Village. West Pawlet developed around the former railroad depot and the slate industry, with numerous quarries in the vicinity.

The Town of Pawlet is proud of our long history of diversity and inclusion. We affirm our commitment to welcome people of all backgrounds, status, and identity to live, to work, and to visit our Town. We stand for kindness, understanding, neighborliness, peace, tolerance, and respect for and toward all. We stand against racism, bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, violence and hatred in all of their forms. Together we share a commitment and a responsibility for everyone in our Town to be honored, and valued.

Notice: National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline update
According to Consolidated Communications, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted “988” as the new 3-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline starting July 16, 2022. Until then, the number will remain 1-800-273-TALK (8255). In order for this change to work, a new 10-digit dialing procedure must be implemented. This means that anyone in VT must begin using the 802 area code for all local calls. This is effective as of April 24, 2021, but calls will continue to go through without it until October 24, 2021.

Update per Governors Order and Open Meeting Law

STATE OF VERMONT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED AS OF MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 15TH, THEREFORE, IN-PERSON GRIEVANCES WILL BE ALLOWED IF REQUESTED.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

Notice of Public Hearing — Tuesday July 13, 2021 – 7:00 PM
The purpose of the Hearing is to amend the Town of Pawlet Zoning Regulations (Unified Bylaws).
Agenda for July 13, 2021 Public Hearing

Draft of the Unified Bylaws

Planning Commission Reporting Form for Municipal Bylaws Amendments

The Select Board has adopted a fraud prevention policy. The policy can be read here: Fraud Prevention Policy

TOWN OF PAWLET – OFFICE SAFETY PROTOCOL
Guidelines for office visits are viewable here.

Road Closure
NOTICE FROM THE PAWLET HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Effective Immediately Herrick Brook Rd. will be closed during working hours. From Sugar Lane to the Rupert Line until further notice. The road will be open to thru traffic each evening.

Free public WiFi

Free public WiFi is available at the rail trail parking lot across from the wastewater facility. It also reaches down to the parking lot on the monument circle. When you’re at the location, you’ll be able to find and connect to the WiFi – it’s named “West Pawlet Public Wi-fi”

This website is updated regularly. Please let us know what we’ve missed or mistaken, and what else you want to be able to find: email us here.

Annual Town Meeting Day Election and Ballot Results
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FAQs

When are taxes due?
Tax payments are due in two equal installments; the first in September and the second in February. In the current tax year, the payments are due September 10, 2020 and February 10, 2021. Taxpayers only receive one bill for both payments. Payments must be made on or before the due dates to avoid 1.5% monthly interest charges and, in the case of the second installment, an additional 8% penalty.

How can I get a copy of my tax bill?
Please stop by to get a copy of your bill from Town Treasurer Julie Mach during regular office hours at the Town Hall.
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Contact & Hours

Town Clerk: Deb Hawkins
Phone: 802-325-3309, ext 1
Fax: 802-325-6109
e-mail: pawletclerk@vermontel.net

Hours:
Monday: 10 AM – 4 PM;
Tuesday: 10 AM – 4 PM;
Wednesday: 9 AM – 4 PM (office/home);
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM;
Friday — closed

Physical Address: 122 School St., Pawlet, VT 05761
Postal Address: PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761
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Recent News

Pawlet eNews July 23, 2021

July 22, 2021
In this Newsletter Library Coffee House Concert Series Pawlet Volunteer Network Pizza in the Meadow Pawlet Community Book Discussion Did you know? Herrick Brook Road closed during working hours Helping Hands update/request Community Support Programs Upcoming Events & Important dates for July/August 2021 (scroll to the end for details) July…  read more

Pawlet eNews June 9, 2021

June 8, 2021
In this Newsletter Meetings and important dates Herrick Brook Road closed during working hours Did you know? Summer Camps information Helping Hands update/request Community Support Programs Upcoming Meetings and Important dates for June/July 2021 (scroll to the end for details) June 10: Pawlett Historical Society Board Meeting June 10: West…  read more

Pawlet eNews May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021
In this Newsletter Meetings and important dates Herrick Brook Road closed during working hours Did you know? Pawlet Library update Summer Camps information Helping Hands update/request 6th Annual Plant Sale Community Support Programs Upcoming Meetings and Important dates for May/June 2021 (scroll to the end for details) May 18: Select…  read more

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