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: Pawlet Development Review Board Online Meeting, Thursday, June 10, 2021, 7:00 PM.
The DRB will convene a meeting to conduct regular business and Public Hearing to review the following application:

Appeal of Permit Application # 2021-06: Section of the Ordinance affected: Article IX – Section 8 Appeals to the Board. The appeal of Permit # 2021-06 was submitted on April 8th regarding a 30’ x 20’ storage building, to be located at 541 Briar Hill Rd, Pawlet, VT owned by Daniel Banyai.

S/Jonas Rosenthal

Interim Zoning Administrator

Information for joining the meeting is available HERE.

Vaccine Clinic — June 11th 4pm to 7pm at Pawlet Fire Department
Vermont leads the country in vaccination rate. Let’s maintain that momentum! More information about the upcoming vaccination clinic available HERE.

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).
More information including Zoom login instructions.
Draft of the Unified Bylaws
Planning Commission Reporting Form for Municipal Bylaws Amendments

Guidelines for office visits are viewable here.

Road Closure

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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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

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 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

Pawlet eNews April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021
Upcoming Meetings and Events for April/May 2021 (scroll to the end for details) April 20: Public Hearing regarding Town of Pawlet zoning regulations April 20: Select Board Meeting April 24: Fair Haven Police Department Drug Take Back Day April 26: Planning Commission Meeting April 27: Board of Civil Authority Meeting…  read more

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