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.

Announcements

Upcoming closures: The town office will be closed Monday, February 19 in observation of Presidents Day.

2024 Presidential Primary Warning

2024 Town Meeting Warning

2024 Mettawee School District Warning

 

Town Meeting Information:

  • Mettawee School District Informational Meeting 2/28/24 @ 7:00 PM at the Mettawee Community School
  • Town Informational Meeting 3/4/24 @ 7:00 PM at the Mettawee Community School **Bring own copy of Town Report
  • Town Meeting Voting 3/5/24 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Pawlet Town Hall.  Polls will close at 7:00 PM

NOTICE

December 28, 2023

The Pawlet Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to adopt a revised Town of Pawlet Town Plan. The full notice can be found HERE. 

The draft town plan for the public meeting can be viewed by clicking the link HERE.

Online Payments

The Town of Pawlet is happy to announce that we are now able to accept credit card and Electronic Checks for Property Tax and Waste Water User Fee Payments. Click HERE to get started with a payment or call Julie at 802-325-3309 ext 2

Town Meeting Day 2023

Certificate of Votes: Town and Town School District Officers

Certificate of Votes: Articles

Town Report 2024

The Town Report is now available. To view it, please click HERE.

West Pawlet water payment assistance program

The Town of Pawlet is now participating in the Household Water Assistance Program through the State of Vermont’s Economic Services Division. If you make less than 60 percent of the median state income and are having a hard time paying your water fees, this program may be able to help out. Visit https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/hwa to get instructions and an application. You must include a copy of your water bill with the application. For questions about the Water Assistance Program, call 1-800-339-6433.

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.

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

Quick reference:
First Constable – David Ricard, Sr. – 802-645-0344
Second Constable – Tom Covino 802-325-9650
Animal Control Officer – David Ricard Sr. – 802-645-0344

Memo to contractors within the Town of Pawlet from the Select Board regarding conditional use of the Town slag pile
Please follow these guidelines: SlagPileUseJune2023.

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.

 

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 11, 2023 and February 12, 2024. 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: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday: closed
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 January 25, 2024 (with corrections)

January 25, 2024
In this Newsletter (Scroll down for details). Town of Pawlet proposed town plan Town of Pawlet now accepts online payments for property tax and waste water user fees Zoning permits Important Election Information Town clerk office hours Library Hours Did you know? Highway Department — contact information Upcoming Events & Important…  read more

Pawlet eNews December 9, 2023

December 9, 2023
In this Newsletter (Scroll down for details). Town of Pawlet now accepts online payments for property tax and waste water user fees Zoning permits Town of Pawlet proposed town plan Important Election Information Town clerk office hours Library Hours Did you know? Highway Department — contact information Upcoming Events & Important…  read more

Pawlet eNews October 31, 2023

October 31, 2023
In this Newsletter (Scroll down for details). Important Election Information Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Welcomes Trick-or-Treaters Pawlet Public Library Humanities Reading and Discussion Series Pawlet Emergency Team emergency shelter announcement Town clerk office hours Library Hours Did you know? Highway Department — contact information Upcoming Events & Important Dates (scroll down…  read more

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