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.

Town Meeting Day 2022 information: Expiring offices and petition filing information
Town Meeting Day filing deadlines are fast approaching — January 13, 2022 is the final day to file a petition and January 24 is the final day for consent of candidate forms. More information can be found HERE.

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

Guidelines for office visits are viewable here.

Quick reference:
First Constable – David Ricard, Sr. – 802-645-0344
Second Constable – William Humphries -518-361-8683
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: SlagPileUseOctober2015.

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, 2021 and February 10, 2022. 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 – 3 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 3 PM (office/home)
Thursday: 10 AM – 1 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 December 21, 2021

December 20, 2021
Pawlet eNews December 21, 2021 In this Newsletter (Scroll down for details) Town clerk office holiday hours Vacant town positions Results of the Town of Pawlet COVID relief funds survey Pawlet Public Library updated hours of operation Pawlet Volunteer Network Did you know? Helping Hands update/request Healthy Meals at the…  read more

Pawlet eNews November 24 2021

November 24, 2021
Pawlet eNews November 24 2021 Town office is closed November 24 & 25th In this Newsletter Results of the Town of Pawlet COVID relief funds survey Pawlet Public Library updated hours of operation Pawlet Volunteer Network Did you know? Helping Hands update/request Upcoming Events & Important dates for November/December (scroll…  read more

Pawlet eNews October 23, 2021

October 22, 2021
Pawlet eNews October 23 2021 **Updated 10/28 with information about Library event cancellations** In this Newsletter Annual Halloween Parade VCAAP II The West Pawlet Vol. Fire Dept. officers Pawlet Volunteer Network Did you know? Helping Hands update/request Upcoming Events & Important dates for September/October /November (scroll to the end for…  read more

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