Town Clerk & Treasurer Offices Closed, Monday, January 21, 2019: The offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22. Please note that the Assessor’s Office will be open on January 21. The Town Offices will also be closed February 18 for Presidents’ Day.

Upcoming Pawlet Town Government Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.

  • Select Board, Tuesday, January 29 and February 11, 7 PM.
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, January 28, 7:30 PM

Town of Pawlet Offices Expiring March 6, 2018 (Subject to Change)
Town Moderator, 1 year, 1 open seat
Select Board, 3 years, 1 open seat
Select Boar, 1 year, 2 open seats
First Constable, 2 years, 1 open seat
Delinquent Tax Collector, 1 year, 1 open seat
Town Agent, 1 year, 1 open seat
Grand Juror, 1 year, 1 open seat
Mettawee School District Director, 3 years, 1 open seat
Library Trustee, 3 years, 2 open seats
Library Trustee, 1 year remaining of a 3-year vacated seat
Nominating Petitions and Consent of Candidate Forms must be submitted to the Town Clerk by the close of business on January 28, 2019.

Pawlet Public Library Open Trustee Position: The Pawlet Library is looking for a dedicated individual to fill a Trustee position, which is available immediately. This position would serve as secretary for one year, with the option to run for another three-year term in March 2020. Interested individuals may contact Janno Gay at 867-2409 for immediate consideration; alternatively to be added to the town ballot for March vote, please contact Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk at 325-3309, ext. 1.

Second installment of tax payments are due to the Town of Pawlet February 11, 2019: Tax bills were mailed out in early August 2018; taxpayers only receive one bill for both payments.  Payment must be made on or before the due dates to avoid 1.5% interest charges and, in the case of the second installment, an additional 8% penalty. The Treasurer’s office will be open for tax collection each day starting the week prior to the due date, as well as anytime during regular hours in the weeks prior. If you are mailing your payment, please allow enough time. Dropping your payment in the outside mailbox at the Pawlet Post Office the day taxes are due no longer means we will get it that day. Postmarks are allowed, but if the taxes are not received within five days of the due date, a late fee will be assessed. Thank you, Judy Coolidge, Town Treasurer

Meet with Representative Robin Chesnut-Tangerman: Robin will be holding regular “office hours” monthly, every second Saturday during the legislative session, at the Pawlet Library. This is an opportunity to visit, share your concerns, ask questions, or just chat with your State Representative. Please stop by! Meetings are scheduled for Saturday mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Pawlet Library on the following dates: February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.

Mettawee School Monthly Board Meeting, February 6, 6:30 PM, Rupert Library

2019 Play Group, Pawlet Public Library, Fridays, 10 – 11 AM: Free for parents and children, birth through K. Arrive as early as 9:30 AM to network with other families. Educator Joni Lee presents a fresh array of activities each week that focus on play, reading, and socialization. This is a great networking opportunity for parents of young children. Joni is a graduate of Antioch University, and is a Waldorf-trained elementary and early childhood educator. She specializes in nature and place-based education and hands on learning. She lives in West Pawlet with her husband and three little girls as well as various woodland and domesticated creatures!

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, February 10, 7:30 – 11 AM: The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, located at 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main Street), is a handicap-accessible site. All are welcome. Enjoy regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry pancakes, waffles – all served with local maple syrup – and West Pawlet’s world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Beverages are coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Breakfast prices are $10 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-11 years and free to children under the age of 5 years. All profits are dedicated for the department’s equipment and training needs. The fire department is a non-profit. Donations are appreciated and are gratefully received. New members are welcome. The department members extend a sincere thank you to the many patrons of our pancake breakfast events which are held the second Sundays of each month, September through April.

Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Meeting, February 14: Our monthly board meetings are held every second Thursday at 7:00 PM and are open to the public. FromMay through August we meet at the Chriss Monroe Chapel on Cemetery Hill Road in the Pawlet village center; from May through August we meet at the Chriss Monroe Chapel on Cemetery Hill Road in the Pawlet village center. Also visit us online at or see our Facebook page. 

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: It’s winter, and our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Please send donations payable to “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, Attn: Tim Bryant, Treasurer, 337 Milaura Road, Pawlet, VT 05761. To get confidential help locally from the Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund, call Pawlet Town Clerk Deb Hawkins, 325-3309 or Pawlet Community Church Pastor Melissa O’Brien, 325-2345 (cell) or 325-6314 (landline).

Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every other Friday at the Pawlet Community Church, junction of Rtes. 30 & 133 in Pawlet Village. Please note pantry is open only one hour the first Friday of each month and two hours other Fridays. Unable to make it to pantry or do you know of anyone in need? We can help! Call: 802-867-2409. Meals are provided by The Grateful Hearts non-profit food program.

Food Pantry Seeks donations: Monetary donations can be mailed to: The Pawlet Community Church, PO Box 116 Pawlet, 05761. Attention: Tim Bryant. The Pawlet Community Church is deeply grateful for your support.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse offers monthly community health clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice sponsors a wide range of clinics for area residents and businesses, including health education, screening, testing, and adult immunizations. For more information visit to learn about their flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.