Office Hours during November and December 2018:

In November the Town Clerk’s Office will be closed:

  • Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving

Regular office hours will resume November 26

In December/January the Town Clerk’s Office will be closed:

  • Thursday, December 6, for a meeting
  • Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 for the Christmas holiday

Regular office hours will resume January 2

General Election- Tuesday, November 6, 2018

What a turnout yesterday! Thank you all for coming out and exercising your right to vote. Following are a few statistics about the day:
63% voter turnout
702 out of 1127 voters
145 early voters (absentee)
9 same day voter registrations
28 early voters used the accessible voting system

Thank you to a phenomenal election team: Sue LaPorte, Blanche Ross, Eric Mach, Gib Mach, Thaddeus Gibson, John Malcolm, Ray Duquette, Sr., Nancy Morlino, Edward Jones, Janine Seitz, Corey Mackey (for assisting me with restocking ballots), Heidi Hawkins (for the yummies she baked for us), and the 702 voters who turned out and made our day!!!! You are what it is all about!!!!

The unofficial election results can be viewed  here: General Election 2018

Pawlet Town Clerk: Deb Hawkins

Assistant Town Clerk: Sue LaPorte

Office hours: Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM; Thursday, 9 AM – 12 PM. Closed Friday.
Location: 122 School St., Pawlet, VT 05761
Mail: PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761
Phone: 802-325-3309 extension 1
Fax: 802-325-6109

All records in the town office are open for public view during business hours.

The Town Clerk’s Office is responsible for:

  • Administering all local and state elections
  • Recording of land records & town proceedings
  • Filing and indexing of all births, deaths & marriages (vital records)
  • Filing and indexing liens, surveys and an assortment of other documents
  • Issuing dog licenses and motor vehicle re-registrations
  • Voter registration
  • Notarizing documents
  • Preservation and restoration of land records and vital records
  • Transfer Station Solid Waste ticket sales
  • Issuing Green Mountain Passports

Town Clerk Tid-Bits, by Deb Hawkins


Deb Hawkins, Pawlet Town Clerk

Four Easy Ways to Get Your Vermont Income Tax Forms from the Vermont Department of Taxes: 

  1. Download fillable PDF forms from the web; free, unlimited downloads!
  2. Order forms online
  3. Order forms by email
  4. Order forms by phone 802-828-2515 or (toll free) 855-297-5600

When you order, provide the following:  your name, mailing address, daytime phone, form name or form number, and quantity of each form.
Note: There is a fee when ordering more than 5 forms or income tax return booklets.

For a faster refund, e-file your taxes!
For information on free e-filing and tax assistance for qualified taxpayers, visit

Auto registration renewals can be done by the Town Clerk for a fee of $3.00, if it is not more than two months past due. You must have a check made payable to Department of Motor Vehicles for the amount of the registration renewal. Cash cannot be accepted for a registration renewal; however, the fee to the town may be by check or cash. Note that if you are currently a registered voter, it is not necessary to fill out the Voter Registration portion of your Vermont Driver’s License Renewal.

Green Mountain Passports are available to qualified applicants for $2.00 each.  Information is available in the Town Clerk’s Office.

Civil Marriage Licenses are $60.00 and once issued are good for 60 days. Applying for a civil marriage license is not an issued license. A license will be prepared by the Town Clerk once the application is submitted. Residents of Vermont must apply in the town that one or the other applicant resides. Out of state applicants may apply to any town in Vermont. Please note that ALL marriages in the State of Vermont are Civil Marriages.

Dog Licenses: Vermont law requires all dogs over 6 months old to be licensed with the town clerk. Owners must present a current rabies certificate to the town clerk by April 1 each year. If the dog has been spayed or neutered, the certificate for that must also be presented to pay a reduced license fee. Before April 1 the fee for spayed/neutered dogs is $10 and $14 for dogs that have not been spayed/neutered. After April 1 the fees increase to $14 and $20, respectively. VSA Title 20 §3621 states “the legislative body of a municipality may at any time issue a warrant to one or more police officers, or constables, or pound keepers, directing them to proceed forthwith to destroy in a humane way or cause to be destroyed in a humane way all dogs or wolf hybrids within the town or city not licensed …”

E-mail notices: Anyone wishing to receive e-mails from this office regarding elections, office closures, deadlines for dog licenses, voter registration, absentee ballot requests and special notices should e-mail Deb Hawkins at; please put “add me to e-mail list” in the subject line.