EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2020 TOWN OFFICE HOURS WILL BE CHANGING! MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12PM-1PM.
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 3:00pm Select Board Policy Workshop at Canaan Town Office
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00pm Select Board Meeting at Canaan Town Office
The Canaan Maine Fire Department is Actively Seeking Volunteers
MSAD 54 would like feedback and suggestions for the new nickname/mascot and related imagery. Both residents and non-residents can stop into the town offices in the district to pick up a survey and mail or fax it in. Or follow this link and submit your suggestions online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRQ5833
Canaan is a quiet suburban town located between Skowhegan and Pittsfield in Somerset County. The town’s makeup is a combination of residential, agricultural and small businesses with a population of around 2,300 and is rapidly growing.
There are two lakes, Sibley and Lake George, for those that enjoy Maine’s waters. We offer our residents the best of both worlds, a gateway to natural beauty and the opportunity to grow a business within a community of support.
This website contains useful information related to town operations, services, fees, meetings, points of interest, and local events. We also have links to the state, county and other relevant websites.
The Town Office will be closed for training at 5:00pm on Wednesday February 26th.
THE LAST DAY TO CHANGE PARTY ENROLLMENT IS FEBRUARY 14TH (because the 15th day lands on a holiday)
To receive the ballot of the party you wish, you must be enrolled in that party by this date.
Unenrolled or those who have just moved to our municipality may change enrollment any time on or before election day, March 3rd.
If you are currently enrolled in Democrat, Republican or Green Independent Party and you want to change party, you must do so by February 14th. You must change 15 days prior to election day.
If you are unsure what you are registered as, you may contact your Registrar of Voters, Denise Stetkis at 474-8682.
Absentee ballot APPLICATIONS are available now until Wednesday, March 11th
Special Circumstance Absentee ballots available, to those who qualify, March 12th through election day, Monday, March 16th
IF YOU ARE “KNOWN TO THE CLERK” THAT YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF CANAAN PROOF IS NOT NECESSARY
The following is a list of items you may use as proof of residency that shows your physical address in Canaan:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN MAINE
Information you will need prior to scheduling your Marriage License appointment (plan 1/2 hr):
Valid picture ID – Maine Driver’s License/ID card or Passport
Court Certified Divorce Decree of most recent divorce for each applicant (must have raised seal of originating court)
Proof of Canaan residency (if not on driver’s license)
Both must be present to sign in presence of the Town Clerk
Must be at least 18 years of age (if underage, see 5. Below)
The Town of Canaan now offers Rapid Renewal for vehicle and trailer registrations! Click on the link below and follow the prompts to complete your registration renewal and then you will receive your new stickers in the mail.
The Town of Canaan now offers online requests for Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates. If you are in need of one of these records and are unable to come into the office, click here and select Canaan in the Issuing Municipality drop-down menu. We will receive a notification of your request, and will process accordingly. If you have any questions, contact us at the town office.
TO AVOID A $25 LATE FEE per dog, you must register by January 31st!!