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Phone: 207.474.8976
Fax: 207.612.2037

New to Canaan Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the Town Office Hours?  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am to 4pm - Wednesday's 11am to 7pm
  • Where is the transfer Station or Dump? The Town of Canaan does not have a transfer station or dump. You must contact a local vendor to pick up your household trash like  Gregory's Disposal 465-9417 Bolsters Rubbish Removal 487-5048 or Pine Tree waste 848-7551. We have two trash weekends, spring and fall, each year. Please visit the Recycling category on this website for more information.
  • Does Canaan require building permits?  No, the Town of Canan is under the population that requires building permits, however interior plumbing permits and septic designs & septics are required. For information stop by the town office for a  New to Canaan timeline packet!.
  • Where do I register my vehicle(s)? You must register your vehicles in the town where you live. You must bring your yellow registration from previous town to the town office..
  • New Maine Resident how long do I have to change over my license & registration? Maine Law requires you transfer your out of state license and vehicle registration to Maine within 30 days of establishing residency. For more information contact Canaan's Excise Tax Collector, Denise Stetkis. See Contact Us category on this website.
  • What is the post office hours and telephone number?  The full service hours are 7:30am - 11:30am, 12:30pm - 4pm.  The telephone # is 474-3349.
  • Where do I get a birth certificate?  The town where your mother lived at the time of your birth or the town of the hospital where you were born.  See Town Services category on this website for more information.
  • How do I sign my children up for Lake George Day camp?  The town office does NOT have camp applications here.  You must contact Lake George at 474-1292 or you can contact them on Facebook.
  • Where can I register to vote?  At the Canaan Town Office stop in and complete a voter registration application.  Please see Elections & Voting for details on what you will need to bring with you!