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Phone: 207.474.8976
Fax: 207.612.2037


You can obtain a copy of any of the following ordinances by contacting members of the Canaan Planning Board or the Town Office.

Keep the following in mind when reviewing or taking action related to a given town ordinance.

  • Not all ordinances and application on this site may not be current, or up-to-date. If verification is needed see the Town Clerk.
  • The listed ordinances are not certified by the Town Clerk. For a certified copy see the Town Clerk.
  • Fees are to be paid at the Town Office.
  • Applications are to be submited at the Town Office.

These ordinances require permits.

Title Application On-line  Other
Land Use Guide    
Shoreland Zoning Yes  
Repealed Sections of Shoreland Ordinance by the State 05/10/2012    
Subdivision Yes  
Mobile Homes Parks    
Flood Plain Management Yes  
Wireless Telecommunication Facility Siting Yes

Waiver form

Application Checkoff

Commercial Wind Energy Facility None  
Residential Wind Energy Facility None  
Regulating Storage and Land Application of  Sludge, Septage, and Other Residuals None  
License Requirements None  


These ordinances require  no permits.

Title Application On-line  Other
Adult Entertainment Establishment None  
Dog Regulations None  
Parking Regulations None  
Road Naming and Numbering None  
Fire and Rescue Department None  
Solid Waste Reduction None  
Establishment of the Planning Board None  
Planning Board By-Laws None  
Marijuana Ordinance None  
Sex Offender Ordinance None  


 Click here to access a copy of the town's Comprehensive Plan.