Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 6:00pm - Select Board Meeting at Canaan Town Office.
The Canaan Maine Fire Department is Actively Seeking Volunteers
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.
Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th beginning at 9am. Location to be determined. Please watch for updates.
Registered voters will check in with the clerk at the door, receive a resident voting card. If you wish to register to voter, the clerk will have voter registration cards. Be prepared to show proof of residency and if you are a new voter, proof of identification.
Municipal Election is scheduled for Monday, March 15th Polls open 8:00am to 7:00pm. Location to be determined.
Absentee ballot APPLICATIONS are available now until Wednesday, March 10th
Special Circumstance Absentee ballots available, to those who qualify, March 11th through election day, Monday, March 15th
Absentee Ballots will be available by February 12, 2021.
NOMINATION PAPERS AVAILABLE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 2020 for the following positions:
(3) Select Board for 1 year term; (1) Road Commissioner for 1 year term; (5) Planning Board Member for term of 2 years.
Deadline to submit to Town Clerk is January 14th, 2021 by 4pm.
Residents of the Town of Canaan may register their vehicle or trailer at the Town Office during regular business hours of 8am - 12pm; 1pm - 4:00pm. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday or Wednesdays 11:00am - 7:00pm OR Online Re-Registrations at: https://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
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.
If you are doing historical research please submit this application either by email, mail or fax
TO AVOID A $25 LATE FEE per dog, you must register by January 31st!!