Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 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.
The Town Office will have altered hours until May 8th:
Monday-Tuesday: 8am-12pm for telephone calls only.
Wednesday,Thursday & Friday: CLOSED
The Legislature and the Governor passed emergency legislation that extended expired motor vehicle and recreational vehicles another 30 days after the State of Emergency has been declared over.
For General Assistance, which is emergency financial assistance only and not for other Town related questions, call 431-1805, or you may call the Town Office and leave a voicemail with your name and phone number.To pay property taxes, you can mail or slide under the town office door, a check or money order and a receipt will be mailed to you. You may also pay online.
The Canaan Public Library is closed until further notice.
We will continue to update you on the Facebook page and the website. If you have any questions after hours, you can call and leave a voicemail at the office, or send a private message to the Facebook page.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, if you need a marriage, death or birth certificate, please place your order online or you may contact the Town Clerk via email at and I will work with you in obtaining your record.>
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.
DOG REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS ARE EXTENDED 30 DAYS FOLLOWING THE END OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY.
TO AVOID A $25 LATE FEE per dog, you must register by January 31st!!