Canaan, Maine

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6:00pm - Select Board Meeting at Canaan Town Office
See full schedule here

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 6:00pm - Planning Board Meeting at Canaan Town Office

The Canaan Maine Fire Department is Actively Seeking Volunteers

TAX REVALUATION INFORMATION

There is going to be a town wide review and revaluation of the land and building values used for tax assessment purposes. Those new values will be effective for the tax billing in August of 2024.  The last revaluation was in 2006 and the town is in need of a comprehensive review.

For the tax year 2023, Maine Revenue Services certified Canaan at a ratio of 67% meaning that most properties, on average, are selling for significantly more than the assessed value.  Maine Revenue requires towns to be above a 70% ratio. The goal of the revaluation is to update assessed values to 100% and to assure that we have accurate information on all property record cards.

Revaluations can bring up a lot of concerns and questions, so below you can find some answers to questions you may have.

Common Questions Regarding Valuation Change

Revaluation Questions and Answers

PROPERTY TAX STABILIZATION PROGRAM

The Property Tax Stabilization program is going away after this year, 2023, so we will not be accepting any more applications.
The State is expanding two existing programs for low-income seniors:
1. The Property Tax Fairness Credit, which currently allows eligible Mainers to take a $1,500 credit, has increased to $2,000; it also loosens limits on the program in a way that allows the benefits to remain constant for a Mainer whose spouse passes away.
2. The State Property Tax Deferral Program, a lifeline loan program that covers the annual property tax bills of Maine seniors age 65 and older who cannot afford to pay them on their own, has been expanded. It doubles the income limit on that program to $80,000 and also raises asset limits. Taxes must be paid back when the home is sold or becomes part of an estate.

Property Taxes & Maps


Click on map number below to open map. If you need to know who owns a certain property, you can look it up in the Commitment Book or call the Town Office and ask. 
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Town Office Hours

Mon 8am-12pm; 1pm-4pm

Tue 8am-12pm; 1pm-4pm

Wed 11am-7pm

Thu 8am-12pm; 1pm-4pm

Fri 8am-12pm; 1pm-4pm

Holiday Closings

Important Phone Numbers

Town Office
(207) 474-8976
(207) 612-2037 (fax)

 

Town Clerk
(207) 474-8682

 

Real Estate Tax Collector

(207) 474-8976

 

Code Enforcement Officer

(207) 858-5370

 

Animal Control Officer

(207) 399-8135

 

Public Library
(207) 474-2149

 

Post Office
(207) 474-3349

 

Road Commissioner

Mike Robinson Jr

(207) 399-9809

 

Town Garage

(207) 474-6174

 

General Welfare

Assistance

(207) 431-1805 please use only if outside of town office hours