THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 3 IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:00pm - Select Board Meeting at Canaan Town Office
The Canaan Maine Fire Department is Actively Seeking Volunteers
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.
Boat registrations are subject to excise tax. The amount of the tax is based on the length of the boat, the age of the boat, and the horsepower of the motor. The registration fee is based on the horsepower of the motor. An agent fee of $1.00 is also collected. Boat excise tax must be paid in the owner's town of residence regardless of where the boat is docked. Boat registrations expire December 31 each year. Dories & Canoes 20’ and under without a motor are excise exempt – but still must be registered with State of Maine Boat sticker/milfoil.
On May 26, 2020 the Governor signed Executive Order 53-A, which means if a person can register normally through their municipality or Bureau of Motor Vehicle Office they must do so immediately.
TO AVOID A $25 LATE FEE per dog, you must register by January 31st!!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN MAINE
Due to COVID-19, the procedure for obtaining a marriage license will be done through email corresponding with the Town Clerk at . >
Information you will need prior to scheduling your Marriage License appointment (plan 1/2 hr):
Valid picture ID – Maine Driver’s License/ID card or Passport
Court Certified Divorce Decree of most recent divorce for each applicant (must have raised seal of originating court)
Proof of Canaan residency (if not on driver’s license)
Both must be present to sign in presence of the Town Clerk
Must be at least 18 years of age (if underage, see 5. Below)
Click here for a list of local site evaluators.