Canaan, Maine

Monday, July 29, 2024, 6pm - Select Board Meeting at Canaan Town Office
See full schedule here

Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 6:00pm - Planning Board Meeting at Canaan Town Office

The Canaan Maine Fire Department is Actively Seeking Volunteers

New to Canaan Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the Town Office Hours?  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm & Wednesdays 11am to 7pm

  • Where is the transfer Station or Dump? The Town of Canaan does not have a transfer station or dump. You must contact a local vendor to pick up your household trash such as Gregory's Disposal 465-9417; Bolsters Rubbish Removal 487-5048; or Pine Tree Waste 848-7551. We have two trash weekends, spring and fall, each year. 

  • Does Canaan require building permits?  No, the Town of Canaan is under the population that requires building permits, however interior plumbing permits, septic designs, and septics are required.

  • Where do I register my vehicle(s)? You must register your vehicles in the town where you live. You must bring your yellow registration from previous town to the town office.

  • I'm a new Maine resident, how long do I have to change over my license & registration? Maine Law requires you to transfer your out of state license and vehicle registration to Maine within 30 days of establishing residency. For more information, contact Canaan's Excise Tax Collector, Denise Stetkis at the Town Office 474-8682.

  • What is the post office hours and telephone number?  The full service hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am - 11:30am, 12:30pm - 4pm and Saturday 8:45am - 10:45pm.  The telephone # is 474-3349.

  • Where do I get a birth certificate?  The town where your mother lived at the time of your birth or the town of the hospital where you were born.  

  • How do I sign my children up for Lake George Day camp?  The town office does NOT have camp applications here.  You must contact Lake George at 474-1292 or you can contact them on Facebook.

  • Where can I register to vote?  At the Canaan Town Office. Stop in and complete a voter registration application.  Please see Elections & Voting for details on what you will need to bring with you!
  • What do I need to file with the town if I am operating a business?  Whenever any person intends to engage in such business as sole proprietor or general partnership, they are required by State law to file with the municipal clerk a certificate.  These certificates are not required if your business is incorporated or are an LLC.  There is a one time filing fee of $10.  Sole_Proprietor_Form.doc

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


(207) 474-8682 or (207) 474-8976

(207) 431-1922 please use only for emergency purposes