Town of Canaan, NY

Public Information




Quick Links

Canaan Protective Fire Company Emergency Preparedness Event 4-26-2024: Click link Below for More Information.

4.26.2024 Canaan Protective Fire Company_Columbia

To VIEW or PAY Canaan tax bills and payment status online, please click HERE

Town of Canaan and Town of Canaan Highway Department Facebook Links:

Town Link

Highway Link

News Release 2024- Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 5 Year Update

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Plan

CARP Survey2 FLYER final

Town of Canaan Highway Specs. 2024 Final

Canaan Highway Specs Final 2024

Town Newsletters

To Sign up for Town Newsletters, please click the link below and email the deputy clerk, your name and email address.

Town Newsletters

Your Town Your News-Spring Is Here 3-29-2024

Your Town Your News-Voting Info & Tax Assessment Caution 03-15-2024

Your Town Your News- A Notice from Your Assessor 3-08-2024

Your Town Your News-December 2023

The Town of Canaan Your Town Your News-Vote

Your Town Your News Autumn 2023

Your Town Your News- Local Events Coming Soon

Your Town Your News-Welcome to Summer 2023

Your Town Your News- March 2023

Your Town Your News February 2023.


Town Board Meeting Link Good Thru November 11, 2024.

If trouble with link or audio, please call 518-764-2024


2023 Organizational Resolutions

Resolution against hate

Assessment Roll

Town of Canaan Assessment Rolls and Parcel Inventory

To VIEW or PAY Canaan tax bills and payment status online, please click HERE


HEAP flyer

Canaan Fire Company 

Canaan Fire Company Procedures for Meeting Video Conferencing (2)

Proposed 2024 FINAL budget submitted to Town

Canaan Fire Company Fund Balances for 2024 Budget (1)


Financial Documents

2024 Budget- Final

2024 Tentative Budget

Fiscal Year End 2022 Budget as of 12/31/2022

2023 budget final approved public copy

2023 Preliminary Budget

2022 final budget

Canaan 2021 AUD as filed

Town Policies

Public Employer Health Emergency Plan

Upcoming Meetings

Living in Canaan

Canaan has a population of less than 1,800 in an area of 36.7 square miles on New York’s border with Massachusetts in northern Columbia County, New York.

The town of Canaan includes parts of East Chatham, the rest of which is in the town of Chatham.

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Canaan has a special program for people over 60 years of age. Seniors meet at the Town Hall every Wednesday from 11am-1pm with lunch provided by Meals on Wheels. The meeting provides many special programs and an opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

For more information call Stephanie Guelpa  518-781-0028.

Home Delivered Meals

Listing of organizations in the Canaan area, including churches, historical societies, recreation and more.

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The Town of Canaan offers various services and to its residents. We are served by both the Chatham Central School District and the New Lebanon Central School District, and have a fair number of local businesses around the town.

If you need more information about town services or volunteer opportunities, ask the Town Clerk!

Helpful Information

Senior Lunches – Wednesday 60 Plus Program

Location: Town Hall Hours/days: Wednesday, 11:00 AM-1:00PM Contact: Volunteer opportunities: If you are interested in helping at these weekly lunches, please contact the Town...

EZ Pass

EZ Passes for passenger vehicles only can now be purchased at Town Hall during office hours for...

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