Town of Canaan, NY

Public Information

  • Annual Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair

    The Town of Canaan Climate Smart Task Force is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair, Saturday March 6 from ...

  • Town Of Canaan Job Postings

    Please take notice that the Town of Canaan is seeking applicants to serve on the Town Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate and the ...


    To our Town Officials, Friends and Neighbors, You are cordially invited to preview Canaan’s newest Heritage Site on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from ...

  • Public Notice Town of Canaan

    Notice is Hereby given, that a Public Hearing on the preliminary budget of 2021 will be held by the Town Board of the ...

  • Hello from the Supervisor

    Hello Everyone,
    Labor Day is on the horizon and COVID is still with us. Not in the sense of numbers of cases, the numbers ...

  • Town Update 4-24-2020

    Hi All,

    Attached is the most recent report from the Columbia County Board of Supervisors. In addition to the usual ...

  • Town Update 4-15-2020


    It’s been a fast and furious
    couple of weeks as we pivot our offices to working remotely and practicing


    Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell
    today urged people who migrate from New York City — where cases of COVID-19
    are ...

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    The Columbia County KISS Program is once again available to seniors in every town in Columbia County. The KISS Program founded by Columbia ...




Quick Links

Town of Canaan Assessment Roll

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

Financial Documents

2021 Budget

Annual Financial Report 2019

Message from the Town Board

May 2019
Fellow Canaan Residents:

It’s time for the annual Town Board update once again.

2019 Town Letter

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board Meeting Via Zoom. Meeting ID: 612 376 7506 Passcode: 545277 Call in #: 1 929 205 6099 @ Canaan Town Hall
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm
Court 6PM. No Walk-ins allowed. Must have an appointment to enter the courtroom. 518-781-3749
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm
Planning Board Meeting 7pm
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Court 6PM. No walk-ins allowed. Must have an appointment to enter the courtroom.518-781-3749
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm
Climate Smart Meeting Via Zoom
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Click here for more information and links.

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

Transfer Station Permit Stickers

2019-2020 Transfer Station Permit Stickers for Canaan Residents Only are now available at Town Hall during office hours …

Senior Lunches – Wednesday 60 Plus Program

Location: Town Hall Hours/days: Wednesday, 11:00 AM-2:00PM 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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