Town of Canaan, NY

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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

Town Policies

Public Employer Health Emergency Plan

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

Purple Heart Ceremony at Flatbrook Cemetery
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am
Town Board Meeting. Please note that seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm
Court 6PM. No Walk-ins allowed. Must have an appointment to enter the courtroom. 518-781-3749
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm
Planning Board Meeting 7PM @ Canaan Town Hall
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm
Climate Smart Meeting 5:30 PM at Town Hall
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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.

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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

2021 Transfer Station Permit Stickers

2021 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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