Cemeteries in Canaan are overseen by the Selectboard.

Cemetery Custodian:
Town Administrator at 603-523-4501×1050

Notices & Regulations

All flowers, containers and decorations must be removed from all Canaan Cemeteries by the last Sunday of September each year. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Dec 1 (or first snow fall)- May 1: Cemeteries are open to pedestrian traffic only. Burials are not permitted during this time.
Until the first snow fall, not all gates will be unlocked but every cemetery will have a gate open. After the first storm, the gates will be closed.

Cemetery Lots belong to the person or persons who bought the lot. If those people are deceased, the lot belongs to their estate. The executor or a majority of the closest surviving heirs can then allocate space in the lot.

A better solution is to have the persons who own the lot file a letter with the town clerk listing all the people that are eligible (or not eligible) to use the lot. If the original owner is deceased, the person filing the letter should be the executor of the estate or the majority of the closest living heirs.

Canaan Cemetery Annual Report 2021

There were 10 burials in Canaan Cemeteries during 2022.

Respectfully submitted,
Canaan Board of Selectmen