Directory/Office Hours

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    These are the standard Holiday Observances.

    New Year’s Day
    Civil Rights Day
    President’s Day
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    Juneteenth (June 19th)

    Columbus Day
    Veteran’s Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Day after Thanksgiving
    Last work day before Christmas
    Christmas Day

For all emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

Town DepartmentContactHoursContact them about:
Assessing Department523-4501 x 1030Mon-Fri: 8:30-4Tax Assessment/Evaluation, Tax Cards, Tax Appeals/Exemptions/Abatements/Deferrals/Credits, Property Transfers, Water Bills/Turn On or Shut Off, Timber & Logging, Excavations, 911 addresses. Questions for the Planning Board and the Historic District can also be found on their respective pages.
Administrator/Select Board 523-4501 x 1100Mon-Fri: 8-4 Laws, Town Operations, Cemeteries and/or Burials, Reservations of Town Meeting Spaces, Beach Information
Building Inspector (603)-273-6789Leave a message on the answering machine and your call will be returned.Building, Remodeling, Property Improvements
Canaan Ambulance523-8808
Leave a message on the answering machine and your call will be returned.Non-emergency services, Tours, Volunteer Information
Fire Department523-4850
Leave a message on the answering machine and your call will be returned. Non-emergency services, Tours, Volunteer Information
Highway Department523-4344Winter- Mon-Fri: 7-3:30
Summer- Mon-Thurs: 6-4:30
Driveway Permits, Road Maintenance Questions, Overweight Waivers, Free Fill
Human Services523-4501 x
 Mon/Thurs/Fri: 9-11 am & Tues/Wed: by appointmentEmergency help for Essential Food, Shelter, or Utilities
Library523-9650Mon: 1-8 pm
Tues: 1-8 pm
Wed: 1-8 pm
Thurs: 1-5 pm
Fri 9-12 pm
Sat 9-1 pm
Books & Media, Research, Public Computers, Children’s Programs, Humanities & Educational Programs
Mechanic523-4501 x 502By AppointmentTown Equipment
Police Department523-7400Lobby Open Mon-Fri
Non-emergency services, Pistol Permits, Bicycle Registration, Non-trespass orders, Safety Questions
Recreation Coordinator523-4501 x 111By AppointmentRecreation Programs, Volunteering
Town Clerk/Tax Collector/Voting & Elections Information 523-4501 x 102 Mon-Wed-Fri: 9-12 & 1-4
Tues-Thurs-Sat: 9-12 Wed: 6-8 
Car/Boat/Dog Registrations, Town Records, Vital Records, Marriage Licenses, Voter & Election Information
Town Finance Office523-4501 x 1070Mon-Thurs: 8-3 Checking & Payment Issues
Transfer Station523-7952Sun & Mon: Center Closed
Tues & Thurs: 2pm-5:45pm
Wed & Fri: 7am-10:45am
Sat: 8am-1:45pm
Closed on:
Federal Holiday’s
Dump Stickers may be obtained at the Town Office during regular office hours. You must present proof of residence and vehicle registration.  Call the Transfer Station to confirm Hours of Operation; General questions about rules or items allowed can also be directed to the Town Administrator 523-4501 x 105.
Water & Sewer DepartmentW&S Operator: 304-9380Tours available upon request.Emergency Issues with water or sewer. For water shut-offs, water turn-ons, and meter readings please call Assessing Clerk at 523-4501- x 103
Website/Newsletter Manager
523-4501 x 108By AppointmentQuestions about Events, Businesses, or How to list these things in the directories, calendars, and/or newsletter.