THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY MAY 27TH TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY      THE NORTH CANAAN PARADE IS ON MONDAY MAY 27TH AND WILL LEAVE THE TOWN HALL PARKING LOT AT 10:30 AM., PROCEEDING TO WEST MAIN STREET THEN UP MAIN STREET TO THE DOUGHBOY.

THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY MAY 27TH TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY

THE NORTH CANAAN PARADE IS ON MONDAY MAY 27TH AND WILL LEAVE THE TOWN HALL PARKING LOT AT 10:30 AM., PROCEEDING TO WEST MAIN STREET THEN UP MAIN STREET TO THE DOUGHBOY.

The 2019 Transfer Station stickers will be sold starting Friday March 19, 2019.

**STARTING MAY 15TH A LATE CHARGE OF $30.00 WILL BE ADDED TO STICKER FEE

Please see attached Regulation and Fee’s on Home Page

Burning: You must first obtain a burn permit in the Building Office and get the verbal approval from the Burning Official. 860-824-7313 x 191

(permits are good for 30 days)

Welcome to North Canaan

Town of North Canaan

North Canaan is located at the junctions of Route 44 and Route 7 in the northwest corner of Connecticut. The town was incorporated in 1858 when it separated from the Town of Canaan (Falls Village). The town is governed by a Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and traditional New England style Town Meeting.

The town center of North Canaan is locally known as Canaan. Canaan was built around where the former Central New England Railroad east-west tracks connecting Hartford, Connecticut and Poughkeepsie, NY cross the active Housatonic Railroad north-south tracks connecting Danbury, Connecticut and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Canaan Union Depot, completed in 1872, was build adjacent to this railroad intersection. The Canaan Union Depot is the largest Victorian railroad station in the United States. It has been restored after a fire in 2001 and is now open to the public.

The eastern portion of North Canaan is locally known as East Canaan. East Canaan is historically known for its iron industry and is today known for its dairy farm operations, limestone mines and bucolic character. The Beckley Furnace, built in 1847, is one of the few remaining iron blast furnaces that once operated in the tri-state area of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. The Beckley Furnace was restored in the late-1990s and is now open to the public as the State of Connecticut’s only Industrial Monument.

Come visit our new “Little Free Library” started on May 16, 2019 by Barbara Leigh Johnson. Bring a book, take a book. Town Hall, 100 Pease street.

Come visit our new “Little Free Library” started on May 16, 2019 by Barbara Leigh Johnson. Bring a book, take a book. Town Hall, 100 Pease street.


FACTS About Our TOwn

  • Incorporated: 1858

  • Population: 3315 (2010 Census)

  • Form of Government:
    Selectman, Town Council, Board of Finance

  • County: Litchfield

  • State of Connecticut: Town #100

  • Elevation: 700’

  • Area: 19.6 square miles

  • Schools:
    North Canaan Elementary School (Pre-K - 8)
    Housatonic Valley Regional High School (9 - 12) 


TAX TOWN 100

New stickers available starting March 19, 2019

All transfer station stickers are only available at the transfer station on days they are open by check or credit card only. No cash. All commercial haulers are to get their sticker at the selectmen's office.

Quick Access Links


Look up / pay taxes

For immediate release: You must pay with cash or money order only. Online payments take 3-5 business days for release.

Online Voter Registration

Town Brush Pickup

Call the Town Garage @ 860-824-7313 ext. 117 to be put on the list.

Single Stream Recycling Now at the North Canaan Transfer Station

Recycling saves tax dollars. Please separate your garbage from your recycling!


Rural Independent Transportation Service

What is it? Who is it for? Where can I go? How do I use it?
Download the info packet.


Regional Transportation Plan: Public Forums

The Northwest Hills Council of Governments is developing a Regional Transportation Plan to guide future transportation decisions for our region.
Download the info packet.