THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2019 IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY.
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.
FACTS About Our TOwn
Population: 3315 (2010 Census)
Form of Government:
Selectman, Town Council, Board of Finance
State of Connecticut: Town #100
Area: 19.6 square miles
North Canaan Elementary School (Pre-K - 8)
Housatonic Valley Regional High School (9 - 12)
TAX TOWN 100
New stickers available starting March 15, 2018
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.