The 2020 Annual Town Report will be available for distribution by February 19, 2021. If you are unable to pick the report up in person, call or write the Town Clerk and a report will be mailed to you or you can read the Town Report on our Town website at http://www.canaan-vt.org.
LAND RECORD RESEARCH – Title researchers will be allowed access to the vault by appointment only, following safety protocols put into place for the office. Anyone having symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. fever, cough, difficulty breathing) or has been exposed to someone exhibiting symptoms should not request an appointment.
Must handwash or hand sanitize before entering and leaving office.
Must wear non-medical masks over nose and mouth.
Must observe strict social distancing of 6 feet.
No more than 2 people in the office at once.
Vermont Department of Taxes Issues 2020 Tax Season Guidance in Response to COVID-19 Emergency
The Vermont Department of Taxes continues to carefully monitor the evolving situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Department is working closely with the office of Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont legislature, following changes at the federal level, and adhering to guidance from the Vermont Department Health. Please see the Department’s information on relief for Vermont taxpayers at tax.vermont.gov/coronavirus. You should check this link periodically as the guidance may change. You may also follow the Vermont Department of Taxes on Facebook and Twitter.
In an effort to protect the public and Town staff from transmission of COVID-19, as of WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 the Town Clerk’s Office is CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC TRAFFIC. Our office hours will remain the same. We will continue to provide essential services via phone and email and will be happy to assist you with Town issues
w DOG LICENSES – leave your payments and paperwork in the drop box to the left of the door. Or send in the mail. We will return the license and tag by mail. RABIES CLINIC HAS BEEN POSTPONED. LATE FEES WILL BE WAIVED UNTIL MAY 1, 2020.
w TRASH BAGS – BAGS CAN BE PURCHASED AT LAPERLE’S OR QUECHEE FARMS OR PLEASE RING BUZZER AT THE RIGHT OF THE DOOR FOR ASSISTANCE.
w TAX BILLS – if you need a copy of your tax bill, please call or email. We can email to your tax preparer, mail or email to you.
w PAY UTILITY BILLS, PROPERTY TAXES ETC– leave your payments and paperwork in the drop box to the left of the door. Or send in the mail. We will mail return receipt of payment by mail.
w LAND RECORD RESEARCH – Title researchers will be allowed access to the vault by appointment only, following safety protocols put into place for the office. Anyone having symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. fever, cough, difficulty breathing) or has been exposed to someone exhibiting symptoms should not request an appointment.
At this time however, the Transfer Station will remain open but is subject to change.
In addition, all public meetings are temporarily being held remotely.
We are sorry for this inconvenience. Hopefully, by adopting these prudent measures, we will avoid a massive burden on our rural health care system.
Jane Stevens receives Boston Cane from Canaan Selectboard (l to r) Greg Noyes, Haven Haynes, Jr. Frank Sawicki Jr.
The Town of Canaan is a picturesque community located on the Connecticut River in Northeastern Vermont. It is bordered by New Hampshire and Quebec and many consider it to be the "real" Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Canaan is a great place to live, work and visit. Its current population of 972 is primarily employed in the tourist and logging industries. During its 225 year history, Canaan has provided its inhabitants with superb water and sewer service, roads, schools, libraries and recreational and cultural activities.
People in Canaan take pride in their independent nature and "can do" attitude. The myriad of activities (moose festival, softball tournaments, sugar on snow social, fall festival, art in the park exhibit, historical society, parades, variety shows, dances, American Legion functions, church suppers, etc.) conducted by members of the community demonstrate that given a task they will successfully carry it out with a high degree of confidence and professionalism.