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 Canaan Railroad Station is where the east-west tracks connecting Hartford, Connecticut and Poughkeepsie, NY (and beyond to Campbell Hall, NY where connections were made to the west with other railroads) cross the north-south tracks connecting Danbury, Connecticut and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The station, completed in 1872 is the oldest railroad station in continuous service in the United States.
The Town of North Canaan will be completing a Revaluation of all properties for the 2017 Grand List. Representatives from Appraisal Resource Group, Inc. are in the process of following up on building permits and verifying recent sales. Once all information is gathered and values are in place, notices of new assessments will be sent. Property owners with concerns will then have the opportunity to request an informal hearing with the Revaluation Company. If you have any questions, please contact the Assessor’s office.