Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

**HOMEPAGE NEWS & UPDATES**

TOWN HALL OFFICES - HOURS OF OPERATION
(Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Land Use, Assessor, Selectman's Office)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 9am - 5pm

Thursday 9am - 6:30pm

Friday - CLOSED

 

Information Office

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 9am - 4pm

Thursday 9am - 5:30pm

Friday - CLOSED

 

Municipal Agent

Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 2pm

Friday - CLOSED

 

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ATTENTION CANTERBURY VOTERS

Information for the November 3, 2020 Election

Due to COVID-19, all voters MAY vote by absentee ballot for the November 3 election.  The polls will be open as normal (6 AM TO 8 PM) with appropriate safety procedures in place to keeps all voters and workers safe.

 The Secretary of the State of Connecticut will be sending absentee ballot APPLICATIONS to all voters in mid-September. If you wish to vote by absentee ballot, you must return your APPLICATION to the Canterbury Town Clerk after you receive it, as soon as possible.  The address will be on the application. 

BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, BUT CANNOT BE ISSUED UNTIL OCTOBER 2, PER STATE STATUTE. 

ALL ELECTION MAIL WILL BE HANDLED BY THE CANTERBURY POST OFFICE AND WILL NOT BE SENT TO HARTFORD FOR SORTING.

ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TOWN HALL BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, IN ORDER TO COUNT IN THIS ELECTION.

THERE IS A BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATED TO THE LEFT OF THE FRONT DOOR AT THE TOWN HALL.  ALL APPLICATIONS AND BALLOTS CAN BE RETURNED TO THAT DROP BOX.  THIS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE OPTION TO ENSURE THAT YOUR BALLOT IS COUNTED.

************************************************************************************** TAX PAYMENT INFORMATION

Real estate and motor vehicle tax bills have been sent out. For your convenience and safety, there are various ways to pay your taxes.

*Send your payment(s) by US mail to Canterbury Tax Collector, P.O. Box 27, Canterbury, CT 06331. Make checks payable to Town of Canterbury and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to have a receipt sent back to you.

*Put your payment(s) in the drop box located at the front of the Town Hall building. It is checked twice daily. Make checks payable to Town of Canterbury and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to have a receipt sent back to you.

*Pay online. Click “View or Pay Your Tax Bill” on the home page of theTown of Canterbury website.

 https://www.mytaxbill.org/inet/bill/home.do?town=canterbury

Starting Monday, July 13th, the Tax Collector’s office will be open to receive tax payments. There will be one-way traffic allowed in the building, entering through the front main entrance and exiting out the side door. Keeping at least 6 feet distance and wearing a mask is required.

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** Farmer’s Market Coupon Program 2020 Update **

Criteria?? For 2020 the income guidelines are:

One person household annual income….$23,606

Two person household annual income….$31,894

A maximum household income of not more than 185% of the annual poverty guidelines. You must be 60 years of age or older OR disabled under the age of 60 living in housing facilities occupied primarily by older individuals where congregate nutrition services are provided. Only (1) ONE booklet per person per year.

Proxy Forms? Forms will be available at the Canterbury Town Hall. Contact Karen for more information 860-546-9845

Other Notes??  ....

*Surveys will be waived for 2020 distribution process.

*Purchasing with checks is limited to fruits, vegetables, fresh cut herbs and honey at the Farmer’s Markets.

*Any checks leftover from 2019 MUST be destroyed. They cannotbe used at this year’s market locations.

Other Questions Call Karen at 860-546-9845

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The Canterbury Transfer Station has resumed their normal hours of operation: Tuesday & Thursday 8am - 1:45pm and Saturday 8am - 2:45pm. Beginning Thursday, May 28th, the transfer station will be accepting bulky waste.  New transfer station stickers are now available for purchase at the Town Hall. To obtain a new sticker, you must show a valid Canterbury vehicle registration and fill out a Residential Permit Application (available on line). The cost is $20.00 (cash or check) and the new stickers expire on April 30, 2022. The blue stickers will be honored through August 31, 2020. Effective September 1, 2020 you must have a new sticker to utilize the transfer stattion.

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Use this link to view Town of Canterbury Board and Committee meetings on the Canterbury Connecticut YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxSiJlZHaALMsUetUyfQ9Sg?view_as=subscriber

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Selectmen are on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM.

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Renter's Rebate Applications will begin on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Welcome to Canterbury!

Canterbury in Summer

Nestled in Northeast Connecticut's beautiful "Quiet Corner", 314 year old Canterbury comprises a rich mix of historical tradition, a wide variety of tradespeople and small businesses, unique ecological features and beautiful vistas within its 40.3 square miles. A current population of 5088 is housed along 68 miles of Town Roads and 20 miles of State Roads.

Elementary and Middle Schools are located within the Town. High school students have a choice of Board of Education approved high schools which provide a broad spectrum of educational opportunities. A wide range of extremely active and involved civic groups and services provide many recreational and educational activities throughout the town. We encourage you to visit the many links provided throughout the web site.

The Town staff is ready to serve your needs. Please contact us with any questions or comments you have via the web site, or visit us in the Municipal complex located in Canterbury Plains at 1 Municipal Drive.

To view a variety of videos about our beautiful Town, please click on http://www.youtube.com/canterbury06331

Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday: CLOSED