Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331






The National Weather Service has issued Excessive Heat Warnings for Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties for the next three days.  Heat Advisories are in effect for the rest of the state today and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for the entire state for Saturday afternoon.  Very hot and humid conditions are expected for the entire state, even near the coast, this weekend. 



This heat wave will be accompanied by a very moist air mass which is expected to push the heat index to 100 F this afternoon, 110 F on Saturday afternoon and between 105 - 110 F on Sunday afternoon.   The attached graph shows the forecast high temperatures and heat index temperatures for this weekend.  Also shown on the graph is the full sun temperature which can be as much as 15 degrees hotter than the temperature in the shade. 



Light southwest winds may not provide much relief even near the coast.  Coastal cities such as Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven and New London are expected to experience heat index temperatures nearly as hot as the inland cities of Waterbury, New Britain and Hartford.



Persons working or conducting other activities outside this weekend should use extreme caution in these conditions, including first responders.  The very young, elderly and persons with respiratory illness are the most susceptible to heat stroke as well as pets.  


The heat wave is forecast to end on Monday as an approaching cool front and showers are expected to keep temperatures in the 80’s.  


Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Monitor weather conditions for any changes.


Town of Canterbury

Part-time Maintenance Person

The Town of Canterbury is seeking a skilled maintenance worker for the Town Hall building grounds.  Tasks will include:  general repairs, emergency clean-ups, meeting room set up and break down, lawn mowing and weeding, snow shoveling, ordering supplies, maintaining building records, and other general manual labor.  

Qualified candidate must have solid mechanical and general construction knowledge and experience.  Must be reliable with great attention to detail, be able to lift up to 50 pounds, possess manual dexterity and have physical stamina.  

Send Resume to Selectmen's Office, 1 Munipal Drive, Canterbury, CT 06331.  Closing date July 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  EOE

Regional Agent for the Elderly and Vetrep

The services of a Regional Agent for the Elderly and Vetrep are available to Canterbury residents Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

For service, please contact:

Hoween Flexer

Regional Services Director, NECCOG

860-774-1253, ext. 17


Veteran Service Officer - Willow Clauson our Vetrep is available at the Town Hall on Wednesday from 9am - 1pm.  Any questions, comments or concerns please email at or phone 860-457-8609.


The Canterbury Newsletter - is now online and can be found under the "Town Newsletters" tab, along with previous editions.


Town Hall and Public Library Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: Town Hall: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:  Library: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: Town Hall 9:00 to 6:30 pm;  Library 9:00 am to 8:00 pm


Saturday:  Library: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


RAFFLE AND BAZAAR PERMITS - Pursuant to Public Act 17-231, effective January 1. 2018,  the First Selectman's office will be issuing permits for raffles and bazaars being held in the Town of Canterbury.  Detailed information is available at the Selectmans office or from the Department of Consumer Protection,

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

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