Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Town Departments

  • Selectmen's Office

    Selectmen's Office

    The Selectmen's office administrates the day-day-day operation of the Town, including management of the General Government budget, and issues permits for the use of the Municipal Community Room and Temporary Pistol permits.

  • Town Clerk's Office

    Town Clerk's Office

    NOTE: We are now open to the public under strict Covid guidelines. Please enter the building by the front entrance and follow instructions as posted. TITLE SEARCHERS/VAULT CUSTOMERS: We ask that you call ahead to make sure there is room in the vault, as no more than 2 are allowed at one time. Masks and gloves (provided) are required. MARRIAGE LICENSES: You must now call for an appointment 860-546-9377. Please see the FAQ document. NOTICE: Land Records are now available online. See link ...... or go to "" TRANSFER STATION STICKERS - are now issued by the Town Hall Admin. in the FRONT OFFICE. (860-546-8135) DOG LICENSING - is done in June of each year. Fees: spayed or neutered $8.00. Not spayed/neutered $19.00. The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining land records, vital records (birth, death, and marriage certificates, issuing sportsmen licenses, and numerous other statute-required duties. If you wish to license a dog, you will need to provide a valid rabies certificate and proof of neuter or spay, if applicable.

  • Tax Collector's Office

    Tax Collector's Office

    NOTE: We are now open to the public under strict Covid guidelines. Please enter the building using the front entrance and follow directions as posted. Please feel free to continue submitting payments in the drop box outside the Town Office; mail your payment; or pay online at Thank you. TAX BILLS for the second installment of real estate taxes, personal property taxes, and supplemental motor vehicle bills are due by APRIL 1, 2021. This office accepts CASH, CHECKS, and MONEY ORDERS ONLY. We are not able to accept debit or credit in the office. Please make checks payable to "Town of Canterbury." TAX REPORTS: If you need tax information for IRS purposes you may view the information on-line. (See button on home page "Pay or View Your Taxes") Statements are available in the office for a fee. NOTE: Canterbury does not have sewer use, city water, or fire district taxes. For questions or discrepancies on your bill, please contact the ASSESSOR at 860-546-6035. ON-LINE TAX INFORMATION and PAYMENTS - - Interest accrues at 1.5% per month dating back to the due date on overdue bills.

  • Land Use/Building Office

    Land Use/Building Office

    The duty of the Land Use Office is to inform the public of all necessary zoning, wetland and building codes and regulations for the Town of Canterbury and to distribute the proper land use permits.

  • Assessor's Office

    Assessor's Office

    The 2020 Revaluation is COMPLETE! Thank you to the residents of Canterbury for your cooperation with this project. Additional information on Assessor's page.

  • Town Treasurer's Office

    Town Treasurer's Office

    The duties of the Town Treasurer are wide and far ranging. They include the day to day financial management of the town, by conservative investment of town funds and proper payment for authorized debts.

  • Municipal Agent to the Elderly

    Municipal Agent to the Elderly

    The Town of Canterbury Municipal Agent to the Elderly is available to assist seniors in information and referral services.

  • Public Works Department

    Public Works Department

    The Public Works Department performs road maintenance, mows grass, prunes/removes brush/trees, picks up litter, plows snow, and paints stop bars. The crew also maintains trucks at the Town Garage.

  • Registrars of Voters

    Registrars of Voters

    The Registrars of Voters are responsible for the administration of all local, state and national elections; the registration of all eligible voters; and the conduct of primaries and referendums.

  • Animal Control

    Animal Control

    Animal Control Services are provided by Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG), based in Dayville, CT. The contact phone number is (860) 774-1253. On-call emergency service is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Please access this page for possible leads on missing/lost pets.

  • BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

    BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

  • Canterbury Constables

    Canterbury Constables

    Canterbury Constables serve the Town of Canterbury by aiding and assisting in traffic control and other logistical support at Official Town Functions.

  • Emergency Management (EMD)

    Emergency Management (EMD)

    Local emergency management capabilities support the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security's Response Framework in preparing for our communities' response to potential disasters.

  • Judge of Probate

    Judge of Probate

    Probate Courts have jurisdiction over a wide variety of matters including: Trusts and Estates, Guardians, Conservators and Civil Commitment, and Parents.

  • Justices of the Peace

    Justices of the Peace

    Justices of the Peace have general oath-giving powers, may take acknowledgments, may join persons in marriage, and may take depositions. All local Justices of the Peace reside in the Town of Canterbury.

  • Solid Waste Transfer Center

    Solid Waste Transfer Center

    Canterbury's Solid Waste Transfer facility is located in front of the Public Works Garage/School Bus Depot at 111 Kinne Road. Hours of operation are Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • Town of Canterbury

    Town of Canterbury

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