Building & Safety Services

building department

The Building & Safety Services Department supports the safety and quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Canton through enforcement of the Building Code.  The permitting and inspection process promotes high-quality design standards as well as the conservation, rehabilitation and reuse of the City's existing buildings



Building Codes

Click here for current listing of Building Codes for the City of Canton.


New Residential Building Permit Application Packet

Click here for the New Residential Building Permit Application Packet. This guide will help you through the permitting process.


City of Canton Form Center

View all Permits, Licenses & Regulations by clicking here.


How to schedule an inspection:

  1. Call 770-704-1551
  2.  Visit us at 151 Elizabeth Street, Canton
  3. Fax inspection form to 678-493-2094

Commercial Inspection Form

Residential Inspection Form


Check the status of an application:

 Search the current status of your permit here.

 Preparing for Annual Fire Inspection

Annual Fire Inspections are not scheduled with the customer, but occur on an annual basis. We recommend that customers prepare using the following documents and email Jay Kula at


Emergency Lighting & Exit Light Testing

Fire Extinguisher Monthly Inspection

Commercial Kitchen FireSystems Inspections






Mark Crosby, CBO-MCP
Director of Building & Safety Services,  770.704.1512,