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



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 ( effective 3/2/2020 )

1.       All  inspections must  be  requested  and scheduled  via electronic portal link:

2.       Contractors, Registered  Design Professional  and  Public Users (homeowners)  must set up account and  register to create a new user account in order to schedule inspection(s):

3.       Inspections not scheduled online may be requested in person at City Of Canton Building and Safety Services 110 Academy St Room 219. You may print the form prior to coming to City Hall. 

Commercial Inspection Form

Residential Inspection Form

Please call 770-704-1517 if you have any questions


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


City of Canton Fire Watch Log

City of Canton Fire Prevention Guide

Commercial Kitchen Fire Code Requirements

Commercial Kitchen Inspection

Emergency Lighting & Exit Light Testing

Fire Extinguisher Monthly Inspection

Flame Effects Application & Permit

Maximum Occupancy Signs

Tent and Membrane Structures Permit Requirements



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