Community Development


The Community Development Department is responsible for working with the citizens of Canton, Boards and Commissions, the development community and the elected officials while managing the current and long-range planning, land development, building construction and code compliance for the City of Canton.

City of Canton Form Center

View all Permits, Licenses & Regulations by clicking here.


Check the status of an application

Click here to search the current status of your permit

How to schedule an inspection:

  1. Sign into our online portal
  2. Visit us at 110 Academy Street, Canton

    Frequently Asked Questions


Available Development Incentive Districts:

City Demographics


City Maps

Development Code

    City of Canton Unified Development Code

    Chapter 12: Standard Details

Native Plants of Georgia U.G.A. Links:

    The Complete Guide to Native Plants for Georgia

    Native Plants for Georgia Part 2: Ferns

    Native Plants for Georgia Part 3: Wildflowers

    Native Plants of North Georgia Photo Guide


Public Hearing Application

    Public Hearing Dates & Application



How to Obtain a Sign Permit

    City of Canton Sign Permitting Process




Ken Patton, AICP
Community Development Director, 770.704.1522,

Steve Green

Zoning Administrator, 770.704.1530,