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. Call 770-704-1551
  2. Visit us at 151 Elizabeth Street, Canton
  3. Fax inspection form to 770-479-1872 

Available Development Incentive Districts:

City Demographics


City Maps


Horizon 2030 Comprehensive Plan

Development Code

City of Canton Unified Development Code


Public Hearing Application

2017 Public Hearing Dates & Application





Ken Patton, AICP
Community Development Director, 770.704.1522,

Steve Green

Zoning Administrator, 770.704.1530,