Building Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officer: Russell “Rusty” Lawrence IV

Office Hours: Call for Appointment

Best time to call is early in the morning between 7:30 and 8:00 am

Phone: 315.386.2871 ext. 3

Fax: 315.386.2619


Code Compliance Technician: Tim Nolan

Phone: 315.386.2871  ext 204

Fax: 315.386.1361


Please fill out and mail applications to:

Canton Code Enforcement

Municipal Building

60 Main Street

Canton, New York 13617

Forms available for download:

All applications, forms, and permits are in PDF format. Click to download Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free PDF reader)





Building Permit applications may be picked up daily at the Code Enforcement Office or the Town & Village Clerk’s Offices.

Building Permit Applications MUST be submitted prior to commencement of work. Upon issuing of permit, the applicant must contact the Code Enforcement Officer upon completion of each stage of work and for final inspection.

A permit is valid for twelve (12) months and must be renewed if the work is not completed within that time.

Applications for Residential structures over 1500 sq. ft. and all Commercial projects require New York State engineered drawings.