The St. Lawrence County Seat

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Office

Michael McQuade, Town Code Enforcement Officer
Phone: 315-714-3659 (Office); 315-244-0600 (Cell)

Tim Nolan, Village Code Enforcement Officer
Phone: 315-386-2871  ext. 9210
Fax:  315-386-1361

Town Code Enforcement:

Village Code Enforcement:

Building Permit Applications:

Blank Village/Town Building Permit applications may be downloaded and printed from this link, picked up at the Village or Town Code Enforcement Offices or the Town and Village Clerk’s Offices.  Completed Building Permits can be dropped off in the Town or Village Clerk’s Offices, or mailed to:
Canton Code Enforcement
Municipal Building
60 Main Street, Canton, New York 13617


  • Building Permit Applications MUST be submitted prior to commencement of work. Upon issuance 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 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.

All other Village and Town applications, permits, and forms available here