The St. Lawrence County Seat

Town Code Enforcement Office

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

Building Permits:


Town Building Permit applications are also available to be picked up at Town Code Enforcement Office or the Town Clerk’s Office.

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

To streamline the Town of Canton’s permitting and complaint processes, residents, businesses, and contractors now have the ability to submit permit applications, request inspections, and file complaints anytime anywhere through Citizen Portal. Questions, please contact the Code Enforcement Office
Citizen Portal







Other Village and Town applications, permits, and forms available here