The St. Lawrence County Seat

Town Code Enforcement Office

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

Town Code Enforcement:

Building Permit Applications:

Town Building Permit applications may be downloaded and printed from this link, picked up at Town Code Enforcement Offices or the Town and Clerk’s Offices.  Completed Building Permits can be dropped off in the Town 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.

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