Development Services

The Department of Development Services is made up of several divisions, including Building, Permitting, Planning and Zoning, and Code Enforcement.

The Department is responsible for managing Plan Review, Permit Issuance, and Code Inspections for commercial and residential construction and renovation as well as Zoning, Housing, and Nuisance inspections, and issuance of Zoning and Occupancy Certificates.


Since 2019 the City has contracted with SAFEbuilt to provide building and community development related services for the City.

The information contained on this site is meant to be of assistance to the residents, property and business owners, and contractors of North Canton. However, due to the complex nature of some of these processes, we urge you to please call or stop in prior to beginning any construction project so we may provide guidance and/or information.