Director of Permits & Economic Development
Department of Permits & Development
Department Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday
Mailing Address: 145 North Main Street
North Canton, Ohio 44720
Location: 845 West Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio 44720
Phone Number: (330) 499-5557
Fax Number: (330) 966-3630
Gary Fry – Director
Don Walker, Electrical, Building Inspector, CBO
The Permits & Development Department is a combination of several divisions, including but not limited to:
- Building – commercial and residential
- Contractors/Journeymen Registration
- Water Connections – Sewer
- Economic Development
The North Canton Permits and Development office is responsible for plan review, permit issuance, and code inspections for commercial and residential construction and renovation. In addition we conduct zoning, housing, and nuisance inspections and issue Zoning Certificates and Occupancy Certificates. We test and register contractors and journeymen, issue water connection permits, raze building permits and sewer permits.
It is our hope the information contained on this site will be of assistance to our residents and contractors. However, due to the complex nature of some of these processes, we urge you to call or stop in prior to beginning any construction project, so we may provide guidance and information.
Codified Ordinances ( Zoning Ordinances)
The journeymen examinations for 2012 will be held on Wednesdays at 6 PM on the following dates:
March 14, 2012; July 11, 2012; and November 14, 2012.
Applicants must be registered no later than 10 days before an exam. All exams start promptly at 6PM at the North Canton Civic Center.
All Contractors/Journeymen/Apprentice MUST be Registered with City of North Canton to work in City of North Canton
In order to perform work and become registered in the City of North Canton, the following Contractors must be licensed by the State of Ohio:
Fire and Smoke Alarms
The following contractors must register annually with the Permits & Development Department in order to perform work inside the City of North Canton:
Alarms, fire, smoke & security
Underground Fire Service Line Installer
General Contractor – Commercial, Residential, Remodeling
Roofing – Commercial & Residential
Gas Line Installer
Other Contractors as required by CBO
–Contractor Registration Packets can be found on the link towards the end of the pageMake all checks out to: City of North Canton
If paying with cash – please bring exact amount, we do not have a cash drawer.
You may obtain the latest Permit Cards on our Permits and Fees Page.
Applications & Forms
You may obtain the latest Forms and Fees on our Forms and Fees Page.