For convenient access and reference to the City of North Canton provides its Code of Ordinances free of charge through this web portal. The Codified Ordinances are a reflection of all local laws of a general or permanent nature. These laws are grouped in to component Codes, Title, Chapters, and Sections for improved reference.
The following content is designed as a resource for public accessibility and may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Municipality. The City provides these documents for informational purposes only. These documents should not be relied upon as the definitive authority for local legislation. Additionally, the formatting and pagination of the posted documents varies from the formatting and pagination of the official copy. The official printed copy of the Code of Ordinances and legal counsel should be consulted prior to any actions being taken.
For further information regarding the official version of any of this Code of Ordinances or other documents posted on this site, please contact the Clerk of Council.
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The Charter of the City of North Canton is the Constitution of the City. It empowers the elected officials of the City to perform their jobs within the confines given by the Charter.
The Administrative Code of North Canton provides for the foundation of governance. This section builds on the Charter and creates the institutions that govern the City.
The Traffic Code includes all regulations enacted related to the actions of individuals on public roadways of North Canton.
The General Offenses Code contains North Canton's Criminal laws and penalties.
The Business Regulation Code contains all regulations pertaining to how businesses conduct their operations.
The Streets, Utilities, and Public Service Code set the standards for streets, utilities, and other public facilities.
The Planning and Zoning Code contains all regulations in regards to how a citizen or business can use their land.
The Building Code contains all regulations pertaining to building standards within the City of North Canton.
The Fire Prevention Code includes all regulations to prevent fires within the City of North Canton.
The Property Maintenance Code contains all regulations relating to how citizens must maintain their property.
Clerk's Editorial Notes
The arrangement and numbering of the Codified Ordinances into component codes, titles, chapters and sections are based on an adaptation of the decimal numbering system which is similar to that used in the Ohio Revised Code, and in accord with the best accepted practice in instituting a codification. Each section is self-identifying as to code, chapter and section number. For example, 305.06 indicates that the code number is 3, the chapter number is 305 (or the 5th chapter within code 3), and the section number is .06. The code and chapter numbers appear left of the decimal, with the code number preceding the first two digits left of the decimal, and the chapter number being all digits left of the decimal. The section number appears right of the decimal.
This numbering system has the advantage of inherent flexibility in allowing for an almost endless amount of expansion. Codes, titles and chapters initially are odd-numbered, thus reserving the use of even numbers for future legislation. Sections within chapters are consecutively numbered, except that penalty provisions are usually assigned the number .99 as used in the Revised Code. Newly created sections subsequent to the original codification may be indicated by three digits right of the decimal in the event the law properly belongs between two consecutively numbered sections. For example, newly created 575.061, 575.062 and 575.063 follow 575.06 and precede 575.07 to be placed in their logical position.
Within Sections of code the numbering of parts, items, and paragraphs is as follows:
When Sections are amended, revised, or otherwise updated they will be given a footnote denoting the number of the Ordinance enacting the change and the date such legal changes became/become effective law. Such footnotes will be formatted as shown below.
(Ord. 1-2020 eff. 01-01-2020)