Chief Building Official
Sears Building - City Offices
424 Market Avenue North
Canton OH 44702-1564
M-F: 8am - 4pm
(330) 430-7800 - Building
(330) 430-7819 - Code
(330) 438-4726 - Zoning
To Schedule Inspections or General Information: (330) 430-7819
The Code Division is comprised of one Senior Code Officer and four Code Enforcement Officers. These individuals have the task of investigating complaints, and enforcement of City Housing Ordinances, regarding both owner and non-owner occupied structures.
This Division also plays a major role in the demolition process of abandoned and structurally unsafe buildings within the City. This is completed in part by conducting a field inspection and assessing the status of the building(s), then working with our clerical staff to research property records, current owner information and related documentation.
The City of Canton Code Enforcement Division is responsible to its residents to see that the housing stock in the City is maintained in a decent, safe and sanitary condition. In accordance to Section 1351 of the Codified Ordinance, non-owner occupied properties are required to be registered with this division.
All non-owner occupied properties shall be registered yearly. An inspection will be required for all new non-owner occupied properties. An interior inspection may be required as stated in Chapter 1351 of the Canton Codified Ordinances.
Code Enforcement Officer
(330) 438-4721 (Direct)
Each of our Code Officers has demonstrated their knowledge and ability by successfully completing certification as Residential Combination and Property Maintenance Inspectors through the International Code Council, which includes testing in the areas of Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing. In addition, the Senior Code Officer is certified by the State of Ohio as a Residential Building Official. All inspectors possess an invaluable understanding of the neighborhoods, property owners and tenants.