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Permits and Fees

Any construction that necessitates obtaining a City Engineering Department permit shall be pre-approved by and subject to the inspection of the City Engineer. The City Engineering Department permits and fees are as follows:

Permit (Fee) [City Ordinance]

  1. Drive Connection Permit ($5.00) [911]
  2. Public Curb & Sidewalk Permit ($5.00) [907]
  3. Street Opening Permit ($35.00) [909]
  4. Street Opening Permit, Curb & Sidewalk Removal ($5.00) [909]
  5. Sanitary Sewer Connection Permit
    ($500.00 Residential; $1,000 Non-Residential) [943]
    (WPCC approval required for Industrial/Commercial Sites)
  6. Sanitary Sewer Repair Permit (No Fee) [943]
  7. Storm Sewer Connection Permit (No Fee) [961]
  8. Storm Sewer Repair Permit (No Fee) [961]

As applicable, site plans and construction plans shall include the following notes:

If a Drive Connection Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Drive Connection Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any driveway work within public right-of-way. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 911 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

If a Public Curb & Sidewalk Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Public Curb & Sidewalk Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any public curb or sidewalk work. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 907 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

If a Street Opening Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Street Opening Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any excavation work within public right-of-way. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 909 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

If a Street Opening – Curb & Sidewalk Removal Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Street Opening - Curb & Sidewalk Removal Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any public curb or sidewalk removal work. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 909 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

If a Sanitary Sewer Connection Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Sanitary Sewer Connection Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any sanitary sewer connection work to City sanitary sewers. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 943 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

If a Sanitary Sewer Repair Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Sanitary Sewer Repair Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any sanitary sewer repair work to City sanitary sewers or other sanitary sewers that ultimately discharge to a City sanitary sewer. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 943 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

If a Storm Sewer Connection Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Storm Sewer Connection Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any storm sewer connection work to City storm sewers. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 961 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

If a Storm Sewer Repair Permit is needed:

“A contractor licensed by the City of Canton shall obtain a ‘Storm Sewer Repair Permit’ from the City Engineering Department prior to commencing any storm sewer repair work to City storm sewers or other storm sewers that directly connect to a City storm sewer. The work shall be performed in accordance with requirements of the City Engineer and shall be inspected by the City Engineering Department. Failure to obtain said permit is a violation of Chapter 961 of the City of Canton Codified Ordinances and is enforceable under the same.”

Any necessary City Engineering Department permits must be obtained at the City Engineering Department.

All fees are the responsibility of the applicant. Contact the City Engineering Department at 330-489-3381 for any questions.