Signal & Lighting

American Flag and Light PostThe Traffic Signal and Lighting Division is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals and decorative street lights which are located throughout the City.

Interesting Facts

As of 2022, in the City of Canton there are

  • 188 traffic signals
  • 15 traffic signal flashers
  • Over 900 decorative street lights
  • Over 500 American flags on city poles

Flags & Banners

Our office installs and maintains these flags, as well as the banner that hangs over the street in the 900 block of Market Avenue North. We also assist the Street Department with the installation of banners throughout the City.

Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren System

In another of our duties, the Traffic Signal and Lighting Division is responsible for maintaining the outdoor emergency warning siren system (more commonly referred to as the city's "tornado siren").

Assisting Other Departments

In addition to its own duties, the division can assist other City departments with work that involves the use of aerial vehicles, such as a bucket ("cherry-picker") or platform lift.

Report a Problem

To report a problem with a traffic signal call 330-489-3381.  To report street lights that need replaced, go to

Sign Up for Canton Alerts

Sign up for Canton Alerts!, sometimes called the Stark County Emergency Notification System or Reverse 911. Not all telephone numbers are available to public entities, such as the City of Canton, so if you would like to receive these Canton Alerts! on any telephone number, especially unlisted numbers or your mobile phone, you need to sign up.