Building & Permits

Helpful Information


The North Canton Building and Permits Department 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.

SAFEbuiltOn November 5, 2018, we welcomed SAFEbuilt to the community.  SAFEbuilt provides building and community development related services to municipalities and public agencies.  With that being said, the City contracted with SAFEbuilt to take over the operation of the City of North Canton Building Department.

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.


The Building and Permits Department is a combination of several divisions, including but not limited to:

  • Building - commercial and residential
  • Contractor Registration
  • Housing
  • Inspections
  • Nuisances
  • Water Connections - Sewer
  • Zoning