Business

  1. Assessors Office

    The Assessors are charged with assessing all property at full and fair cash value via sales, inspections through building permits and abatements.

  2. Building Department

    The Canton Building Department is a public safety office that enforces all applicable codes, laws and regulations to ensure all buildings and structures are constructed and maintained in a safe and usable manner.

  3. Electrical

    The Electrical Division is responsible for ensuring public safety, health, and welfare insofar as they are affected by the installation of electrical systems and appliances.

  4. Engineering

    This division of the Public Works Department is responsible for providing design and management of public works projects and provides technical support to all town departments.

  5. Fire Department

    The mission of the Canton Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors to Canton by providing the highest possible level of service through fire prevention, public education, fire suppression, emergency medical services and mitigation of the effects of natural and man made disasters.

  6. Plumbing / Gas

    The Plumbing / Gas Division is responsible for ensuring public safety, health, and welfare insofar as they are affected by the installation of plumbing and gas systems and appliances.

  7. Town Planner

    View forms that are important to the Town Planner.

  8. Water & Sewer

    The Water Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the town’s water supply, providing for the health and well-being of the public.

  9. Zoning

    The Zoning Enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcing the Canton Zoning By-laws, MGL Ch.40A. These by-laws are used to control, among other things, density, parking, height and location of buildings and structures, uses of buildings and structures, requirements for build-able lots, signs, earth removal and overlay districts.