City Departments

Canton City Hall

Building and Development

Donald Lawrence, Director
601.859.0356

The Building and Development Department is located at City Hall, 226 E. Peace Street. The department is responsible for issuing all construction permits and related inspections as well as code enforcement related to zoning, floodplain management, and community development.

Canton City Clerks

City Clerk

Valerie Smith, City Clerk
601.859.4331

The City Clerk's office is responsible for a broad range of administrative and clerical support for the city. The city clerk prepares and maintains minutes, ordinances, resolution, contracts, deeds, easements, and other official documents.

Canton Fire Department Canton Fire Truck

Fire Department

Andrew Hughes, Fire Chief
601.859.3112

Canton's Fire Department provides both emergency and non-emergency services to the public. The department is comprised of four fire stations strategically located throughout the city.

Fire Station 1
3393 N. Liberty Street

Fire Station 2
745 E. Peace Street

FireStation 3
728 W. Peace Street

Fire Station 4
188 Watford Drive

Parks & Recreation

Alvin Davis, Director
601.859.4358

Canton's Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in serving local residents by maintaining safe and attractive facilities for all visitors. The park system includes seven (7) facilities.

  • Saab ParkSAAB PARK, located on the corner of Park Drive and Union Street on 15 acres, encompasses 3 lighted baseball/softball fields, 1 basketball court, 1 concession stands, 1 pavilion, 2 lighted tennis courts, and state-of-the-art playground equipment.
  • CANTON FITNESS COMPLEX, located on the corner of Liberty Street and Yandell Avenue. The complex encompasses 1 quarter mile oval track, exercise equipment, and a combination flag football and soccer field.
  • ROSE BUD PARK, located off Rose Bud Drive and Cauthen Street, encompasses 1 baseball field, 1 quarter mile walking trail, 3 pavilions, 1 swimming pool, 4 basketball courts, and playground equipment
  • CANTON COMMUNITY CENTER, located at 337 North Union Street, encompasses 1 auditorium, 1 kitchen, 1 meeting room, and 1 stage.
  • CANTON/MADISON COUNTY MULTIPURPOSECANTON/MADISON COUNTY MULTIPURPOSE & EQUINE CENTER, located at 501 Soldiers Colony Road encompasses 1 large multipurpose arena, which contains a banquet hall, concession stand, kitchen, break-out rooms, office space, a 140'X240" arena floor with seating for 1800 people, a barn and stalls, and a warm up area. The facility also contains a second covered area (150' x 300'), an outdoor arena, and full service RV grounds. Glenn Robinson, General Manager 601.859.4358
  • CANTON SPORTS PLEX, located at 501 Soldier Colony Road. The Sports Plex contains 8 open space fields, 2 soccer fields, a walking trail, playground equipment, 3 ponds, and paved parking for up to 700 vehicles.
  • ANDERSON PARK. Is located behind Canton Elementary School on 19 acres, and includes a walking trail and playground equipment.
Canton Police Department

Police Department

Otha Brown, Police Chief
601.859.2121

The Canton Police Department exists to serve the community and to provide public safety services to the community. The city's Police Department is located at 200 Park Drive between Liberty and Union Streets.

Public Works

Public Works

Leon Davis, Street Director
601.859.3245

The public works department is located at 303 Soldier Colony Road. The department is responsible for maintaining the city's roadways as well as the city's garage collections. Residential collection of trash is made twice each week. The south side of Peace Street is collected on Monday and Thursday, and the north side of Peace Street on Tuesday and Friday.