Permit/Inspection Scheduling

Beginning Friday, May 14, Canton’s Building and Inspection Services  will offer Online Permit Scheduling, available 24/7, with live representatives available  9 a.m. -            4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

How to schedule an inspection

Cityview Portal

ATTENTION: Beginning June 1, 2021, all inspections MUST be scheduled online. Canton’s Automated Phone System will no longer be available after May 30, 2021. 

Canton’s Building and Inspection Services offers Automated Permit Scheduling, available 24/7, with live representatives available 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

1)   Find your permit number, located in the top left corner of your permit.

2) Dial 734/710-0356

3) Press "1" to schedule an inspection
Press "2" to cancel or reschedule an inspection
Press "3" to obtain inspection results
Press "0" to speak with a customer service representative

  1. Building
  2. Concrete/Roof/Sign/Fence
  3. Residential Rental Program

100 - Site /Area barricaded prior to construction/demolition

101 - Open hole inspection, demolition

102 - Footing inspection before concrete

103 - Basement backfill and drainage

105 - Garage floor before concrete

106 - Porch floor before concrete

107 - Concrete floor before concrete

108 - Concrete forms/flatwork before concrete

110 - Rough framing inspection/concealed fire stopping

111 - Rough fireplace-building

112 - Insulation inspection

114 - Fire rated wall/fire stopping inspection

116 - Masonry base flashing / moisture barrier inspection

117 - Commercial re-occupancy – Initial Inspection

118 - Building open ceiling

119 - Temporary final C of O (Building)

120 - Final Inspection/C of O (Building) * Also final inspection for pools, sheds, re-placement windows/doors, decks, porches, structures, re-occupancies and demolitions

130 - Vacant property/secure building (PSD)


  1. Electrical
  2. HVAC
  3. Plumbing

401 - Electrical service release

403 - Electrical underground

405 - Pool grounding inspection

407 - Electrical rough inspection

409 - Fire alarm rough

410 - Electrical open ceiling

415 - Re-connect inspection for furnace, AC and signs

419 - Temporary final electrical for stocking

420 - Final electrical


  1. Planning
  2. Engineering
  3. Fire Marshal

719 - Temporary final, landscaping w/bond

720 - Final landscaping