Welcome to the official site of Canton Mo.

It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling from the north or the south, we are a great stop on the way to your destination. Discover what makes Canton special by planning your next visit. Click on one of our buttons to Eat, Stay or Play to get ideas of what there is to see and do here in Canton. We have scenic views of the Mississippi, great food and unique shopping. Located in the northeast corner of Missouri, the city of Canton is a small town with much to Show You!

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Mark your calendars and start getting ready!  City Wide Yard Sales will be happening on Saturday, April 11.  The following Saturday, April 18, is City Wide Spring Cleanup!  Start sorting and tagging….it will be here before you know it!!

Word is out!  Time to check out the big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) event that will end at Canton on June 26!  There are plans for lots of music and fun, not to mention the bicycle riding!  Whether you’re interested in all of it or just the last day and night in Canton, it’s sure to be a great time!  That’s

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Can’t wait for spring??    We can help you with that!  Free garden seed is available at City Hall.  If you can, please bring your own baggies/zip lock bags as our supply of those is limited.  There’s a lot of variety, so we probably have at least one or two things that will interest you.  It’s still cold, but who says it’s too early to plan for the first lettuce and radishes??  Beat those winter blues!  Come get some garden seed!


The City of Canton is now using the CodeRED system for getting critical communications to our residents in time-sensitive situations.  The situations could range from notifications about utility service interruptions to missing child alerts. 

Your contact information remains private and will only be used for community notifications.  Multiple phone numbers, text, and email addresses can be entered by clicking on the CodeRED icon visible on this page. 

Hard copy forms are available at City Hall for those who don’t use the internet, so spread the word!  Once the form is filled out, city staff will enter the information in the system. 

The CodeRED system offers Message Playback.  You can hear the last message delivered to your phone through the CodeRED system by simply dialing back the number on your Caller ID. 

We urge you to share this information.  We want as many people as possible to be able to receive fast notifications about urgent situations!!