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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One of the photos scrolling across our home page features three generations of the Janney family standing in front of the Lewis Street Playhouse.  The photo is featured, along with information about their involvement in the restoration of the building, in a calendar produced by Missouri Main Street Connection and provided to Canton Main Street Association.  Copies of the calendar are available at Canton City Hall for any donation to our local Canton Main Street Association.  The photo is the January feature on the calendar.

The Canton Police Department welcomes new officer, Ryan Cowden.  Officer Cowden was sworn in at City Hall on December 16.  Please introduce yourself to Officer Cowden and welcome him to our community!

Residents are encouraged to make use of the mail slot by the entrance door to Canton City Hall any time we are closed.  It’s a secure location for you to leave correspondence or payments.   The times we will be closed due to the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays are Wed., Dec. 24 after Noon; Thur., Dec 25, all day; Fri., Dec. 26, all day; Wed., Dec. 31, after Noon: and Thu., Jan 1, all day.  Tax payments placed in the mail slot after we close on December 31 will be accepted as paid by the deadline when we return on Jan. 2.

The City of Canton extends a warm welcome to our new Police Chief Ryan Crandell.  Chief Crandell has begun his official duties and wants to get to know the residents of Canton.  Please introduce yourself to Chief Crandell and join us in welcoming him and his family to our community!  Stop by the Police Department in the next couple of weeks and get acquainted.  Chief Crandell will be spending a bit of extra time there as he gets his office operations set up.

Voting begins on Dec. 5 and ends at 5 pm on Dec. 19 for Canton Main Street Association’s “Canton in Lights” Contest. Votes accepted at Canton City Hall.  Forms are here and also at Canton City Hall.  Now’s your chance to vote early and often!!  Enjoy the displays and be sure to check out Canton Main Street Association’s Facebook page!  The mission: “To promote an attractive, organized, and financially stable community, while preserving and enhancing our historic downtown”.

We are working to get more information posted on our Calendar.  Click on Calendar in the Menu Bar.  Please contact Canton City Hall to have events added to the Calendar.   Stop by City Hall, phone: 573-288-4413, email: (Subject-Showmecanton calendar), or write it down on a piece of paper and drop it in the slot by the City Hall entrance!

Wondering what you’re going to do with that real tree after the holidays?  You have options!  Undecorated trees will be picked up along alleys if they are left out no later than January 9.   They’ll be recycled at Wakonda State Park (dropped in the lake, they’ll make great fish habitat).  Otherwise you can take your tree to the Yard Waste Site (you’ll need to get there by approaching it from the north side as the levee gate area is closed to traffic) or, as a last resort, you can leave your tree at 2nd and Green St.