City Administrative Offices

City of Canton
400 Lewis Street
PO Box 231
Canton, MO 63435
Phone: 573-288-4413
Fax: 573-288-3738

Municipal Code Link

Canton Zoning Map Link —  The information provided in this website in regard to zoning districts in the City of Canton, Missouri, is included to provide helpful information on the subject of zoning.  This website is not meant to be used nor should it be used as a final legal authority for the location of any zone within the City of Canton, Missouri.  The zoning references are provided for informational purposes only and the City of Canton is not liable to any person, firm, or corporation who my rely upon the zoning information contained on this website.

Ward Map

EyeOnWater — Set up an account to monitor your water usage.  You will need your account number from your utility bill to get started.  Contact us at 573-288-4413 if you need more information or have questions.

Services available to residents include City Water and Sewer Services, Solid Waste Services (Garbage Collection), the Recycling Center, City Parks, and Levee Maintenance.  Trash pickup is weekly on Tuesday. (Totes must be at curb by 6 a.m.).  If your tote becomes damaged or unusable, contact City Hall at 573-288-4413.  We will arrange for repair or replacement.   Pay your water bill online here or for an automatic payment from a bank account, sign up with this form

Canton Police Department

Phone: 288-4412 (Administrative Line Only)

Canton Fire Department
Phone: 288-3313 (Administrative Line Only)

Canton Public Library
403 Lewis Street
Phone: 573-288-5279 or email to “”

Other Utility Services
Telephone — CenturyLink — 800-201-4099
Natural Gas — Liberty Utilities — 855-872-3242
Electricity — AmerenMO — 800-552-7583.

Canton Government Facts

Population: 2,774 per 2020 Census
Form of government: 4th class city
Number of Wards: Three

Mayor and City Council

Mayor: Terry Fretwell

Board of Aldermen
Ward 1: Robin Bracey, Teresa McKenzie
Ward 2: Jim Crenshaw, George Hausdorf
Ward 3: Jeff Janney, Rick Martin

Other City Officials
City Attorney – Dennis Smith
City Building Inspector – Sean Major
City Clerk – Christina “Crissy” Seangmany
City Collector – Robin Miles
City Treasurer – Doreen “Dori” Wolter
Municipal Court Clerk – Mary Fretwell
Police Clerk – Joy Brewer
Chief of Police – Tycher Blakely
Public Works Director – Cynthia Kell
Water Treatment Plant Supervisor – Brian Laws

Canton City Board Meetings

Regular Board – meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Courtroom at City Hall at 400 Lewis Street.  This is the formal monthly meeting where Board Minutes and Collector, Treasurer, and Appropriation Reports are reviewed and approved by the Board.  This is also the meeting where decisions are made regarding current issues, proposed ordinances and resolutions.

Committees of the Board are listed below. These Committees meet as necessary to study issues and make recommendations to the full Board. All committee and Board meetings are posted in compliance with Missouri “Sunshine” laws.

Minutes of the Board of Aldermen are posted after the Board Minutes are in Approved status.

Loss Prevention Manual

2023 Annual Water Quality Report

Finance Committee —  and Crissy Seangmany

View the 2022-2023 City Budget
View the 2021-2022 City Budget
View the 2020-2021 City Budget
View the 2019-2020 City Budget
View the 2018-2019 City Budget
View the 2017-2018 City Budget
View the 2016-2017 City Budget
View the 2015-2016 City Budget

Police Committee — Jeff Janney, George Hausdorf, and the Chief of Police

Public Works Committee — Robin Bracey, Jim Crenshaw, and Cindy Kell

Missouri Community Betterment Awards

Canton 2003 Grand Prize Community

Governor Bob Holden honored a number of communities and leaders for their accomplishments in improving quality of life at the 2003 Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) Awards this evening in Columbia. The city of Canton in Lewis County won the grand prize award for their outstanding involvement with community betterment projects.

Canton was honored with the Grand Prize because of the way the community pulled together after the devastating tornado that hit May 10, 2003. A presentation was put together by community leaders to show the devastation, the community spirit and pride during the clean-up and rebuilding.