Zoning Department Staff

Jonathan Smith, Zoning Director

As the Zoning Director, Mr. Smith is responsible for the enforcement of the Canton Township Zoning Resolution. Some of his duties are: First, he is responsible for issuing all zoning permits and assuring the township that all permits are issued within the confines of the zoning resolution. Secondly, he is responsible for referring requests for variances to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Thirdly, he is responsible for responding to all complaints of zoning violations. He will take the necessary actions to eliminate those violations. This could include conducting a nuisance hearing before the Township Trustees or referring such violations to Stark County Court of Common Pleas.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


(330) 484-2501 Phone

(330) 484-2556 Fax

Laura Datkuliak, Zoning Administrative Assistant

 The Zoning Administrative Assistant will assist with the overall process of zoning management for Canton Township by processing all applications for zoning permits, issuing variance requests, and controlling all supporting documentation. The Zoning Administrative Assistant serves as the secretary to both Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 3:00 pm


(330) 484-2501 Phone

(330) 484-2556 Fax

Michael Hanshaw, Zoning Assistant

Mr. Hanshaw was hired in May of 2015 to assist with nuisance properties in Canton Township.  Nuisance properties consist of high grass, inoperable/unlicensed vehicles, trash/debris, and no permit issued.  Nuisance properties are discovered by either a complaint being filed or if he is in a neighborhood and sees a nuisance. 

Office Hours: Monday- Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm


(330) 484-2501 Phone

(330) 484-2556 Fax

Canton Township Board of Trustees Office
4711 Central Avenue, S.E.
Canton, Ohio 44707
Phone:  (330) 484-2501
Facsimile:  (330) 484-2556
Office Building Open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday