Welcome to the City of Canton

As the seat of Van Zandt County and host of the original world-famous First Monday Trade Days, Canton is the center of activity not only for a thriving county, but also for much of East Texas. First Monday has attracted restaurants, shops and businesses not usually found in other small towns.


Find out more information on our budget.


Click here for the City of Canton's upcoming and past meeting agendas/minutes.

First Monday

Make plans to join us for the next Trade Days weekend and enjoy a shopping experience like none other.


Canton is in Northeast Texas along Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 19 & 64.


Forms and publications that are requested most often are available for download.


Employment opportunities, job applications, and current employee forms.

Code Enforcement

Code of ordinances available for download for the City of Canton.


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Citizen of the Year

Canton selects a citzen of the year each year. Find out more.


Learn more about Canton, TX through a quick video.


Whether it is Building/Construction, Garage Sales, or Solicitor’s Permits, learn all about it here.


Learn everything you need to know about zoning in the City of Canton.