5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424     Main Desk Call: 585.394.1120    Receiver of Taxes Call: 585.394.1120     FAX: 585.394.9476
Welcome to the Development Office Online

office hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Phone: 585.394.1120
Fax: 585.394.3767

Highway employees hours:
Monday - Thursday
6:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Waste and Recycling Transfer Station Operating Hours:
Wednesday - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

whom to contact

James M. Fletcher
Highway and Water Superintendent
(585) 394-3300

Roxanne Ruffalo
Finance Clerk II
(585) 394-3300 ext. 2250




The Highway and Water Departments provide highway and water services for the Town.

The Highway Dept. also receives and maintains reservations for the use of Town parks and rentals of cabins.

If our web site does not answer all of the questions you may have, please feel free to contact the office and we will be glad to help out!

Jim Fletcher
Highway / Water Superintendent




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Notice of Road Closure

Effective immediately, Deuel Road between County Road 16 and Lucas Road is closed, except for local traffic, until mid-November 2015 for construction.  Everyone is asked to adhere to the posted detour signs.

Please contact the Town Highway Department at (585) 394-3300 should you have any questions.


Notice of Temporary Road Closure

Starting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the Town of Canandaigua Highway Department will begin construction on the section of Parrish Street Extension   between Route 5 & 20 and West Street.  Parrish Street Extension will be closed to all traffic.  Travelers will be required to follow the posted detour route.  Please contact the Town Highway Department at (585) 394-3300 should you have any questions.


Job Opportunities

Motor Equipment Operator/ Water System Operator
Minimum qualifications are one year operating heavy equipment, Class B license with air brakes, one year driving Class 8 vehicles. Must also have good mechanical skills, able to lift 70 pounds, flexible schedule and a current grade C water license for operation of water system. This position is 40 hours per week. Please mail your resume to Jim Fletcher at 5440 route 5 & 20 Canandaigua, NY 14424 or email to jfletcher@townofcanandaigua.org. All resumes must be received by August 1.

Part-time Seasonal Laborer – Manual work requiring physical endurance to perform tasks such as routine landscaping, maintenance and cleaning. Prefer candidate with landscaping and basic mechanical operating experience. Pay range $12-15/hr. Email resume to dbrewer@townofcanandaigua.org. Or mail to Dennis Brewer, 5440 Route 5 & 20, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Deadline for applications is August 1.


Road Repaving Project - NYS Route 332, Route 5 & 20

Construction is set to begin on a $6 million project to improve the condition of Routes 332, Route 5&20, and Route 96 in the towns of Farmington, Canandaigua and Hopewell, Ontario County.

NYSDOT’s preventive maintenance project will mill and resurface a portion of Route 332 the New York State Thruway south to County Route 28; a portion of Route 96 between Route 332 east to Glen Carlyn Drive; and a portion of Routes 5&20 between Sucker Brook Creek Bridge (just west of Route 332) and the eastern intersection of Lake Shore Drive.

The construction schedule calls for work to begin on Routes 5 and 20 at the south end of the project during the overnight hours from 6:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for approximately one month. Crews will first make pavement repairs followed by milling and paving. Work will continue during the daytime hours on Route 332 and Route 96. Work is expected to be complete by mid-October.

Traffic will be maintained with the use of single lane closures. Two-way travel will be maintained. Motorists should allow extra travel time to safely pass through the highway work zones.

If you have questions or comments about this project, please contact Joe Hendee, Engineer in Charge, at (585) 272-3340, or via email atjoseph.hendee@dot.ny.gov.



To read the Daily Messenger article about the Canandaigua senior who wrote his college essay on the Town dump, please click here.



Please remember that Town residents are only allowed to bring brush or pick up stone during regular dump hours:

Wednesday - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please make sure to have your town residency sticker clearly visible in your vehicle



If you would like to receive notice about town roadwork, emergency water main breaks, transfer station closings or any other town news please sign up to receive town information via email:


Click below to see the you tube video of the Town of Canandaigua plowing operations during the Blizzard 3/12/14



Information Bulletin from the New York State Sheriff's Association. Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide
life-saving medical attention during that first "golden hour" after a crash or other emergency.

Click above to read the bulletin

You an also learn more by going to www.nysheriffs.org/yellowdot



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The Town of Canandaigua Highway Department is responsible for the general maintenance of all the town-dedicated roads. This includes ditching, paving, tree and brush removal in the town’s right-of-way, mowing roadsides and plowing and ice control during the winter months. In the spring and summer months we oil and stone roads, replace culverts, clean ditches and pave roads.

Superintendent Jim Fletcher coordinates the work for the crews and oversees the Highway, Water, and Recycling / Refuse Departments. He also works closely with the Director of Parks and Recreation on Park Maintenance. His office is at 5440 Routes 5 & 20 in the highway building. He can be reached at (585) 394-3300 or by email at jfletcher@townofcanandaigua.org.

The Highway Department also:

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Superintendent Jim Fletcher oversees the Town of Canandaigua Water Department. Water used by town residents comes from the City of Canandaigua water treatment plant and is distributed to the Town residents.

The Water Department have the following responsibilities: quarterly water readings, water billing , turn on and off water, install new water meters, replace old water meters with new ones, inspect water mains and water services, install new water mains, flush fire hydrants, maintain valves and pressure reducing valves, perform final water meter readings for a sale of a home or business, conduct water sampling.

The Water Department also:

  • Installs and maintains fire hydrants
  • Marks water lines for contractors
  • Maintains the pump stations and the water tank



click above for the report



click above for the report


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Transfer and Recycling Facility Hours
Wednesday - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Town residents may drop off yard waste and pick up mulch or stone ONLY during regular dump hours
You must have your residency sticker on your vehicle for these services

Click here to download a PDF of the price list and restrictions for the transfer station

The Transfer & Recycling Station accepts:

  • Milk cartons, drink boxes or pizza boxes
  • Newspapers: store fliers, "Shoppers Guide" type ads, news print used for packing. If it comes in the paper, it goes with the paper
  • Car batteries
  • Clothes
  • Used oil
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Plastic No. 1-7
  • Household garbage in CLEAR trash bags or emptied from open containers Kitchen trash compactor bags ARE acceptable.
  • Metal: tin & aluminum cans, aluminum pie pans, caps, lids, appliances
  • Cardboard: flattened corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, brown movers wrap
  • Leaves, brush, Christmas trees, & yard debris
  • Batteries: Car, truck, boat, motorcycle & lawn tractor batteries only
  • Copper
  • Radiators
  • Construction and demolition debris (can be disposed of at a $2.00 per coupon charge based on a 55-gallon container purchased ahead of time at the Town Clerk's office)
  • Leaves, brush, and yard debris (can be disposed of also in our compost pile behind the facility)
  • Window glass, picture frame glass, perfume bottles, drinking glasses, opaque glass, or ceramics

The Landfill Transfer & Recycling Station does NOT accept :

  • Hazardous waste (propane tanks, paint, fuel, etc.)

Permits and Coupons:
Transfer and recycling is available with permit only for Town of Canandaigua residents. Permits are available from the Town Clerk's office in Town hall with proof of residency. Registration is needed for any vehicle using facility. Coupons are available to town residents from the Town Clerk during the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday or Wednesday from 8:00am - 7:00pm..

If there are any items not listed here, please talk to one of the attendants. If you have excessive amounts of demolition and construction materials to remove, please refer to your local yellow page listings for sources for renting roll-offs. All services are provided to the Town of Canandaigua residents only.

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Please visit the Parks & Recreation Webpage for information on types of facilities and pricing.

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